Categories: In the News
In the lead up to and aftermath of Japan’s Lower House elections on October 22, Sasakawa USA’s Tobias Harris provided expert commentary on the elections and the overall political landscape in Japan for a range of publications and media outlets including Washington Post, Financial Times, and NPR.
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: Tobias Harris
Categories: Japan Political Pulse
With four days until the campaign for Japan’s October 22 general election officially begins, the outlook for the vote is still extremely fluid. Polls show significant numbers of undecided voters, but also suggest that Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s newly formed Party of Hope is struggling to connect with independent voters.
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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.
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.