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November 6, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
M-Akiba: Kenya’s Revolutionary Mobile Phone Bond Offering 

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. The government of Kenya is tapping the country’s digital finance prowess to raise…

Conducting an M-PESA

April 8, 2016

Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of April 8, 2016

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Gabriella Meltzer, Gabriel Walker, and Pei-Yu Wei look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Corruption and combat thwart counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan. T…


March 26, 2013

Politics and Government
Hello (Welcome Back), Shinzo Abe: Prime Minister of Japan

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That old saying could be the motto of Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who today marks the end of his third month in office. You see, he had this job…

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe addresses cadets during a graduation ceremony at the National Defense Academy of Japan (Kiyoshi Ota/Courtesy Reuters).

October 4, 2012

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

January 12, 2012

Japan’s “New Politics”: Tactics in the "Divided Diet"

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is about to reshuffle his Cabinet, and my friends here in DC are looking at me in amazement, asking “not again?!” Prime Minister Noda’s reshuffle brings some new faces i…

Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and his cabinet members prepare to pose for a photo in Tokyo

September 24, 2007

Smith: Fukuda, A Moderate Japanese Prime Minister

Sheila A. Smith, a CFR adjunct senior fellow who lives in Tokyo, says Yasuo Fukuda, the new Japanese prime minister, is likely to be a moderate force in Japanese politics.