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May 18, 2010

Japan
Prime Minister Hatoyama’s Pursuit of Equity

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Toru Hanai There is an abundance of criticism of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama over his handling of the Futenma issue. There seems to be a lot of smug derision and throwing…

Prime Minister Hatoyama’s Pursuit of Equity

January 4, 2011

China
The KORUS FTA, China’s Rise, and the U.S.-ROK Security Alliance

U.S. President Obama gestures next to South Korean President Lee on stage at the end of the G20 Summit in Seoul. (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters) The East Asia Institute has just published my critique …

U.S. President Obama gestures next to South Korean President Lee on stage at the end of the G20 Summit in Seoul

December 22, 2011

Japan
Impressions of Japan, 2011

A Japan Self-Defense Forces officer smiles as he holds a four-month-old baby girl who was rescued along with her family members from their home in Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, …

A Japan Self-Defense Forces officer smiles as he holds a four-month-old baby girl who was rescued along with her family members from their home in Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area on March 14, 2011.

October 4, 2012

Japan
How Japan’s Next Election Will Be Won

Charles T. McClean is a Research Associate for Japan Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Headlines in Tokyo today are focused on who will win Japan’s next election, but very little attentio…

Election officers count votes at a ballot counting center for the upper house election in Tokyo

November 16, 2012

Japan
Noda’s November Surprise

Japan’s prime minister Yoshihiko Noda suddenly announced this Wednesday that he would dissolve the Lower House of parliament, and today marks the end of the Democratic Party of Japan’s (DPJ) majority…

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda arrives for a lower house plenary session at the parliament in Tokyo

July 8, 2013

Japan
Japan’s Upper House Election

Last week, campaigning began for this year’s parliamentary election on July 21.  433 candidates have registered to contend for the 121 open slots in Japan’s 242-seat Upper House.  The ruling coalitio…

Japan Elections

September 13, 2012

Japan
Introducing the New Japan Restoration Party

Yesterday, the charismatic mayor of Osaka, Toru Hashimoto, announced he was forming a new national political party, and the race for Japan’s next government seemed to officially begin. Hashimoto’s un…

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto toasts with members of his new Japan Restoration Party at a fund-raising party in this photo taken by Kyodo in Osaka

July 22, 2013

Japan
Abe Reassures After Election Victory

As expected, Japan’s ruling coalition won a majority in Sunday’s Upper House election, earning majority control of both houses of parliament for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The standoff between Upper …

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September 14, 2012

Japan
Japan Restoration Party: The Policy?

This week, contests for the head of both the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) are underway, with the expectation that Japan will be heading into a full campaign …

Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto, center, head of the Japan Restoration Party, and Osaka governor Ichiro Matsui, left, secretary-general of the party, explain their policies at an open debate with Diet members and other local leaders in Osaka September 9, 2012 (Yoshinori Mizuno/Courtesy to The Asahi Shimbun).

January 31, 2014

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of January 31, 2014

Darcie Draudt, Charles McClean, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. U.S. envoy to visit Sri Lanka as pressure builds for war crimes inquiry. Three days after th…

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