Date: August 4, 2017
Sasakawa USA held a private policy lunch talk with the Wall Street Journal’s Jacob Schlesinger and Sasakawa USA’s Economy, Trade, and Business Fellow Tobias Harris, who discussed the ramifications of the cabinet reshuffle for Abe’s premiership, his security and economic policies, and the future of the LDP.
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.
Date: July 13, 2017
The lunch discussion “After the Tokyo Election: The Return of Political Instability?” focused on the implications of the July 2 Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly elections and poor approval ratings for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s leadership in the Liberal Democratic Party.
Author: Bloomberg Politics
Tokyo’s Metropolitan Assembly election on Sunday, July 2 saw a record upset of the Liberal Democratic Party in favor of the upstart Tomin First Party. In a Bloomberg Politics article covering the election, Tobias Harris, Sasakawa USA Fellow for Economy, Trade, and Business, suggests that Prime Minister Abe’s rush to revise the Japanese constitution may explain the results.
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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