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Tokyo’s Coronavirus Spike Points Finger at Controversial Alert System
June 29, 2020

Tokyo’s Coronavirus Spike Points Finger at Controversial Alert System

By Thisanka Siripala
As infections surge, Tokyo’s alert system and the challenges of living with COVID-19 come under the spotlight.

The Rise of Japan’s Governors: Central-Local Relations During a Pandemic
May 12, 2020

The Rise of Japan’s Governors: Central-Local Relations During a Pandemic

By Michio Ueda
While Japan’s central government moved slowly to respond to COVID-19, prefectural governors sprung into action. That could have lasting consequences.
Can Japan Curb a Coronavirus Outbreak?
March 27, 2020

Can Japan Curb a Coronavirus Outbreak?

By Thisanka Siripala
The government's guidelines for reopening schools are met with mixed feelings as Tokyo residents prepare for a soft lockdown this weekend.

Urban Leaders Gather in Tokyo to Urge Climate Action
May 25, 2019

Urban Leaders Gather in Tokyo to Urge Climate Action

By Daniel Hurst
30 mayors and governors from around the world asked Prime Minister Abe to prioritize climate change at the June G-20 summit.

Japan’s Famed Tsukiji Fish Market Celebrates New Location
October 15, 2018

Japan’s Famed Tsukiji Fish Market Celebrates New Location

By Thisanka Siripala
After a two year political saga, the relocation of Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market is finally complete.

Winners and Losers From Asia’s Year of the Rooster
December 26, 2017

Winners and Losers From Asia’s Year of the Rooster

By Anthony Fensom
How did Asia's leaders fare in 2017?

Japan Election Victory Gives Abe Mandate For Reform
October 23, 2017

Japan Election Victory Gives Abe Mandate For Reform

By Anthony Fensom
The ruling coalition scores a two-thirds majority in the Lower House elections.
Japanese Voters Head to Polls in Snap Election
October 22, 2017

Japanese Voters Head to Polls in Snap Election

By Ankit Panda
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks a new mandate amid an intensified threat from North Korea.

The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
October 03, 2017

The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017

By Ankit Panda
The stakes in Japan's October 2017 are high, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeking a new mandate to handle North Korea.

Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?
September 28, 2017

Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?

By Yuki Tatsumi
Does the Tokyo governor's new party galvanize Japan's opposition?

Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?
July 29, 2017

Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?

By Ankit Panda
Beleaguered by scandal, an election loss in Tokyo, and a significant resignation, how is Abe's political position?
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers
July 07, 2017

Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers

By Yuki Tatsumi
Is the beginning of the end for Abe's political dominance?

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