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A Befitting State Funeral for Abe but Fresh Challenges Confront Kishida

September 27, 2022 marked an important day in Japan’s history as Japan organised a state funeral to the slain former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo at the Nippon Budokan in central Tokyo. It may be recalled that Japan’s longest-servicing leader in pos....

Tragic Departure of Abe: His Legacy Stays on Part – II

The assassination of Japan’s youngest and longest-serving Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, was not only a tremendous shock to Japan but to the rest of the world. This also serves a wake-up call for the Japanese government to review the security apparat....

Fresh Challenges for Kishida as Upper House Elections are held on 10 July

With less than a year in office, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida now confronts domestic political challenge when the country’s Upper House goes to the polls on 10 July in which his ruling coalition government expects to get a majority, which....

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