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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. 

Tokyo Local Elections Are a Wake-up Call for Japan’s Ruling Party
July 07, 2021

Tokyo Local Elections Are a Wake-up Call for Japan’s Ruling Party

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan’s ruling coalition failed to win a majority in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election. Is this the beginning of a leadership vacuum in Japan?
The Political Implications of Japan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
July 01, 2021

The Political Implications of Japan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

By Naoko Aoki
The success of Japan’s vaccination campaign could determine whether Prime Minister Suga stays in office beyond this fall.

Keeping Strategic Anxieties at Bay: Growing Japan-Vietnam Bonhomie
June 04, 2021

Keeping Strategic Anxieties at Bay: Growing Japan-Vietnam Bonhomie

By Rahul Mishra
Japan has made crucial moves in recent years, particularly in its relations with Vietnam, but without much hype.

Japan Backward in Coming Forward on US-North Korea
May 06, 2021

Japan Backward in Coming Forward on US-North Korea

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
At a time of stalemate, the Suga administration seems unwilling to take the initiative.

Japan’s Ruling Party Loses 3 Key Elections in Bow to Suga
April 27, 2021

Japan’s Ruling Party Loses 3 Key Elections in Bow to Suga

By Mari Yamaguchi
With full elections due by this fall, the opposition's sweep of Sunday's by-elections is a warning sign for Prime Minister Suga and the LDP.

Japan’s Prime Minister Hit With Nepotism Scandal
March 01, 2021

Japan’s Prime Minister Hit With Nepotism Scandal

By Thisanka Siripala
Suga’s honeymoon period is over following a lavish dining scandal involving elite LDP bureaucrats and Suga’s eldest son. 
Decoding Davos: The Divergent Agendas of Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-in, and Suga Yoshihide
February 02, 2021

Decoding Davos: The Divergent Agendas of Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-in, and Suga Yoshihide

By Duncan Bartlett
How the leaders of China, South Korea, and Japan revealed their differing ambitions during their speeches to the World Economic Forum.

China’s Foreign Minister Arrives in Japan, Hoping to Keep Relations Steady
November 24, 2020

China’s Foreign Minister Arrives in Japan, Hoping to Keep Relations Steady

By Shannon Tiezzi
Wang Yi’s trip marks Beijing’s first high-level engagement with the new Suga administration.

South Korea and Japan Continue to Struggle to Bridge Their Differences
November 11, 2020

South Korea and Japan Continue to Struggle to Bridge Their Differences

By Troy Stangarone
A spate of recent exchanges could be seen as an accomplishment in and of itself, but there has been little concrete progress toward a solution on the forced labor issue.

Japan’s Prime Minister Meets Top South Korean Official, Raising Hopes for Thaw
November 11, 2020

Japan’s Prime Minister Meets Top South Korean Official, Raising Hopes for Thaw

By Associated Press
PM Suga met with Seoul’s National Intelligence Service director, a rare bilateral exchange amid strained relations.
Southeast Asia and Japan’s Indo-Pacific Vision: What’s Next After Suga’s ASEAN Tour?
October 29, 2020

Southeast Asia and Japan’s Indo-Pacific Vision: What’s Next After Suga’s ASEAN Tour?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The trip raised questions about continuity and change in Japan’s approach to Southeast Asia after Abe.

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