Japan

Abe’s Path on Trade

By Nicholas Szechenyi Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan led his ruling coalition to a solid victory in elections for the Lower House of the Diet (parliament) on December 14. Despite sagging public approval ratings and recent data suggesting the…

Japan’s Energy Security Post-Fukushima

By William F. Martin Japan has built a commendable energy security program since the 1973 oil embargo, but the Fukushima accident and complete halt of nuclear power threatens Japan’s economic competitiveness, environmental quality, and ultimately Japan’s national security. The overall…