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Date : January 8, 2020

Video report: Japanese Politics in 2020: The 8th Year of the Abe Administration (Dr. Harukata TAKENAKA, GRIPS Prof.)

post date : 2020.01.09

In November 2019, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Japan’s constitutional government, and he still has two years left in his term as the President of the Liberal Democratic Party. Topics of interest in Japanese domestic politics in 2020 include how Abe will implement comprehensive security policy reforms and how he will approach constitutional reform. They also cover the possible timing of next general election and possible outcome of the Tokyo gubernatorial election in July. They also extend to political implications of possible economic decline after the Olympics and Paralympics.

The FPCJ invited Dr. Harukata Takenaka, a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), to speak about domestic Japanese politics in 2020, the eighth year of the Abe administration.


The briefing had a total of 35 participants including journalists from China, Denmark, Singapore, South Korea, and the USA.

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Date: January 8 (Wed), 2020, 11:00-12:30

Theme: Japanese Politics in 2020: The 8th Year of the Abe Administration

Briefer: Dr. Harukata TAKENAKA, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies      

Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)




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