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Could Japan’s Shinzo Abe Retain Power for a Fourth Term?
March 20, 2019

Could Japan’s Shinzo Abe Retain Power for a Fourth Term?

By Thisanka Siripala
Without a clear leader to succeed Abe, his devout followers in the LDP hint at extending his time in office. 

After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?
September 23, 2018

After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?

By Thisanka Siripala
After a sweeping victory against a rival LDP member, Abe secures a new 3 year term as party leader -- and prime minister.
Japan: 5 Things to Watch in the Next LDP Presidential Election
August 14, 2018

Japan: 5 Things to Watch in the Next LDP Presidential Election

By Aki Nakai
Don't dismiss the upcoming LDP elections as a done deal. Here are five things to pay attention to as the election approaches.

Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?
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.

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.

Why Japan Won't Get Too Involved in the South China Sea
October 29, 2015

Why Japan Won't Get Too Involved in the South China Sea

By Shannon Tiezzi
Domestic constraints will keep Japan from beefing up its security presence in the South China Sea.
Japan’s Coming Cabinet Reshuffle
September 18, 2015

Japan’s Coming Cabinet Reshuffle

By Mina Pollmann
Abe’s new Cabinet will signal his priorities for Japan after winning reelection as LDP president.

New Abe Government Solidifying
September 01, 2014

New Abe Government Solidifying

By Clint Richards
Sources are leaking key Cabinet positions in the lead up to Wednesday’s announcement.

The New Face of Japan’s Leadership
August 18, 2014

The New Face of Japan’s Leadership

By Clint Richards
A Cabinet of new ministers could make holding course difficult on Abe’s flagship policies.

Abe: A Shrewd Cabinet Shuffle?
August 14, 2014

Abe: A Shrewd Cabinet Shuffle?

By Clint Richards
While maintaining course on policy, Abe is attempting to retain power and possibly deflect public dissatisfaction.
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