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The Key to Securing the Indo-Pacific: Japanese Constitutional Reform?
September 11, 2018

The Key to Securing the Indo-Pacific: Japanese Constitutional Reform?

By Robert Farley
How interrelated are the issues of Japan's constitutional reform debate and ongoing questions about preserving Asia's status quo?

Who Wants to Operate Carrier-Based F-35Bs in Asia? Apparently, Japan and South Korea
January 02, 2018

Who Wants to Operate Carrier-Based F-35Bs in Asia? Apparently, Japan and South Korea

By Robert Farley
What to make of recent reports that Japan's Izumo-class and South Korea's Dokdo-class vessels may operate these fighters?
The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
October 03, 2017

The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017

By Ankit Panda
The stakes in Japan's October 2017 are high, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeking a new mandate to handle North Korea.

Japan and the Abdication of the Emperor
November 15, 2016

Japan and the Abdication of the Emperor

By Izuru Makihara
How might the Abe government address the sensitive issue of abdication?

How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
July 14, 2016

How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?

By Adam P. Liff
A 2012 proposal for amending Japan's post-war constitution offers some guidance.

Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
July 11, 2016

Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach

By Ankit Panda
The latest election affirms Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political dominance in Japan.

Abenomics, the Upper House Elections, and Japan's Political Future
June 18, 2016

Abenomics, the Upper House Elections, and Japan's Political Future

By Ankit Panda
Mina Pollmann joins Ankit Panda to discuss trends in Japanese politics before the July 2016 House of Councilors elections.
Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law
April 20, 2016

Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law

By Aurelia George Mulgan
PM Shinzo Abe is maintaining a double standard on democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

September 2, 1945: When Japan Surrendered
September 02, 2015

September 2, 1945: When Japan Surrendered

By Ankit Panda
Imperial Japan's demise led to the emergence of the country we know today.

Japan: Farewell to ‘One Country Pacifism’
August 31, 2015

Japan: Farewell to ‘One Country Pacifism’

By Eisuke Suzuki
Why it is time to part ways with the traditional interpretations of Article 9 of Japan’s Constitution.

Demonstrating for Peace in Japan
July 21, 2015

Demonstrating for Peace in Japan

By John W. Traphagan
Protests over security legislation suggest that perhaps Japanese don’t want their country to be “normal.”
Shinzo Abe and the Japanese Constitution
July 20, 2015

Shinzo Abe and the Japanese Constitution

By Jared Genser and Michelle Brignone
When it comes to his new security legislation, the prime minister should listen to the Japanese people.

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