Japan’s Kishida Fails to Learn Abe’s Political Lessons
By Carlos Ramirez
Abe Shinzo learned the hard way: Voters don’t care about foreign policy achievements if the economy is struggling.
Kishida’s 3 Dilemmas as G7 President
By Takahashi Kosuke
After his successful tour of 5 G-7 partners, Japan’s three main challenges are apparent: Russia, China, and nuclear weapons.
The Limits of Kishida’s China Outreach
By Mina Pollmann
The Japanese prime minister held his first in-person meeting with China’s Xi Jinping, but he faces tight limits in how far he can push the relationship.
Is There a Kishida Doctrine?
By Jeff Kingston
Even from retirement, former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo continues to cast a long shadow over Japan’s foreign policy.
The Challenges Ahead for Japan’s Kishida Government
By Rupakjyoti Borah
Kishida came to power at a fraught time for Japan, both at home and in its foreign relations.