Shinzo Abe

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 Southeast Asia Strategy

By Nobuhiro Aizawa Southeast Asia, with a population of more than 620 million and a growing working-age middle class, is beginning to reap the benefits of its demographic dividend. Southeast Asia’s total gross domestic product (GDP) was $2.3 trillion in…