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Japan’s Upper House Election

By Michael J. Green & Nicholas Szechenyi — On July 10, Japan’s ruling coalition won a comfortable victory in elections for the Upper House of the Diet (parliament), solidifying Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s political power as he seeks to implement…

Friday Five: February 1, 2013

North Korea announced that following its successful satellite rocket launch in December 2012, it plans to conduct a nuclear test in the near future. CSIS’s Korea Chair Victor Cha has written about this at length, anticipating a provocation in the…

2013 Asia-Pacific Forecast: Japan

Japan's political continuity and diplomacy in 2013 may hinge on economic choices made in Tokyo. Source: SprengBen's flickr photostream, used under a creative commons license.

By Nicholas Szechenyi Editor’s Note: The CSIS Asia Team is writing a series of analyses that forecasts key issues and challenges in the Asia-Pacific. Here Nick Szechenyi concisely assesses prospects for Japan’s political stability, economic strategy and foreign policy in…

Shinzo Abe and Delhi-Tokyo Ties

By Harsh V. Pant With the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) winning a landslide in Japanese parliamentary elections and Shinzo Abe assuming the office of prime minister in Japan, India-Japan relations have entered a new phase. For Japan, embroiled in its…