University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Paddy Nixon discuss the week in politics.
A scholar of Japanese religion explains the connections that Japan’s political parties have with several religious groups and how religion is tied in with the legacy of Shinzo Abe.
Abe was Japan’s longest-serving post-war PM. His legacy, while considerable, is mixed.
The world is in shock after news Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe has been shot dead during a speech in Nara, western Japan.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida now has the challenge of delivering on his promise of ‘new capitalism’.
In a surprise result, Kishida defeated the popular Taro Kono in the party leadership contest, making him the country’s third prime minister in just over a year.
Despite the sluggish vaccine rollout, Suga’s party, the LDP, is still favoured to retain power in this year’s general election, meaning whoever wins the party leadership contest will likely remain PM.
The economic benefits of the Olympics are in question like never before.
But it’s the taking part that counts.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is sinking in the polls under intense criticism over his handling of the Tokyo Games. And yet, he may still get over the line in national elections this year.
Cancelling the Tokyo games would be yet another blemish for the new government and could doom its chances in the next election later this year.
Suga has a strict work ethic, rising at 5am each day. He will need to work hard to hang on to the prime ministership at a bumpy time for Japan.
The condition that has caused Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, to resign.
Japan’s coronavirus infections continue to rise as its neighbors’ curves flatten. Why aren’t people listening to the government and staying home?
An erratic response to coronavirus shows how Japan’s domestic policy is out-of-sync with its desired global image.
Japan’s process of testing for Covid-19 has been criticised.
The US is still a major world power and world leaders need to keep in Donald Trump’s good books.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet reshuffle is an exercise in illusion. Yet it reveals some unwelcome truths about his political present - and future.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs the US to confront North Korea, revitalize Japan’s economy and boost his standing at home. And he knows flattery is the way to this president’s heart.
What Brexit means for future UK-Japan business.