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October 27, 2017

Japan
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Abe’s Win and Japan’s Constitutional Debate

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is positioned to push constitutional revision following his landslide electoral win, but his efforts will be challenged at home and abroad.

October 2, 2017

Japan
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike Japan’s Choice: Abe vs. Koike

For the second time since returning to the prime minister’s office in 2012, Shinzo Abe has called for a snap election. His calculus seems to revolve around timing. A drop in Abe’s approval ratings th…

May 11, 2017

Japan
China protester A Chinese View: The Risks of Changing Japan’s Peace Constitution

This blog post is part of a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution. Gui Yongtao is asso…

December 19, 2016

Russia
rtx2v9va_resized Putin’s Japan Visit

Late last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Japan, stopping first in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s home in Yamaguchi Prefecture and then moving up to Tokyo. It was a visit that had been lo…

January 26, 2017

United States
Play RTX2TTHM_EC.jpg The Future of the U.S. Supreme Court

Experts provide their perspectives on the polarization of the U.S. Supreme Court, the role partisan politics has played in recent decisions, and the impact of the presidential election on the Court.

August 1, 2016

Japan
Harajuku-resized Japanese Public Opinion on Constitutional Revision in 2016

This blog post is co-authored by Masatoshi Asaoka and Ayumi Teraoka, an intern and a research associate for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This is part of a series entitled Will t…

July 27, 2016

Japan
RTSH3Z6-resized Japanese Public Opinion on Constitutional Revision

This blog post is part of a series entitled  Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution. Last week, four…

August 10, 2016

Japan
RTXZUMT-resized Shinichi Kitaoka: Getting Rid of the Ghosts in Our Constitutional Debate

This blog post is part of a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution.  Shinichi Kitaok…

July 11, 2016

Japan
RTSH5O1_resized Voters Give Abe an Opening for Constitutional Debate

This blog post is part of a series entitled Will Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution. As elections go, ye…

July 7, 2016

Japan
Library-of-Congress-pics_Page_02 Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?

This blog post is the first in a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution. In 1947, Ja…