Shinzo Abe

Should a Female Successor Be Allowed to Ascend the Japanese Imperial Throne?

The engagement of Princess Mako (眞子さま), the eldest grandchild of Emperor Akihito (明仁さま), sparked not only a celebration of a joyous affair but also a debate on the status of women in the Royal Family. Japan’s Imperial Family follows the Imperial Household Law (皇室典範), which was in place since 1947 when the Emperor became a…

Kuril Islands Dispute: Is the Russo-Japanese Relationship in a Deadlock?

Ever since the World War II ended, Japan-Russia relations have not seen any progress. There is a love-hate relationship between these two countries for about seventy years. Will the situation change? Can Russia and Japan keep their past aside? sputniknews.com/ Kuril Islands bbc.com/ The Kuril Islands are a group of islands that form an archipelago…

The Unexpected Side of Peaceful Japan: Taking it to the Streets!

You don’t have to be here very long to know that the land of the rising sun is peaceful. It’s rare to see people arguing, or causing a scene in public. Japanese people will usually comply even if they don’t wholeheartedly want to, in order to keep the peace. Author’s photo Lately, there has been…

What are Abenomics and the Three Arrows?

Since the Japanese prime minister introduced new economic policies (now commonly known ‘Abenomics’) in Japan, the term for the reform package got so well-known, that media soon started to use it as well. What is Abenomics? bloomberg.com/ The economic policies introduced by Mr. Abe, or ‘Abenomics’, were used in the general election in December 2012,…

How we become a political Leader in Japan

Leadership requires a lot of skills. You have to have a mission and a vision. There are several problems that leaders face. That’s why leaders are chosen meticulously. You have to develop people skills. You must also develop effective personal qualities and excellent communication skills. In a society where it is common to be shy…

A Bullet Point Overview Summary of Jeff Kingston’s Transformations After World War II

“A Bullet Point Overview Summary of Jeff Kingston’s Transformations After World War II from Contemporary Japan History, politics, and social change since the 1980s, second edition” Introduction dailysignal.com/ – Japan had a tremendous recovery and socio-economic improvement after the World War II devastation. – Remains of war led to form a risk-free nation focusing on…

Territorial Issues Between Japan and China, Korea and Russia

Ever since Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese president Xi Jinping have been elected, Xi Jinping has been avoiding a meeting with Abe and that is due to two reasons. i.ytimg.com/ The first one is because of the Yasukuni Shrine issue concerning Japan’s war responsibility. The second reason is due to the Senkaku islands…