June 18, 2022
The Struggles of the Nippon Ishin no Kai
By Jio Kamata
The center-right populist party saw marked success in last year's election, but its support base remains limited at the national level.
November 02, 2021
Japan’s Ruling LDP Wins Outright Majority in General Election
By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s new prime minister secured a comfortable win in the lower house election, with the opposition suffering a significant defeat.
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.
March 25, 2016
Split, Merge, and Lose? The Future of Party Politics in Japan
By Michio Ueda
An opposition merger is a symptom of a deeper problem with Japanese party politics.
November 02, 2015
Japan: Splits, Mergers and Alliances
By Christopher Pearson
A Japanese party splits, and that could signal a new round of mergers and alliances.
September 03, 2015
Japan's Abe Is in for a Successful September, But at a Cost
By Mina Pollmann
Abe will see his security legislation passed, but will need to boost Japan's economy to win back support.