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The Japan-North Korea Summit: 20 Years On
October 26, 2022

The Japan-North Korea Summit: 20 Years On

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
New testimonies are emerging about the historic meeting.

Without Abe, Japan’s Conservatives Are at a Crossroads
October 19, 2022

Without Abe, Japan’s Conservatives Are at a Crossroads

By Jio Kamata
Throughout his political career, former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo was at the center of Japanese conservative politics. With him gone, how will the conservative movement go forward?
Abe Shinzo and the North Korean Abduction Issue
September 28, 2022

Abe Shinzo and the North Korean Abduction Issue

By Thisanka Siripala
The former prime minister’s all-or-nothing approach may have stymied progress on the unresolved North Korean abductions of Japanese nationals.

Abe Shinzo’s Enduring Legacy on Geopolitics in Asia
July 19, 2022

Abe Shinzo’s Enduring Legacy on Geopolitics in Asia

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Japan’s longest-serving post-war prime minister left a long list of achievements with geopolitical significance.

Why Japan Is Getting Tough on Russia Now
June 03, 2022

Why Japan Is Getting Tough on Russia Now

By Tsuruoka Michito
Kishida’s response to the war in Ukraine has been surprisingly robust.

Tobias Harris on Abe Shinzo’s Continuing Influence in Japan
April 13, 2022

Tobias Harris on Abe Shinzo’s Continuing Influence in Japan

By Shannon Tiezzi
Over a year since his resignation, Abe's “power is substantial,” as is his legacy.

Can Japan’s ‘New Capitalism’ Help Its Workers?
February 16, 2022

Can Japan’s ‘New Capitalism’ Help Its Workers?

By Ulv Hanssen
Breaking with neoliberalism will require a resolve to confront capital and political opponents. Does Kishida have what it takes?
Is There a Kishida Doctrine?
December 23, 2021

Is There a Kishida Doctrine?

By Jeff Kingston
Even from retirement, former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo continues to cast a long shadow over Japan’s foreign policy.

China Lashes Out at Japan’s Former PM Abe Over Taiwan Warning
December 02, 2021

China Lashes Out at Japan’s Former PM Abe Over Taiwan Warning

By Associated Press
Abe Shinzo’s pointed comments on Taiwan drew an angry reaction from Beijing.

Suga Bows Out of Party Vote, Paves Way for New Japan Leader
September 04, 2021

Suga Bows Out of Party Vote, Paves Way for New Japan Leader

By Mari Yamaguchi
The Liberal Democrats and their coalition partner have a majority in parliament. Whoever wins the September 29 party vote is likely to become the new prime minister. 

Abe Apologizes, But Isn’t Charged for Cherry Blossom Scandal
December 25, 2020

Abe Apologizes, But Isn’t Charged for Cherry Blossom Scandal

By Associated Press
Prosecutors investigated whether Abe, his aide and two executives from his political support group had subsidized the party fees in violation of campaign and election funds laws.
After Abe, Will Press Freedom Improve in Japan?
October 10, 2020

After Abe, Will Press Freedom Improve in Japan?

By Henry Laurence
New Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide is widely seen as a continuity choice. Will he change course on media freedoms?

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