Now that the election vans have stopped blaring candidate’s names, the ballots have been cast and the results are in — what can Japan expect from a resurgent Shinzo Abe and his cronies?
By Alex Sturmey on October 25, 2017
Ready or not, it’s ballot time again in Japan.
By Aonghas Crowe on October 20, 2017
With “Rocket Man” building nuclear bombs, Trump threatening to “destroy” North Korea and Japan caught in the middle, are you worried? Here’s some insight that might help dispel the fear.
By Alex Sturmey on September 26, 2017
Shinzo Abe is preparing himself for a new era in Asian politics — one in which regional, not international, alliances will be the key to success. His Group of 20 discussions with world leaders reflected much of that.
By Alex Sturmey on July 19, 2017
As Abe pivots from trade agreement issues with the West, he looks to shore up support a little closer to home with an unexpected ally.
By Alex Sturmey on June 14, 2017
We must not look at Akie Abe as just her husband’s wife.
By Meagan Finlay on May 6, 2017
Now that’s what you call an entrance.
By Alex Sturmey on April 6, 2017
Did a 19-second handshake manage to soften the blow?
By Alex Sturmey on March 6, 2017
What happens in the hot spring stays in the hot spring. But here’s what we know.
By Alex Sturmey on February 4, 2017
It’s clear that Japan needs radical social reform in the face of its aging population. These three up-and-coming politicians are banding together to do something about it.
By Meagan Finlay on January 28, 2017
The government recently approved a bill to legalize casinos in Japan after years of debate. Here’s a brief lowdown of what you need to know.
By Alex Sturmey on January 18, 2017
Who run the world? Girls. Will they be running Japan? Maybe.