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Japan Takes Another Step Toward Expanding Defense Exports

Japan Takes Another Step Toward Expanding Defense Exports

By Mina Pollmann
The LDP-Komeito coalition is working to overcome internal differences on loosening the existing restrictions.

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to Provide Ukraine With 100 Transport Vehicles

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to Provide Ukraine With 100 Transport Vehicles

By Takahashi Kosuke
The ruling LDP is striving to ease weapon export rules, with Ukraine in mind, but faces pushback from its junior coalition partner. 
Japan’s Ruling Coalition Debates Future Defense Policies

Japan’s Ruling Coalition Debates Future Defense Policies

By Mina Pollmann
The LDP and its junior coalition party, Komeito, are at odds over issues like Japan's counterstrike capability and defense budget increases.

Japan’s Upper House Electoral Reform Sparks Democracy Debate

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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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