Date: November 16, 2017
This policy lunch focused on “Politics and Security in Japan after the Elections.” The discussion featured comments from Tsuneo Watanabe, Senior Research Fellow at Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan, and retired Lt. Gen. Noboru Yamaguchi, JGSDF, Professor at the International University of Japan Research Institute and Advisor at Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan.
With just a couple of weeks left before the October 22 parliamentary elections in Japan, competition between Prime Minister Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s Party of Hope is starting to flag. Sasakawa USA Fellow Tobias Harris comments on this trend in recent articles published by the Washington Post and the Japan Times.
Author: Nippon.com Editorial Board
Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com
On September 28, Prime Minister Abe Shinzō dissolved the Diet and announced a snap general election to be held on October 22. The sudden appearance of Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko’s new party, Kibō no Tō, or the Party of Hope, has established an entirely new chessboard, with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s pieces arrayed across from the newcomer’s.