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Japan’s Postponement of the Olympics: What Next?
March 28, 2020

Japan’s Postponement of the Olympics: What Next?

By Ankit Panda
Also, the hosts discuss the reactions to the spread of COVID–19 in South Asia.

Why Japan Hesitated Before Postponing the 2020 Olympics
March 27, 2020

Why Japan Hesitated Before Postponing the 2020 Olympics

By Rupakjyoti Borah
Tokyo had to weigh its options carefully.
Japan’s Limited Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 25, 2020

Japan’s Limited Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Hayden Marks
With limited testing and little interest in social distancing, Japan's coronavirus response is puzzling.

Abe Can’t Afford to Mishandle Japan’s COVID-19 Response
March 11, 2020

Abe Can’t Afford to Mishandle Japan’s COVID-19 Response

By Titli Basu
The prime minister’s political legacy is at stake amid the coronavirus epidemic.

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Japan Postpones Long-Awaited Visit From China’s Xi
March 06, 2020

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Japan Postpones Long-Awaited Visit From China’s Xi

By Shannon Tiezzi
The visit had been envisioned as a high-water mark for newly repaired relations. Now it may not happen in 2020 at all.

Abe: Flex Hours, Work Style Among Key Steps to Fight Virus
February 25, 2020

Abe: Flex Hours, Work Style Among Key Steps to Fight Virus

By Associated Press
The Japanese prime minister took aim at the country’s work culture amid concerns about further spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus.

Outbreak, Economic Ills Dim Luster of Japan’s Olympic Year
February 22, 2020

Outbreak, Economic Ills Dim Luster of Japan’s Olympic Year

By Associated Press
Could the double-whammy of the coronavirus and a flagging economy finally end Shinzo Abe’s record-breaking term as prime minister?
How Did the Abe Cabinet Attempt to Mitigate the Economic Pain From Its Tax Hike?
February 19, 2020

How Did the Abe Cabinet Attempt to Mitigate the Economic Pain From Its Tax Hike?

By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan’s GDP fell by 6.3 percent after the sales tax hike. The Abe government must have seen that coming.

US-Iran Tensions an Opening for Japan’s Leadership in the Middle East
January 17, 2020

US-Iran Tensions an Opening for Japan’s Leadership in the Middle East

By Adham Sahloul
Abe's personal relationships with the main players in the Middle East give him a unique opportunity to play peacemaker.

Japan to the Rescue: Can Abe Defuse Tensions in the Middle East?
January 13, 2020

Japan to the Rescue: Can Abe Defuse Tensions in the Middle East?

By Thisanka Siripala
Acrimonious Iran-U.S relations haven’t deterred Prime Minister Abe, who is on a scheduled tour of the Middle East under the banner of “peace diplomacy.” 

New Year, Same Fight: Japan’s PM Pledges Constitutional Revision and Social Security Reforms
January 07, 2020

New Year, Same Fight: Japan’s PM Pledges Constitutional Revision and Social Security Reforms

By Thisanka Siripala
In response to Japan’s super aging society, Prime Minister Abe vows to tackle Japan's biggest challenge: major social security reform.
New Year, New Scandals for Japan’s Ruling Party
December 31, 2019

New Year, New Scandals for Japan’s Ruling Party

By Mina Pollmann
Once again, Abe and his LDP are beset by multiple scandals. And once again, it doesn't seem to be impacting their political dominance.

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