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Is Populism Finally Coming to Japan?
July 31, 2019
Is Populism Finally Coming to Japan?
The success of the leftist Reiwa Shinsengumi marks a turning point in Japanese politics.
Is Populism Finally Coming to Japan?
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
The results were an indication of ballot box strength, but Abe's pending Cabinet reshuffle will be equally telling.
What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP
Japan Prepares for Upper House Elections
July 18, 2019
Japan Prepares for Upper House Elections
In addition to issues like constitutional reform, social questions like disabled and LGBT rights are also in the spotlight.
Japan Prepares for Upper House Elections
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
July 20, 2016
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
An interview with Donna Weeks on Japan's election result and its implications for the future of Japanese politics.
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
July 13, 2016
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
The prime minister wins a mandate on further reforms. Can he deliver?
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
Japan Election Results: It's the Economy, Abe
July 12, 2016
Japan Election Results: It's the Economy, Abe
After a big victory by the ruling coalition, all eyes turn toward the potential for economic reforms.
Japan Election Results: It's the Economy, Abe
A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways
July 12, 2016
A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways
What the results of Japan's Upper House elections tells us about the state of Japanese politics.
A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways
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?
Despite little economic progress, Japan will vote for the status quo on July 10.
Abenomics Is Failing. So Why Is Abe Poised to Win Big in Japan's Elections?
What Does Brexit Mean for Abenomics in Japan?
June 28, 2016
What Does Brexit Mean for Abenomics in Japan?
The economic and political fallout from the UK referendum.
What Does Brexit Mean for Abenomics in Japan?
Japan Gears up for Elections
June 09, 2016
Japan Gears up for Elections
Japan will head to the polls in July, but the result seems obvious already.
Japan Gears up for Elections
Can Japan's Opposition Unite to Dethrone the LDP?
February 26, 2016
Can Japan's Opposition Unite to Dethrone the LDP?
By-elections in April will be a testing ground for major opposition parties' election strategy.
Can Japan's Opposition Unite to Dethrone the LDP?
A Vote for Abenomics
July 31, 2013
A Vote for Abenomics
After his Upper House election victory, Japan’s PM gets ready to tackle long-awaited reforms.
A Vote for Abenomics
Abe Reassures After Election Victory
July 24, 2013
Abe Reassures After Election Victory
Shinzo Abe gets the Upper House victory he wanted, and then moves to reassure voters as to his intentions.
Abe Reassures After Election Victory
Abe the “Internationalist”?
July 22, 2013
Abe the “Internationalist”?
Abe’s diplomacy has been remarkably active in his second term. That will need to continue.
Abe the “Internationalist”?
Japan’s Upper House Election
July 09, 2013
Japan’s Upper House Election
As campaigning gets underway for this month’s Upper House election in Japan, Shinzo Abe’s ruling LDP appears well placed.
Japan’s Upper House Election
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