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What Next for Japan’s Digital Agency After the My Number Misfire?

What Next for Japan’s Digital Agency After the My Number Misfire?

By Luke Cavanaugh
As the cliché in digital government goes, technology is almost the least important indicator of success in the space. 

Will Suga Yoshihide Make a Comeback?

Will Suga Yoshihide Make a Comeback?

By Jio Kamata
As Prime Minister Kishida fights flagging approval ratings, his predecessor is testing the political waters.
Is Japan’s New LDP Leader a Victory for the Party Establishment or a Risk?

Is Japan’s New LDP Leader a Victory for the Party Establishment or a Risk?

By Thisanka Siripala
Kishida Fumio won the ruling party’s leadership election to become Japan’s next prime minister despite widespread public support for runner up Kono Taro.

Japan’s Kono Says He Supports Building Nuclear Submarines

Japan’s Kono Says He Supports Building Nuclear Submarines

By Steven Stashwick
The leading candidate to succeed Prime Minister Suga announced his support for building nuclear-powered subs, but acknowledged the challenges.

Ghosts of the Past in the LDP Presidential Election

Ghosts of the Past in the LDP Presidential Election

By Taro Tsuda
The backgrounds and formative influences of the candidates are a particularly rich trove of information, given the powerful role of factional lineages and dynastic politics in Japan.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

What Will Japan’s New Prime Minister Mean for the Economy?

What Will Japan’s New Prime Minister Mean for the Economy?

By Anthony Fensom
The markets are backing the maverick Kono to prevail as the LDP presidential race heats up.

What If Kono Taro Becomes Japan’s Next Prime Minister?

What If Kono Taro Becomes Japan’s Next Prime Minister?

By Daisuke Akimoto
The spirit of the Kono Statement will be welcomed by Beijing and Seoul - if Kono Taro truly intends to follow in his father's footsteps.
Suga Bows Out of Party Vote, Paves Way for New Japan Leader

Suga Bows Out of Party Vote, Paves Way for New Japan Leader

By Mari Yamaguchi
The Liberal Democrats and their coalition partner have a majority in parliament. Whoever wins the September 29 party vote is likely to become the new prime minister. 

What Can Asia Expect From Suga’s Japan?

What Can Asia Expect From Suga’s Japan?

By Ankit Panda
Abe's successor will represent continuity, but faces a challenging set of internal issues.

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