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August 3, 2017

Abe Cabinet #3: An LDP Team Effort

For the third time since he returned to power in 2012, Shinzo Abe has reshuffled his cabinet. This time, however, far more depends on his personnel choices. Support for Abe in media polls dropped pre…

Japan's new Internal Affairs Minister Seiko Noda and new Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Ken Saito leave Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence on August 3, 2017.

August 26, 2016

Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of August 26, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. North Korean missile test facilitates China-Japan-South Korea talks. Earlier this week, J…


August 12, 2016

Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of August 12, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lincoln Davidson, Bochen Han, Theresa Lou, and Gabriella Meltzer look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. New Thai constitution passed in referendum. In their first opp…

Thai Referendum

February 1, 2016

The Japan-Korea Comfort Women Deal: Proper Implementation Is What Matters

This post was coauthored with Brad Glosserman, executive director at Pacific Forum CSIS. The cycle of negativity surrounding Japan-South Korea relations since the Abe-Park era began in early 2013 …

Japan Korea Comfort Women Agreement Park Abe 2

May 20, 2016

G7 (Group of Seven)
For Japan, a G7 to Remember

Japan hosts the G7 summit at a time of rising strategic tensions in Asia and worrisome global economic trends, but for many the gathering will be sidelined by a U.S. presidential visit to Hiroshima, …

August 28, 2015

Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of August 28, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Lauren Dickey, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. China’s stock plunge. Chinese stocks plunged this week…


April 28, 2015

Mr. Abe Comes to Washington

With hundreds of well-wishers at his side, President Barack Obama welcomed Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the White House this morning. It was a beautiful, sunny spring day, and smiles were in …

U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visit the Lincoln Memorial in Washington April 27, 2015. Abe is on a week-long visit to the U.S. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

March 5, 2014

Japan’s Painful Choice on the Ukraine Crisis

This post is one of a three-part Asia Unbound series on the implications for Asia of the crisis in Ukraine. See related posts from my colleagues Elizabeth Economy and Alyssa Ayres. The Russian decis…

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a signing ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow

March 14, 2014

Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of March 14, 2014

Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Charles McClean, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Missing Malaysia Airlines flight leaves the fate of 239 passengers shrouded i…

International school students light candles to pray for passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Zhuji, Zhejiang province, on March 10, 2014. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters)

April 18, 2014

Our Anxiety as the President Heads to Asia

Anxiety is everywhere these days in the debate over U.S. policy toward Asia. Here in Washington, there seems to be deep anxiety about the Obama administration’s ability to fulfill its promise to reba…

U.S. President Barack Obama walks among Cherry Blossoms in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington March 20, 2012. (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters)