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What's China's View On Abe’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle?
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.
Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
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.

Abe's Political Woes Continue With Moritomo Scandal Arrests
August 02, 2017

Abe's Political Woes Continue With Moritomo Scandal Arrests

By Mina Pollmann
A much-needed electoral victory for the LDP comes with arrests in a scandal involving Abe and his wife.

Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?
July 29, 2017

Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?

By Ankit Panda
Beleaguered by scandal, an election loss in Tokyo, and a significant resignation, how is Abe's political position?

The Enigma of Japanese Politics
July 28, 2017

The Enigma of Japanese Politics

By Shin Kawashima
With PM Abe under fire, why are leaders of the main opposition party stepping down?
Can a Cabinet Reshuffle Reverse Abe's Downward Spiral?
July 25, 2017

Can a Cabinet Reshuffle Reverse Abe's Downward Spiral?

By Mina Pollmann
The LDP takes another electoral hit as approval ratings continue to slide.

Abe's LDP Loses Big in Tokyo Metropolitan Elections: Why That Matters
July 07, 2017

Abe's LDP Loses Big in Tokyo Metropolitan Elections: Why That Matters

By Mina Pollmann
Governor Yuriko Koike's new Tokyo Citizens First party takes a big majority in Japan's capital.
Tokyo's Governor Throws in With a New Political Party
June 02, 2017

Tokyo's Governor Throws in With a New Political Party

By Mina Pollmann
Yuriko Koike has officially withdrawn from the LDP to head the new Tomin First no Kai.

Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
May 26, 2017

Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment

By Michael MacArthur Bosack
The steps Shinzo Abe must take to achieve constitutional revision, and the political implications.

How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
July 14, 2016

How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?

By Adam P. Liff
A 2012 proposal for amending Japan's post-war constitution offers some guidance.

Split, Merge, and Lose? The Future of Party Politics in Japan
March 25, 2016

Split, Merge, and Lose? The Future of Party Politics in Japan

By Michio Ueda
An opposition merger is a symptom of a deeper problem with Japanese party politics.

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