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Where Are Japan’s Policy Entrepreneurs?
September 22, 2021

Where Are Japan’s Policy Entrepreneurs?

By Jake Northey
For all the focus on Japan’s ruling LDP, some of Japan’s most influential policy innovators aren’t found within government at all.

Japan’s Ruling Party Loses 3 Key Elections in Bow to Suga
April 27, 2021

Japan’s Ruling Party Loses 3 Key Elections in Bow to Suga

By Mari Yamaguchi
With full elections due by this fall, the opposition's sweep of Sunday's by-elections is a warning sign for Prime Minister Suga and the LDP.
Revisiting the Obama-Hatoyama Relationship
January 12, 2021

Revisiting the Obama-Hatoyama Relationship

By Gregory Kulacki
A controversy stoked by Obama's recent memoir gives causes to look back at a troubled relationship - and what could have been.

Coronavirus or No, Japan’s Politics Remain Stuck
May 27, 2020

Coronavirus or No, Japan’s Politics Remain Stuck

By Yusaku Yoshikawa
Despite strong disapproval of Prime Minister Abe’s COVID-19 response, the public sees little alternative to his continued governance.

New Year, New Scandals for Japan’s Ruling Party
December 31, 2019

New Year, New Scandals for Japan’s Ruling Party

By Mina Pollmann
Once again, Abe and his LDP are beset by multiple scandals. And once again, it doesn't seem to be impacting their political dominance.

Why Japan Has No Donald Trump
October 03, 2016

Why Japan Has No Donald Trump

By Richard Solomon
Unlike the U.S. (Trump) or U.K. (Brexit), Japan lacks a strong, anti-establishment populist movement.

Democratic Party Presidential Election: Another Missed Opportunity for Japan's Opposition
September 19, 2016

Democratic Party Presidential Election: Another Missed Opportunity for Japan's Opposition

By Yuki Tatsumi
Once again, the DP misses a chance to carry out substantial political debate.
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
July 20, 2016

Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground

By Anthony Fensom
An interview with Donna Weeks on Japan's election result and its implications for the future of Japanese politics.

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.

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