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.
By Meagan Finlay on December 28, 2016
Emperor Akihito is one of Japan’s most popular emperors. But did you know that he wants to abdicate?
By Alex Sturmey on December 23, 2016
Ever heard of the Senkaku Island dispute? Here’s what you should know.
By Alex Sturmey on December 17, 2016
A brief introduction to Article 9: What is it and why does it matter?