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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?

Suganomics: Abenomics Minus Yasukuni?
October 07, 2020

Suganomics: Abenomics Minus Yasukuni?

By Anthony Fensom
Can Japan's new PM get the economy back on track in a nation facing a global pandemic, mounting debt and adverse demographics?

Lee Teng-hui’s Memorial Service Provides Catalyst for Diplomatic Outreach to Taiwan
September 22, 2020

Lee Teng-hui’s Memorial Service Provides Catalyst for Diplomatic Outreach to Taiwan

By Shannon Tiezzi
In addition to a U.S. under secretary of state, a former Japanese prime minister was also in attendance.

Abe Shinzo’s Legacy in Japan-Europe Relations
September 14, 2020

Abe Shinzo’s Legacy in Japan-Europe Relations

By Michito Tsuruoka
Mainstreaming Europe in Japan’s foreign policy.
Assessing Abe Shinzo’s Geopolitical Legacy
September 09, 2020

Assessing Abe Shinzo’s Geopolitical Legacy

By Ankit Panda
A biographer of Japan’s outgoing prime minister discusses Abe’s lasting legacy on foreign affairs and trade.

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