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Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout
April 16, 2018
Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout
The Japanese prime minister's public support continues to dwindle.
Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout
Is This the End for Shinzo Abe?
April 13, 2018
Is This the End for Shinzo Abe?
Widespread political mistrust deepens after new evidence of malpractice in the Moritomo Gakuen land sale scandal.
Is This the End for Shinzo Abe?
Why Trump Could Be the Final Nail in Abe’s Coffin
March 28, 2018
Why Trump Could Be the Final Nail in Abe’s Coffin
Despite the attention to domestic scandals, the fatal blow to the Japanese premier’s prospects may come from Tokyo’s closest foreign ally.
Why Trump Could Be the Final Nail in Abe’s Coffin
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: 5 Years and Counting
December 26, 2017
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: 5 Years and Counting
From economics to defense to politics, the Abe government has changed Japan.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: 5 Years and Counting
With New General Election Mandate, Japan's Abe to Retain Cabinet
October 30, 2017
With New General Election Mandate, Japan's Abe to Retain Cabinet
The reshuffled Japanese cabinet from August 2017 will remain in place following the LDP's general election showing.
With New General Election Mandate, Japan's Abe to Retain Cabinet
Japanese Voters Head to Polls in Snap Election
October 22, 2017
Japanese Voters Head to Polls in Snap Election
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks a new mandate amid an intensified threat from North Korea.
Japanese Voters Head to Polls in Snap Election
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
Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?
September 28, 2017
Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?
Does the Tokyo governor's new party galvanize Japan's opposition?
Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?
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
Are Things Looking Up Politically for Abe and the LDP in Japan?
August 29, 2017
Are Things Looking Up Politically for Abe and the LDP in Japan?
A recent gubernatorial election in Ibaraki Prefecture yielded a desirable result for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Are Things Looking Up Politically for Abe and the LDP in Japan?
Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?
July 29, 2017
Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?
Beleaguered by scandal, an election loss in Tokyo, and a significant resignation, how is Abe's political position?
Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?
Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal
July 28, 2017
Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal
Tomomi Inada leaves office days shy of completing a one-year term.
Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal
Hereditary Politics in Japan: A Family Business
February 09, 2017
Hereditary Politics in Japan: A Family Business
Second-generation politicians are increasingly entrenched in Japan’s Diet and government.
Hereditary Politics in Japan: A Family Business
The Global Populist Surge Is More than Just a Western Story—Just Look at Asia
December 10, 2016
The Global Populist Surge Is More than Just a Western Story—Just Look at Asia
Populism may be surging in the West, but it's a phenomenon across the Asia-Pacific as well.
The Global Populist Surge Is More than Just a Western Story—Just Look at Asia
Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
October 06, 2016
Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
A snap election may be political expedient for Abe, but do Japanese taxpayers need to pay for another election now?
Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address
August 08, 2016
Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address
The ten-minute pre-recorded message was the second-ever televised address of the Emperor to the public.
Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address
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