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Japan’s Government Will Seek to Revoke Legal Status of Unification Church

Japan’s Government Will Seek to Revoke Legal Status of Unification Church

By Mari Yamaguchi
Decades of cozy ties between the church and Japan’s ruling party, revealed in the investigation of Abe’s 2022 assassination, have triggered public outrage.
Why Does the Japanese Left Hate Nippon Ishin So Much?

Why Does the Japanese Left Hate Nippon Ishin So Much?

By Jio Kamata
Ishin may have the best chance of becoming an opposition force to be reckoned with, but leftists fear the party even more than the LDP.

Japan Takes Another Step Toward Expanding Defense Exports

Japan Takes Another Step Toward Expanding Defense Exports

By Mina Pollmann
The LDP-Komeito coalition is working to overcome internal differences on loosening the existing restrictions.

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.

The Politics of Sexual Minorities in Japan

The Politics of Sexual Minorities in Japan

By Vindu Mai Chotani and Olivier Ammour-Mayeur
Despite efforts at the local level, LGBTQ rights won’t move forward much unless the LDP can find the political will to make it happen. 
The Japan-South Korea Thaw Is Far From a Done Deal

The Japan-South Korea Thaw Is Far From a Done Deal

By Jio Kamata
Japan's Kishida and South Korea's Yoon are ready to mend relations, but both leaders face problems back home.

Japan’s Politics Is Flooded With ‘Nepo Babies’

Japan’s Politics Is Flooded With ‘Nepo Babies’

By Takahashi Kosuke
Japan has an unusually high percentage of lawmakers who come from political dynasties – and it shows.
Japan’s Kishida Fails to Learn Abe’s Political Lessons

Japan’s Kishida Fails to Learn Abe’s Political Lessons

By Carlos Ramirez
Abe Shinzo learned the hard way: Voters don’t care about foreign policy achievements if the economy is struggling.

Will Suga Yoshihide Make a Comeback?

Will Suga Yoshihide Make a Comeback?

By Jio Kamata
As Prime Minister Kishida fights flagging approval ratings, his predecessor is testing the political waters.

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.

Japan’s Largest Opposition Party Seeks Moderation, But the Base Disagrees

Japan’s Largest Opposition Party Seeks Moderation, But the Base Disagrees

By Jio Kamata
After a decade in the political wilderness, the Constitutional Democratic Party is trying to broaden its appeal – but its base is not pleased.
How Can Japan Help Taiwan?

How Can Japan Help Taiwan?

By Mina Pollmann
Aside from visits by high-ranking LDP politicians, there are equally important, if less high-profile, changes Japan can make.

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