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What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP
July 26, 2019

What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP

By Mina Pollmann
The results were an indication of ballot box strength, but Abe's pending Cabinet reshuffle will be equally telling.

After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?
September 23, 2018

After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?

By Thisanka Siripala
After a sweeping victory against a rival LDP member, Abe secures a new 3 year term as party leader -- and prime minister.
Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?
July 28, 2018

Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?

By Emese Schwarcz
Controversy has surrounded Japanese Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso ever since he entered politics.

Japan’s Finance Ministry Sexual Harassment Scandal Sparks National Wake Up Call
April 27, 2018

Japan’s Finance Ministry Sexual Harassment Scandal Sparks National Wake Up Call

By Thisanka Siripala
While the government wraps its head around sexual misconduct embroiling a finance official, social unrest deepens.

Will Mounting Pressure to Sack Finance Minister Aso Spell the End for PM Abe?
March 15, 2018

Will Mounting Pressure to Sack Finance Minister Aso Spell the End for PM Abe?

By Thisanka Siripala
Aso’s political career hangs by a thread after admitting the ministry tampered with a report on the Moritomo Gakuen scandal.

What's China's View On Abe’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle?
August 17, 2017

What's China's View On Abe’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle?

By Pengqiao Lu
Compared to the past, China has been relatively restrained in its criticism of Abe.

Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
August 05, 2017

Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained

By Michael MacArthur Bosack
Despite a drastic public opinion slide, Abe's new cabinet was remarkably consistent.
The Asian Development Bank Adjusts to the Age of AIIB and Trump
May 11, 2017

The Asian Development Bank Adjusts to the Age of AIIB and Trump

By Mina Pollmann
First, China's challenger bank arose. Now, Japan has to deal with lack of U.S. interest in the ADB.

The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw
June 11, 2015

The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw

By Shannon Tiezzi
For the first time in three years, China and Japan held a bilateral finance dialogue.

Japan’s G20 Scorecard
November 17, 2014

Japan’s G20 Scorecard

By Clint Richards
Japanese officials conduct a full-court press on the last leg of their multilateral tour.

Interview: Japan’s Corporate Governance ‘Tipping Point’
September 11, 2014

Interview: Japan’s Corporate Governance ‘Tipping Point’

By Anthony Fensom
Japan doesn't have the best image when it comes to corporate governance. That may be about to change.

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