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August 25, 2011

Japan
The Race to Replace Kan

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan bows to the national flag as he arrives for a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo April 1, 2011 (Issei Kato/Courtesy Reuters). The Democratic Par…

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan bows to the national flag as he arrives for a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo April 1, 2011.

June 2, 2011

Japan
Prime Minister Kan Prevails

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan (R) walks past lawmakers to cast a vote against the opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion in parliament in Tokyo June 2, 2011. Kan survived a no-confidence vo…

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan (R) walks past lawmakers to cast a vote against the opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion in parliament in Tokyo June 2, 2011. Kan survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on Thursday, but the unpopular leader will still struggle to break a policy deadlock given a split in his own party and a divided parliament.

June 10, 2010

Japan
Kan’s Kiheitai-Japan’s Militia

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Issei Kato On June 4, the national legislators of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) gathered to select Naoto Kan as their party’s new leader, and thus as Japan’s new Prim…

Kan’s Kiheitai-Japan’s Militia

June 11, 2010

Japan
Kan’s Kiheitai Minus Kamei

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao Kan has quickly nipped in the bud speculation about the role of those who made Yukio Hatoyama’s effort to lead difficult. Right after being elected, Kan spoke …

Kan’s Kiheitai Minus Kamei

August 3, 2010

Japan
Prime Minister Kan and the New “Twisted Diet”

The Extraordinary Session of Japan’s Diet began on Friday—amidst deep anxiety about how the split in the Upper House will impede the government from pushing forward its policy agenda. For the Unit…

Prime Minister Kan and the New “Twisted Diet”

August 11, 2016

Japan
The Wishes of the Heisei Emperor

On Monday, in a ten-minute video, Japan’s emperor spoke directly to his people, asking them to allow him to give up the throne prior to his death. In the closed world of Japan’s imperial family, wher…

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February 29, 2016

Japan
Post-Abe: Back to the Future for Japan?

James Gannon is executive director of the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)/USA, and Ryo Sahashi is associate professor at Kanagawa University and research fellow at the JCIE. Barely …

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December 15, 2014

Japan
Another Four Years for Abe

Yesterday’s snap election proved a victory for Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). His ruling coalition, composed of the LDP and Komeito, returned to govern Japan with a two-thirds maj…

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June 1, 2011

Japan
No Confidence in Tokyo?

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan attends a special committee on post-quake reconstruction at the lower house in Tokyo May 31, 2011. Unpopular PM Kan on Tuesday refused to step down in the face of a …

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan attends a special committee on post-quake reconstruction at the lower house in Tokyo May 31, 2011. Unpopular PM Kan on Tuesday refused to step down in the face of a no-confidence motion in parliament this week, saying he wanted first to resolve the world’s worst nuclear crisis in 25 years.

January 7, 2010

Japan
The Hatoyama Cabinet Changes a Key Player

In the first casualty of the Hatoyama cabinet, Finance Minister Hirohisa Fujii has resigned due to his ailing health. As a finance policy pro with previous cabinet-level experience, Fujii was a comfo…