According to a July 25 Guardian article on Prime Minister Abe’s declining support, the downward trend in Abe’s approval ratings may mean that a bounce-back is unlikely for the Prime Minister. In the article, Sasakwa USA Fellow Tobias Harris pointed to diminished public trust in Abe as the main indicator that the Prime Minister’s approval ratings will remain low.
U.S.-Japan cooperation in defense, trade, and cybersecurity discussed at Fourth Annual Security ForumMay 15, 2017
Author: Hayley Aron
Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog
Sasakawa USA’s Fourth Annual Security Forum brought together government officials, academics, and security experts for a day-long conference on Asian security within the context of the U.S.-Japan alliance. The event provided diverse views on challenging issues with panel discussions on topics such as congressional views on trade, U.S.-Japan defense policies, the North Korean threat, and cybersecurity cooperation.
Author: Tobias Harris
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has always been open about his commitment to revising Japan’s postwar constitution, so his pledge to amend the document by 2020 was hardly a surprise. Strong as Mr. Abe’s zeal on the subject is, his pragmatism will determine whether he achieves his mission.
Author: New York Times
Categories: In the News
Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada may have a difficult time regaining public trust after a scandal involving a right-wing education group, and another related to the role of Japanese Self Defense Forces operating in South Sudan, Sasakawa USA’s Jeffrey Hornung told the New York Times in an article on March 21.
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Author: Tobias Harris
Categories: Japan Political Pulse
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s approval ratings in the latest Yomiuri Shimbun poll have fallen suddenly by ten percent in the midst of a scandal that has dominated headlines and parliamentary debate.
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