After Abe: Will Japan Fall Back Into Old Habits?

James Gannon and Ryo Sahashi
February 29, 2016
National Interest

“In light of Abe’s foreign policy accomplishments, one could assume that the problem of short-lived, weak prime ministers is a thing of the past. But a recent JCIE study warns that Abe may be the exception rather than the rule. Post-Abe, Japan is likely to slip back into the pattern of frequent leadership changes.”

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James Gannon is Executive Director of JCIE/USA. Ryo Sahashi is a Research Fellow at JCIE. This article is a product of a project on the Vacuum of Political Leadership in Japan/.