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Assessing Abe Shinzo’s Geopolitical Legacy
September 09, 2020

Assessing Abe Shinzo’s Geopolitical Legacy

By Ankit Panda
A biographer of Japan’s outgoing prime minister discusses Abe’s lasting legacy on foreign affairs and trade.

Japanese Politics Rocked by Arrests Over Voter Bribery Scandal
June 22, 2020

Japanese Politics Rocked by Arrests Over Voter Bribery Scandal

By Thisanka Siripala
A mammoth voter buying scandal involving a former ruling LDP cabinet minister poses a challenge for the Abe administration.
Japan Should Have a Serious Debate on Revising Its Constitution—But Not Now
May 07, 2020

Japan Should Have a Serious Debate on Revising Its Constitution—But Not Now

By Rintaro Nishimura
Shinzo Abe is right about the need for a debate, but the time is not right.

What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP
July 26, 2019

What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP

By Mina Pollmann
The results were an indication of ballot box strength, but Abe's pending Cabinet reshuffle will be equally telling.

Japan Prepares for Upper House Elections
July 18, 2019

Japan Prepares for Upper House Elections

By Mina Pollmann
In addition to issues like constitutional reform, social questions like disabled and LGBT rights are also in the spotlight.

Abe's Art of the Deal: What the Japanese Prime Minister Won in New York
October 02, 2018

Abe's Art of the Deal: What the Japanese Prime Minister Won in New York

By Tobias Harris
Japan is at the heart of virtually every effort to write new rules governing the global trading system in the 21st century.

Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?
July 28, 2018

Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?

By Emese Schwarcz
Controversy has surrounded Japanese Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso ever since he entered politics.
Japan’s Lessons for Malaysia
July 01, 2018

Japan’s Lessons for Malaysia

By Nithin Coca
Japan’s 2009 election experience has lessons for Malaysia’s first opposition government.

Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout
April 16, 2018

Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout

By Ankit Panda
The Japanese prime minister's public support continues to dwindle.

Why Trump Could Be the Final Nail in Abe’s Coffin
March 28, 2018

Why Trump Could Be the Final Nail in Abe’s Coffin

By Brad Glosserman
Despite the attention to domestic scandals, the fatal blow to the Japanese premier’s prospects may come from Tokyo’s closest foreign ally.

Abe Sends Representative to Invite Xi to Japan Again
December 29, 2017

Abe Sends Representative to Invite Xi to Japan Again

By Charlotte Gao
Xi Jinping met with a Japanese delegation led by Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of Japan's LDP, in Beijing.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: 5 Years and Counting
December 26, 2017

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: 5 Years and Counting

By Sheila Smith
From economics to defense to politics, the Abe government has changed Japan.

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