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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.
Abe Shinzo or Shinzo Abe: What’s in a Name?
September 03, 2020

Abe Shinzo or Shinzo Abe: What’s in a Name?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Japan changed the order of officials' English language names a year ago – but the world has been slow to adapt.

Shinzo Abe’s Paltry Legacy
August 31, 2020

Shinzo Abe’s Paltry Legacy

By Jeff Kingston
Despite enormous stature and power, Abe leaves office having accomplished relatively little.

Japan’s Shinzo Abe to Step Down Leaving Behind a Rich Strategic Legacy
August 28, 2020

Japan’s Shinzo Abe to Step Down Leaving Behind a Rich Strategic Legacy

By Abhijnan Rej
Abe’s penchant for thinking big has helped shape the Indo-Pacific.

Abe Sets Japan’s Record for Longest PM Term Even as Health Concerns Loom
August 24, 2020

Abe Sets Japan’s Record for Longest PM Term Even as Health Concerns Loom

By Associated Press
Even as Abe set a new mark for most consecutive days as Japan’s prime minister, a series of hospital visits have raised questions.
India-Japan Defense Ties to Get a Boost With Modi-Abe Virtual Summit
August 20, 2020

India-Japan Defense Ties to Get a Boost With Modi-Abe Virtual Summit

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Despite some disappointments on both sides, the India-Japan relationship looks set to further deepen in the face of an aggressive China.

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