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VP Harris Leads US Delegation to Japan for Slain Leader Abe’s Funeral
September 26, 2022

VP Harris Leads US Delegation to Japan for Slain Leader Abe’s Funeral

By Chris Megerian and Mari Yamaguchi
Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida told Harris that former PM Abe Shinzo had “poured his heart and soul” into strengthening the Japan-U.S. alliance.

What Did Japan’s Kishida Do at the UN General Assembly?
September 26, 2022

What Did Japan’s Kishida Do at the UN General Assembly?

By Mina Pollmann
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio had a packed schedule on the sidelines on the U.N. General Assembly.
Yoon Suk-yeol’s UN Debut Overshadowed by Japan-South Korea Summit Debacle
September 21, 2022

Yoon Suk-yeol’s UN Debut Overshadowed by Japan-South Korea Summit Debacle

By Mitch Shin
Yoon emphasized his support for “freedom” in a U.N. General Assembly address, but most attention focused on the dimming chances of a summit with Japan’s Kishida Fumio. 

Japan and the Controversial Unification Church
September 15, 2022

Japan and the Controversial Unification Church

By Thisanka Siripala
In a post-Abe era, Japanese politics has been rocked by the Unification Church’s links to LDP lawmakers.

Preparation for Abe’s State Funeral Proceeds Amid Growing Public Opposition
August 20, 2022

Preparation for Abe’s State Funeral Proceeds Amid Growing Public Opposition

By Jio Kamata
As former PM Abe Shinzo’s state funeral – Japan’s first in 55 years – inches closer, more and more Japanese are turning against the idea.

What Will Kishida Say on August 15 at Japan’s National Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead?
August 13, 2022

What Will Kishida Say on August 15 at Japan’s National Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead?

By Mindy Kotler
Kishida has an opportunity to demonstrate his independence now that Abe is gone. Will he return to the legacy of the Murayama statement?

Japan Prime Minister Purges Cabinet After Support Falls Over Church Ties
August 11, 2022

Japan Prime Minister Purges Cabinet After Support Falls Over Church Ties

By Mari Yamaguchi
Kishida said it was important to gain people's trust and that the new Cabinet included only those who agreed to strictly review their ties to the Unification Church.
Pelosi Discusses Taiwan Tensions in Japan
August 06, 2022

Pelosi Discusses Taiwan Tensions in Japan

By Mari Yamaguchi
The U.S. House speaker and Japanese Prime Minister Kishida both denounced China’s ongoing military drills near Taiwan, underscoring Japan's security concerns.

Kishida Becomes First Japanese PM to Attend NPT Review Conference
August 05, 2022

Kishida Becomes First Japanese PM to Attend NPT Review Conference

By Mina Pollmann
Kishida's appearance at the review conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons is a sign of his personal interest in nuclear disarmament.

Japan’s Ruling Coalition Expands Majority in Elections After Abe’s Assassination
July 13, 2022

Japan’s Ruling Coalition Expands Majority in Elections After Abe’s Assassination

By Thisanka Siripala
The upper house election took on heightened significance in the wake of former Prime Minister Abe’s assassination.

Assassination of Kingmaker Abe Will Consolidate Prime Minister Kishida’s Power
July 12, 2022

Assassination of Kingmaker Abe Will Consolidate Prime Minister Kishida’s Power

By Kosuke Takahashi
The political shockwaves from Abe's assassination are just starting to be felt with the upper house election.
Ardern-Kishida Meeting: Stepping up the New Zealand-Japan Strategic Partnership
July 01, 2022

Ardern-Kishida Meeting: Stepping up the New Zealand-Japan Strategic Partnership

By Tadashi Iwami
The New Zealand prime minister's visit to Japan was a strategic move to reconnect with a close partner to deal with expanding security issues in the Indo-Pacific region. 

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