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Can Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party Escape Factional Politics? 

Can Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party Escape Factional Politics? 

By Zhuoran Li
As long as the factions’ influence on personnel affairs continues, factionalism will not disappear within the LDP.

Kishida’s Struggle to Win Over Japan’s Conservatives 

Kishida’s Struggle to Win Over Japan’s Conservatives 

By Jio Kamata
Despite progress on key conservative priorities, the Japanese prime minister hasn’t been able to shake his liberal reputation.
How Abe Shinzo Broke Japanese Politics

How Abe Shinzo Broke Japanese Politics

By Jio Kamata
With snap elections and sniping at the opposition, Abe eliminated any possible challenge. Without a viable opposition, some pursue extreme measures to bring about change.

Japan’s Ruling Government in Crisis Over Unification Church Scandals

Japan’s Ruling Government in Crisis Over Unification Church Scandals

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s governing party is struggling to quell public suspicion over party members’ ties with the controversial Unification Church.

Half of LDP National Lawmakers Tied to Unification Church

Half of LDP National Lawmakers Tied to Unification Church

By Mari Yamaguchi
An internal survey by Japan’s ruling party confirmed widespread ties between the Liberal Democratic Party and the South Korea-based church.

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

‘Hopeless’: Japan’s Weak Opposition No Match for Ruling LDP

‘Hopeless’: Japan’s Weak Opposition No Match for Ruling LDP

By Mari Yamaguchi
Few expect the opposition to gain any ground in Japan’s upper house election on July 10.

Japan’s Ruling LDP Wins Outright Majority in General Election

Japan’s Ruling LDP Wins Outright Majority in General Election

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s new prime minister secured a comfortable win in the lower house election, with the opposition suffering a significant defeat.
Japan’s General Election Gives a Rare Chance of Political Change

Japan’s General Election Gives a Rare Chance of Political Change

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s opposition parties have teamed up, but will it be enough to bring about a change in government?

Japan’s Ruling Party Sees By-election Setback in Preview of Sunday’s Vote

Japan’s Ruling Party Sees By-election Setback in Preview of Sunday’s Vote

By Mari Yamaguchi
The Liberal Democratic Party went 1-for-2 in the by-elections, raising the odds the LDP will lose ground in the general election on October 31.

Japan Ex-Diplomat Kishida Wins Party Vote, to Become New PM

Japan Ex-Diplomat Kishida Wins Party Vote, to Become New PM

By Mari Yamaguchi
Japan's new leader faces an uphill battle in reviving a pandemic-hit economy and addressing growing regional security risks.

Japan’s Prime Minister Hopefuls Outline Different Visions

Japan’s Prime Minister Hopefuls Outline Different Visions

By Mari Yamaguchi
The LDP presidential race – which will determine the country’s next leader – is shaping up.
Tokyo Local Elections Are a Wake-up Call for Japan’s Ruling Party

Tokyo Local Elections Are a Wake-up Call for Japan’s Ruling Party

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan’s ruling coalition failed to win a majority in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election. Is this the beginning of a leadership vacuum in Japan?

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