It’s hard to imagine a worse outcome for Japan’s opposition after suffering a major blow in the general election on October 31. Though outright
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Donald Trump’s biggest blow to Japan’s relationship with the United States came from one of his first executive actions. Almost as soon as he
In the last weekend of October G20 leaders met in Rome for the first in-person summit since the pandemic began. Only a handful of leaders, including
Welcome to installment XXXIV (October 2021) of Sino-Japanese Review, a monthly column on the major developments in relations between China and Japan.
To what extent does Japan’s politics hold up a mirror to the attitudes and beliefs of its people? There’s an argument that that if nationalist
As Japan heads to the polls to choose a new government, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and opposition parties have positioned
The results of the upcoming general election could be instrumental for the passage of legislation relevant for Japan’s LGBTQ+ community. The topic
On October 31, Japanese voters will elect the 49th House of Representatives after the Diet’s first full four year-term in 45 years. The ruling
The ruling LDP government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has put the party under a level of scrutiny not seen since the previous DPJ
For the first time, the LDP leadership race featured two female candidates seeking to become Japan’s first female prime minister. Their entry into
The new leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and Japan’s new Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has positioned himself as a moderate and a
Yesterday, the LDP concluded one of the most dynamic and unpredictable presidential elections in its nearly seventy-year history. What began as a
Kishida Fumio will be Japan’s next Prime Minister, replacing Suga Yoshihide, who resigned earlier this month after only a year in office.
Candidates for leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) officially began their campaigns on September 17. The LDP currently controls
Beyond the obvious health concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, last year I expressed my concerns that the potential threat to the economic