September 25, 2021
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.
August 01, 2018
Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?
By Mina Pollmann
Despite his scandals, Abe is well-positioned win the LDP's presidential election this fall.
April 27, 2018
Japan’s Finance Ministry Sexual Harassment Scandal Sparks National Wake Up Call
By Thisanka Siripala
While the government wraps its head around sexual misconduct embroiling a finance official, social unrest deepens.