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China Faces a Stronger Japan
May 31, 2019

China Faces a Stronger Japan

By Bonnie Girard
With Japan adding 105 more F-35 stealth fighters to its forces, is an arms race in store for the Asia-Pacific?

After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?
September 23, 2018

After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?

By Thisanka Siripala
After a sweeping victory against a rival LDP member, Abe secures a new 3 year term as party leader -- and prime minister.
Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces
August 16, 2018

Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces

By John Wright
Abe’s potential constitutional revision is likely to be underwhelming for the JSDF.

How Japan's Security Reformers Undermine Their Own Cause
July 17, 2018

How Japan's Security Reformers Undermine Their Own Cause

By Mina Pollmann
The Japanese public is not against security reform, per se -- but is against the illiberal agenda of many would-be reformers.

Why Steve Bannon Admires Japan
June 22, 2018

Why Steve Bannon Admires Japan

By Reto Hofmann
In Japan, populist and extreme right-wing nationalism has found a home within the political establishment.

If Not North Korea, Who Will Be Japan’s Chief Antagonist?
June 02, 2018

If Not North Korea, Who Will Be Japan’s Chief Antagonist?

By Erik Isaksson
North Korea has long played the enemy for Japanese domestic political purposes. If peace comes, that will have to change.

Where Is Japan in Its Military Push Under Abe?
March 29, 2018

Where Is Japan in Its Military Push Under Abe?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Tokyo continues to made inroads in building up its capabilities as it confronts regional security threats.
Japan Election Victory Gives Abe Mandate For Reform
October 23, 2017

Japan Election Victory Gives Abe Mandate For Reform

By Anthony Fensom
The ruling coalition scores a two-thirds majority in the Lower House elections.

Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
May 26, 2017

Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment

By Michael MacArthur Bosack
The steps Shinzo Abe must take to achieve constitutional revision, and the political implications.

Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution
May 18, 2017

Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution

By Craig Mark
Can Shinzo Abe actually succeed in his plan to amend Article 9?

Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
May 05, 2017

Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan's prime minister outlines his plan for revising Japan's constitution by 2020.
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
March 07, 2017

Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices

By Carlos Ramirez
Will Japan use Trump's presidency as impetus to commit to a new Asian security architecture in the region?

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