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Why Is Abe Shinzo’s State Funeral Stoking Controversy?
July 27, 2022

Why Is Abe Shinzo’s State Funeral Stoking Controversy?

By Jio Kamata
Even in death, the former prime minister remains a polarizing figure.
Before Abe: A Brief History of Political Assassinations in Japan
July 19, 2022

Before Abe: A Brief History of Political Assassinations in Japan

By Dmitry Filippov
The assassination of a political leader in Japan is rare today, but that wasn't always the case.

Japan’s Ruling Coalition Expands Majority in Elections After Abe’s Assassination
July 13, 2022

Japan’s Ruling Coalition Expands Majority in Elections After Abe’s Assassination

By Thisanka Siripala
The upper house election took on heightened significance in the wake of former Prime Minister Abe’s assassination.

Assassination of Kingmaker Abe Will Consolidate Prime Minister Kishida’s Power
July 12, 2022

Assassination of Kingmaker Abe Will Consolidate Prime Minister Kishida’s Power

By Kosuke Takahashi
The political shockwaves from Abe's assassination are just starting to be felt with the upper house election.

Japan Struggles to Understand the Abe Assassination
July 10, 2022

Japan Struggles to Understand the Abe Assassination

By Cristian Martini Grimaldi
The shocking murder highlighted Abe's unique stature. But aside from the high-profile target, the killing fit a pattern of lone wolf attacks in Japan.
Japan in Shock After Fatal Shooting of Former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo
July 09, 2022

Japan in Shock After Fatal Shooting of Former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan is reeling after the assassination of its longest-serving leader while on the campaign trail for the upcoming election.

Japan Ex-Leader Abe Shinzo Assassinated While Giving Speech
July 08, 2022

Japan Ex-Leader Abe Shinzo Assassinated While Giving Speech

By Mari Yamaguchi, Chisato Tanaka, and Foster Klug
The former prime minister, 67, was gunned down while campaigning for Sunday's upper house elections.
‘Hopeless’: Japan’s Weak Opposition No Match for Ruling LDP
July 08, 2022

‘Hopeless’: Japan’s Weak Opposition No Match for Ruling LDP

By Mari Yamaguchi
Few expect the opposition to gain any ground in Japan’s upper house election on July 10.

Japan’s PM Kishida Faces a Crucial National Election
June 24, 2022

Japan’s PM Kishida Faces a Crucial National Election

By Purnendra Jain and Takeshi Kobayashi
Amid economic turmoil, how will Japan’s ruling bloc fare in upper house polls on July 10?

The Struggles of the Nippon Ishin no Kai
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.

Tobias Harris on Abe Shinzo’s Continuing Influence in Japan
April 13, 2022

Tobias Harris on Abe Shinzo’s Continuing Influence in Japan

By Shannon Tiezzi
Over a year since his resignation, Abe's “power is substantial,” as is his legacy.
Can Japan’s Main Opposition Party Win Public Approval?
December 08, 2021

Can Japan’s Main Opposition Party Win Public Approval?

By Thisanka Siripala
The new leader of the CDP is focusing on a policy-based approach to rebuild after a crushing election loss.

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