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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.

Abe Vows to Achieve Major Improvement in Sino-Japan Relations in 2018
January 09, 2018

Abe Vows to Achieve Major Improvement in Sino-Japan Relations in 2018

By Charlotte Gao
This year marks the 40th anniversary of a peace and friendship treaty between China and Japan.
China Confirms: Japanese Citizen Under Investigation for Espionage
August 01, 2016

China Confirms: Japanese Citizen Under Investigation for Espionage

By Ankit Panda
The incident suggests a continuing Chinese counter-espionage crackdown.

Abenomics, the Upper House Elections, and Japan's Political Future
June 18, 2016

Abenomics, the Upper House Elections, and Japan's Political Future

By Ankit Panda
Mina Pollmann joins Ankit Panda to discuss trends in Japanese politics before the July 2016 House of Councilors elections.

Abe and the Bureacracy: Tightening the Reins
June 16, 2016

Abe and the Bureacracy: Tightening the Reins

By Markus Winter
No other prime minister has held a tighter rein over Japan’s once-mighty bureaucracy. The change will outlast Abe.

Shinzo Abe Refrains From Joining Japanese Lawmakers at Yasukuni Shrine
October 21, 2015

Shinzo Abe Refrains From Joining Japanese Lawmakers at Yasukuni Shrine

By Ankit Panda
The Japanese prime minister seems to have learned his lesson about visiting Yasukuni.

Japan's Global SDF Will Need These Two Laws
May 15, 2015

Japan's Global SDF Will Need These Two Laws

By Ankit Panda
Two new bills could revolutionize the Japanese military's ability to fight abroad.
Shinzo Abe’s ‘Glass Jaw’ and Media Muzzling in Japan
May 08, 2015

Shinzo Abe’s ‘Glass Jaw’ and Media Muzzling in Japan

By Aurelia George Mulgan
The pressure on the press, both domestic and foreign, in Japan has been unprecedented under Abe.

US, Japan Talk Okinawa, Defense Guidelines During Carter's Visit
April 10, 2015

US, Japan Talk Okinawa, Defense Guidelines During Carter's Visit

By Mina Pollmann
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter made his first trip to Tokyo this week.

Japan Denied Revision of UN Comfort Women Report
October 17, 2014

Japan Denied Revision of UN Comfort Women Report

By Ankit Panda
The Japanese government's request to amend a 1996 U.N. special rapporteur's report on comfort women was denied.

Assemblywoman Heckling an LDP Concern
June 24, 2014

Assemblywoman Heckling an LDP Concern

By Clint Richards
Last Thursday’s incidents raises serious questions about the government’s commitment to workplace equality.
Japan and South Korea Leave Money on the Table
June 20, 2014

Japan and South Korea Leave Money on the Table

By Clint Richards
Their history of territorial and wartime disputes continues to prevent wider cooperation on shared goals in the region.

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