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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
Despite the attention to domestic scandals, the fatal blow to the Japanese premier’s prospects may come from Tokyo’s closest foreign ally.
Why Trump Could Be the Final Nail in Abe’s Coffin
Abe Sends Representative to Invite Xi to Japan Again
December 29, 2017
Abe Sends Representative to Invite Xi to Japan Again
Xi Jinping met with a Japanese delegation led by Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of Japan's LDP, in Beijing.
Abe Sends Representative to Invite Xi to Japan Again
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: 5 Years and Counting
December 26, 2017
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: 5 Years and Counting
From economics to defense to politics, the Abe government has changed Japan.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: 5 Years and Counting
With New General Election Mandate, Japan's Abe to Retain Cabinet
October 30, 2017
With New General Election Mandate, Japan's Abe to Retain Cabinet
The reshuffled Japanese cabinet from August 2017 will remain in place following the LDP's general election showing.
With New General Election Mandate, Japan's Abe to Retain Cabinet
Japan Election Victory Gives Abe Mandate For Reform
October 23, 2017
Japan Election Victory Gives Abe Mandate For Reform
The ruling coalition scores a two-thirds majority in the Lower House elections.
Japan Election Victory Gives Abe Mandate For Reform
Japanese Voters Head to Polls in Snap Election
October 22, 2017
Japanese Voters Head to Polls in Snap Election
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks a new mandate amid an intensified threat from North Korea.
Japanese Voters Head to Polls in Snap Election
Abe's Political Woes Continue With Moritomo Scandal Arrests
August 02, 2017
Abe's Political Woes Continue With Moritomo Scandal Arrests
A much-needed electoral victory for the LDP comes with arrests in a scandal involving Abe and his wife.
Abe's Political Woes Continue With Moritomo Scandal Arrests
Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal
July 28, 2017
Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal
Tomomi Inada leaves office days shy of completing a one-year term.
Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal
Can a Cabinet Reshuffle Reverse Abe's Downward Spiral?
July 25, 2017
Can a Cabinet Reshuffle Reverse Abe's Downward Spiral?
The LDP takes another electoral hit as approval ratings continue to slide.
Can a Cabinet Reshuffle Reverse Abe's Downward Spiral?
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers
July 07, 2017
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers
Is the beginning of the end for Abe's political dominance?
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers
All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
June 23, 2017
All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
As regional tensions rise, Japan will have to make the most of a limited defense budget.
All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
October 06, 2016
Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
A snap election may be political expedient for Abe, but do Japanese taxpayers need to pay for another election now?
Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
Why Japan Has No Donald Trump
October 03, 2016
Why Japan Has No Donald Trump
Unlike the U.S. (Trump) or U.K. (Brexit), Japan lacks a strong, anti-establishment populist movement.
Why Japan Has No Donald Trump
What Does Tokyo's New Governor Mean for Japanese Politics?
August 03, 2016
What Does Tokyo's New Governor Mean for Japanese Politics?
How an independent candidate managed to beat out candidates from both the ruling LDP and the main opposition coalition.
What Does Tokyo's New Governor Mean for Japanese Politics?
What Yuriko Koike's Governorship Triumph in Tokyo Means for Japan
August 02, 2016
What Yuriko Koike's Governorship Triumph in Tokyo Means for Japan
Yuriko Koike comes to the governorship of Tokyo with a complex political background.
What Yuriko Koike's Governorship Triumph in Tokyo Means for Japan
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
July 20, 2016
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
An interview with Donna Weeks on Japan's election result and its implications for the future of Japanese politics.
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
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