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October 11, 2018

Japan Since the Meiji Restoration (7)
Drawing a 150-Year Story Line

Is the history of Japan since the Meiji Restoration one story or two? Political scientist Tetsuya Murai offers a quasi-continuous ...

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August 14, 2018

Japan since the Meiji Restoration (2)
Mass Media and Democracy in Prewar and Postwar Japan

The articles in this series were compiled from contributions by members of the Political and Diplomatic Review project to the ...

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March 27, 2018

After Putin’s Reelection: What Next?

The most interesting questions about Putin’s fourth presidential term are whether it will be his last and, if so, how ...

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February 06, 2018

Japan’s Post-Populist Paralysis

There is an appearance of political stability in Japan, but this may be because Japan already went through its anti-elitist, ...

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June 28, 2017

Abe’s Preemptive Apology

At the June 19 news conference following the close of the regular session of the National Diet, Prime Minister Shinzo ...

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January 16, 2017

US Economic and Foreign Policy under the New Administration

Scholars from Stanford University with illustrious US government backgrounds joined Japanese researchers at a Tokyo Foundation Forum on “US Economic ...

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November 16, 2016

What Trump’s Victory Means for Japan

Trump’s surprising election victory has alarmed many in the United States and other countries, but the practical tenor of his ...

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October 24, 2016

What Donald Trump Could Mean for the Republican Party’s Future

With Trump trailing in the polls, establishment Republicans may be distancing themselves from the controversial candidate as they set their ...

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July 22, 2016

Rage in the West, Apathy in Japan
Reflections on the Upper House Election

In the wake of the July 10 House of Councillors election, political analyst Katsuyuki Yakushiji contrasts the inertia and resignation ...

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July 08, 2016

Coalition Victory Unlikely to Lead to Constitutional Amendment

The LDP-Komeito coalition is expected to win big in the July 10 upper house election, but even if it secures ...

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