Abe No Longer Invincible: Dissecting Japan's Cabinet Reshuffle

Aurelia George Mulgan

Abe has lost his aura of invincibility and the real question is whether he will ever be able to regain it.


Japan's Slow March Back to State Control

Toshiya Takahashi

Japan’s constitutional revision debate masks silent state control, writes Toshiya Takahashi.


Will the Silent Comeback of Coal Threaten Japan’s Climate Goals?

Florentine Koppenborg

Japan’s energy debate demonstrates that phasing out coal from the electricity mix and replacing it with renewable alternatives can be a political challenge.   

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Japan's Plans to Penalize Uncommitted Crimes

The Japan Times

The potential law amendment will widen government surveillance of its citizens and is being questioned for intruding people’s privacy.


Nippon Kaigi and Abe's Education Scandal

Alexis Dudden

Due to its controversial education programs and unusually close connection to the Japanese Prime Minister, Moritomo Gakuen — a private education company in Osaka — is currently under scrutiny in the Japanese parliament and press.


Is Japan's Far Right Losing Touch?

Ernils Larsson

The kindergarten scandal shows Japan’s nationalist far-right is out of touch.


What Abe’s LDP Dominance Portends

The Japan Times

A lack of any significant rivalry to Abe seems to reflect the dearth of viable next-generation leaders — a problem that could haunt the party in coming years

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Taiwan Rejigs Missile Defense; China Role for HK Leader; Abe Scandal; Swedish Spying on Tibetans

TNL Staff

Asia Morning Update: A quick roundup of the most important news from around the region.

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