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Japan’s Upper House Electoral Reform Sparks Democracy Debate
August 04, 2018

Japan’s Upper House Electoral Reform Sparks Democracy Debate

By Thisanka Siripala
The latest electoral reforms are criticized for serving vested party interests.

Japan Election Victory Gives Abe Mandate For Reform
October 23, 2017

Japan Election Victory Gives Abe Mandate For Reform

By Anthony Fensom
The ruling coalition scores a two-thirds majority in the Lower House elections.
Japanese Voters Head to Polls in Snap Election
October 22, 2017

Japanese Voters Head to Polls in Snap Election

By Ankit Panda
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks a new mandate amid an intensified threat from North Korea.

What's China's View On Abe’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle?
August 17, 2017

What's China's View On Abe’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle?

By Pengqiao Lu
Compared to the past, China has been relatively restrained in its criticism of Abe.

Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
August 05, 2017

Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained

By Michael MacArthur Bosack
Despite a drastic public opinion slide, Abe's new cabinet was remarkably consistent.

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.

Amid Hostage Crisis, Japan's Diet Prepares to Debate New Security Legislation
January 28, 2015

Amid Hostage Crisis, Japan's Diet Prepares to Debate New Security Legislation

By Mina Pollmann
Shinzo Abe and the LDP plan to submit security legislation for approval during this session of Japan's Diet.
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
November 13, 2014

How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense

By Clint Richards
A December election would be an Abenomics referendum, and an open door to a stronger military.

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