December 06, 2015
Osaka Elections and the Japanese National Security Debate
By Michio Ueda
The LDP's recent election loss might actually be to Shinzo Abe's benefit.
November 02, 2015
Japan: Splits, Mergers and Alliances
By Christopher Pearson
A Japanese party splits, and that could signal a new round of mergers and alliances.
June 23, 2014
No End in Sight for Marginalization of Japan’s Opposition
By Clint Richards
As opposition parties continue to split, the LDP seems unlikely to face a unified threat.
May 31, 2013
Osaka Mayor Dodges Censure over Comfort Women Remarks
Toru Hashimoto has narrowly evaded censure over his remarks about Japan’s use of sex slaves in WWII.
May 15, 2013
Osaka Mayor Hashimoto Calls Comfort Women “Necessary”
Toru Hashimoto sparks outrage with his comments on Japanese WWII sex slaves.