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Japan’s Upper House Election Results: A Win for Diversity?
August 06, 2019

Japan’s Upper House Election Results: A Win for Diversity?

By Thisanka Siripala
Despite a record number of female and handicapped candidates winning seats, hurdles remain.

Is Populism Finally Coming to Japan?
July 31, 2019

Is Populism Finally Coming to Japan?

By Daisuke Minami
The success of the leftist Reiwa Shinsengumi marks a turning point in Japanese politics.
What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP
July 26, 2019

What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP

By Mina Pollmann
The results were an indication of ballot box strength, but Abe's pending Cabinet reshuffle will be equally telling.

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.

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.

Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
July 13, 2016

Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics

By Anthony Fensom
The prime minister wins a mandate on further reforms. Can he deliver?

Japan Election Results: It's the Economy, Abe
July 12, 2016

Japan Election Results: It's the Economy, Abe

By Mina Pollmann
After a big victory by the ruling coalition, all eyes turn toward the potential for economic reforms.
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.

Abenomics Is Failing. So Why Is Abe Poised to Win Big in Japan's Elections?
July 05, 2016

Abenomics Is Failing. So Why Is Abe Poised to Win Big in Japan's Elections?

By Trissia Wijaya
Despite little economic progress, Japan will vote for the status quo on July 10.

What Does Brexit Mean for Abenomics in Japan?
June 28, 2016

What Does Brexit Mean for Abenomics in Japan?

By Mina Pollmann
The economic and political fallout from the UK referendum.

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.
Can Japan's Opposition Unite to Dethrone the LDP?
February 26, 2016

Can Japan's Opposition Unite to Dethrone the LDP?

By Mina Pollmann
By-elections in April will be a testing ground for major opposition parties' election strategy.

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