Yuriko Koike

Four more years for Abe

Four more years for Abe

TOKYO – In the December snap election initiated by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior coalition partner, the Komeito Party,...

Abe’s snap poll no reckless gamble

Abe’s snap poll no reckless gamble

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has thrown out the political playbook. With two years remaining in his term, and with his Liberal Democratic Party enjoying comfortable...

Facing the new neutrality test

Facing the new neutrality test

Throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union used every imaginable threat and inducement — including the ultimate prize of reunification — to bring about a neutral Germany.

Japan’s Russia dilemma

Japan’s Russia dilemma

For Japanese leaders and citizens, President Vladimir Putin’s brutal annexation of Crimea was an unsurprising return to the normal paradigm of Russian history. Indeed, most...

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