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October 2, 2017

Japan
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…

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May 11, 2017

Japan
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…

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December 19, 2016

Russia
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…

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November 4, 2015

China
Assessing the First Park-Abe Summit

For the first time in over three years, leaders of China, Japan, and South Korea converged on Seoul for a trilateral summit. As host, South Korean Park Geun-hye also held bilateral meetings with Chin…

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November 6, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of November 6, 2015

Rachel Brown, Ariella Rotenberg, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. Chinese and Taiwanese leaders meet for the first time in decades. Tomorrow, Chinese P…

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August 1, 2016

Japan
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…

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July 27, 2016

Japan
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…

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July 11, 2016

Japan
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…

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August 10, 2016

Japan
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…

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July 7, 2016

Japan
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…

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