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Will Izumi Kenta Be Japan’s Next Prime Minister?

Will Izumi Kenta Be Japan’s Next Prime Minister?

By Jio Kamata
A CDP government looks more likely than ever – even if it’s still a low-odds proposition. 

Suspect in Japan PM Attack Previously Complained About Election System

Suspect in Japan PM Attack Previously Complained About Election System

By Mari Yamaguchi
The man now in custody for the bomb attack had previously filed a lawsuit claiming Japan’s restrictions on candidates were unconstitutional.
Japan PM Escapes Election Bomb Attack 

Japan PM Escapes Election Bomb Attack 

By Thisanka Siripala
Less than a year after Abe’s murder, violence again erupted on the election campaign trail, raising concerns about how to protect public figures in Japan.

Doubling the Defense Budget Won’t be Easy for Japan

Doubling the Defense Budget Won’t be Easy for Japan

By Daisuke Akimoto and Purnendra Jain
Kishida’s judgment on how to fund the defense budget increase will be a critical factor in his survival as prime minister.

Is This The Beginning of the End for Kishida?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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