The Year of Friendship and Peace? Let’s Hope So

You don’t want to jinx it but it seems that Chinese-Japanese relations are (whisper it) getting better. This year marks...

Shinzo Abe’s Self-Play

Shinzo Abe, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), swept to victory and was re-elected as the 98th Prime Minister of Japan. Some see this victory as formal recognition that he is embarking on a period of “ultra-long term rule”, which means that he no longer has to concern himself with electoral politics.