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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.