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Abe Makes a Surprise Appearance, Hails 45 Years of Japan-China Relations
September 29, 2017
Abe Makes a Surprise Appearance, Hails 45 Years of Japan-China Relations
Abe was the first Japanese PM in 15 years to attend the Chinese embassy in Tokyo's National Day celebration.
Abe Makes a Surprise Appearance, Hails 45 Years of Japan-China Relations
Abe Dissolves the Diet, Snap Elections Set for October
September 28, 2017
Abe Dissolves the Diet, Snap Elections Set for October
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is capitalizing on his recently higher approval ratings to renew his party's mandate.
Abe Dissolves the Diet, Snap Elections Set for October
Japan Moves (Slowly) Toward Electoral Reform
February 26, 2016
Japan Moves (Slowly) Toward Electoral Reform
Prime Minister Abe has pushed forward the timetable for reform, but critics say his plan doesn't go far enough.
Japan Moves (Slowly) Toward Electoral Reform
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
July 10, 2015
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
With the 60-day rule, the Diet juggles technicalities and the LDP presses forward its bill reinterpreting Article 9.
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
Have Aliens Tried to Invade Japan?
April 03, 2015
Have Aliens Tried to Invade Japan?
Japan's Defense Minister faced unusual questions from a lawmaker this week.
Have Aliens Tried to Invade Japan?
Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested
October 16, 2014
Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested
Civil society and a fractured opposition are unable to influence the government’s new power.
Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested
Shinzo Abe’s Big Plans for the Coming Diet Session
September 16, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s Big Plans for the Coming Diet Session
The Japanese prime minister has his eye on tax reform and Japan’s looming population crisis.
Shinzo Abe’s Big Plans for the Coming Diet Session
The Day After Abe’s Panel Report on Collective Self-Defense
May 16, 2014
The Day After Abe’s Panel Report on Collective Self-Defense
The LDP has made its case for collective self-defense. Will coalition partner New Komeito influence the process?
The Day After Abe’s Panel Report on Collective Self-Defense
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