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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

December 17, 2012

Political Movements
Japan’s New Legislative Balance

In a major electoral comeback, Japan’s conservatives have won a supermajority in parliament. But the results have stirred anxieties about how they will use their power, says CFR’s Sheila Smith.

December 14, 2012

Japan
Japan’s Revolving-Door Elections

Reviving Japan’s economy from its two-decade-long slump is key to stabilizing the country’s political environment, says expert Gerald Curtis.

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

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.

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

March 16, 2011

Disasters
Chernobyl’s Lessons for Japan

While many questions remain about the problems at Fukushima nuclear plant, comparisons with the 1986 Chernobyl incident suggest Japan’s government is taking the right steps to mitigate radiation dama…

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

September 12, 2005

Elections and Voting
Interview with Edward Lincoln on Japan’s parliamentary elections

When Japanese parliament failed to pass a postal-service reform bill on August 8, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi dissolved parliament’s lower house and called for snap elections, held September 11…

June 10, 2008

Global
C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics: Globalization and Monetary Policy

The C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.