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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
Abe’s potential constitutional revision is likely to be underwhelming for the JSDF.
Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces
Japan: 5 Things to Watch in the Next LDP Presidential Election
August 14, 2018
Japan: 5 Things to Watch in the Next LDP Presidential Election
Don't dismiss the upcoming LDP elections as a done deal. Here are five things to pay attention to as the election approaches.
Japan: 5 Things to Watch in the Next LDP Presidential Election
Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?
August 01, 2018
Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?
Despite his scandals, Abe is well-positioned win the LDP's presidential election this fall.
Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?
Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?
July 28, 2018
Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?
Controversy has surrounded Japanese Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso ever since he entered politics.
Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?
Where Is Japan in Its Military Push Under Abe?
March 29, 2018
Where Is Japan in Its Military Push Under Abe?
Tokyo continues to made inroads in building up its capabilities as it confronts regional security threats.
Where Is Japan in Its Military Push Under Abe?
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
Despite the attention to domestic scandals, the fatal blow to the Japanese premier’s prospects may come from Tokyo’s closest foreign ally.
Why Trump Could Be the Final Nail in Abe’s Coffin
Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?
September 28, 2017
Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?
Does the Tokyo governor's new party galvanize Japan's opposition?
Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?
Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
October 06, 2016
Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
A snap election may be political expedient for Abe, but do Japanese taxpayers need to pay for another election now?
Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
Japan Gears up for Elections
June 09, 2016
Japan Gears up for Elections
Japan will head to the polls in July, but the result seems obvious already.
Japan Gears up for Elections
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
July 10, 2015
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
With the 60-day rule, the Diet juggles technicalities and the LDP presses forward its bill reinterpreting Article 9.
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested
October 16, 2014
Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested
Civil society and a fractured opposition are unable to influence the government’s new power.
Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested
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