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July 18, 2016

Japan
Komeito Natsuo Yamaguchi: Will the Japanese Change Their 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.  Natsuo Yamaguch…

October 20, 2017

Japan
Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan leader Yukio Edano speaks at a campaign rally in Tokyo, Japan on October 19. Japan's Election Sunday

Japanese will once more go to the polls this Sunday to give Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a thumbs up or a thumbs down on his performance as prime minister. This snap election for the lower house of Japa…

December 28, 2016

United States
rts5bh9-1-min Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2016

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2016 who throu…

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…

June 30, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Indictment of African Presidential Leadership Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Indictment of African Presidential Leadership

In 2016, once again, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has found no retiring African leader qualified for the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African leadership. Mo Ibrahim, a British-Sudanese telecom billi…

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…

January 19, 2016

Japan
Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party Chairperson and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen and vice presidential candidate Chen Chien-jen greet supporters during a final campaign rally ahead of the elections in Taipei What’s Next for Japan-Taiwan Relations

Ayumi Teraoka is research associate for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Taiwan’s presidential and Legislative Yuan elections on Saturday were closely monitored in Japan, where dee…

July 2, 2014

Japan
A protester raises a placard as they gather at a rally against Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to expand Japan's military role in Tokyo Reinterpreting Japan’s Constitution

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has proposed a reinterpretation of Japan’s postwar constitution to allow the military to use force alongside other national militaries, a right that postwar Japanese leaders…

February 25, 2013

Trade
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe participates in a media conference at a Washington hotel Post-Summit Decisions for Prime Minister Abe

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, returned to Tokyo this weekend after his first summit meeting in Washington with President Barack Obama. Post-summit, Abe faces two important economic decisions. T…

March 26, 2013

Politics and Government
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe addresses cadets during a graduation ceremony at the National Defense Academy of Japan (Kiyoshi Ota/Courtesy Reuters). Hello (Welcome Back), Shinzo Abe: Prime Minister of Japan

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That old saying could be the motto of Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who today marks the end of his third month in office. You see, he had this job…