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Is This The Beginning of the End for Kishida?
November 24, 2022

Is This The Beginning of the End for Kishida?

By Jio Kamata
Kishida and the LDP may not face a national election until 2025, but the prime minister is already on shaky ground.

What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP
July 26, 2019

What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP

By Mina Pollmann
The results were an indication of ballot box strength, but Abe's pending Cabinet reshuffle will be equally telling.
Japan Prepares for Upper House Elections
July 18, 2019

Japan Prepares for Upper House Elections

By Mina Pollmann
In addition to issues like constitutional reform, social questions like disabled and LGBT rights are also in the spotlight.

Why Trump Could Be the Final Nail in Abe’s Coffin
March 28, 2018

Why Trump Could Be the Final Nail in Abe’s Coffin

By Brad Glosserman
Despite the attention to domestic scandals, the fatal blow to the Japanese premier’s prospects may come from Tokyo’s closest foreign ally.

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.

Why Japan's Upcoming Polls Matter
October 13, 2016

Why Japan's Upcoming Polls Matter

By Mina Pollmann
“It would be appropriate to say the wind of an election has now started blowing.”

A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways
July 12, 2016

A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways

By Yuki Tatsumi
What the results of Japan's Upper House elections tells us about the state of Japanese politics.
Japanese Constitutional Overhaul in 2015? Don't Count On It
January 07, 2015

Japanese Constitutional Overhaul in 2015? Don't Count On It

By Ankit Panda
Yes, Abe and the LDP are looking good after December's elections, but they still won't get constitutional reform.

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