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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.

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.
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

By Aki Nakai
Don't dismiss the upcoming LDP elections as a done deal. Here are five things to pay attention to as the election approaches.

Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?
August 01, 2018

Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?

By Mina Pollmann
Despite his scandals, Abe is well-positioned win the LDP's presidential election this fall.

Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?
July 28, 2018

Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?

By Emese Schwarcz
Controversy has surrounded Japanese Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso ever since he entered politics.

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.

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.
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?

By Yuki Tatsumi
Does the Tokyo governor's new party galvanize Japan's opposition?

Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
October 06, 2016

Does Another Election Loom in Japan?

By Yuki Tatsumi
A snap election may be political expedient for Abe, but do Japanese taxpayers need to pay for another election now?

Japan Gears up for Elections
June 09, 2016

Japan Gears up for Elections

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan will head to the polls in July, but the result seems obvious already.

How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
July 10, 2015

How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?

By Mina Pollmann
With the 60-day rule, the Diet juggles technicalities and the LDP presses forward its bill reinterpreting Article 9.
Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested
October 16, 2014

Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested

By Clint Richards
Civil society and a fractured opposition are unable to influence the government’s new power.

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