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The Under-Appreciated Power – Japan After Abe

By Mireya Solís. This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs. In an era of renewed great-power competition that Washington has framed as an all-out, zero-sum battle between “the free world” and a menacing China, East Asia’s other great power, Japan, has gotten short shrift. Japan does not aspire to superpower status, and its limitations…

Yoshihide Suga – who is the man set to be Japan’s next prime minister?

Craig Mark, Kyoritsu Women’s University Yoshihide Suga is set to be Japan’s new prime minister after he was easily elected leader of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Monday. Suga is due to be formally appointed prime minister by a vote in the Japanese parliament on Wednesday, where the conservative LDP has a majority in…