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Jennifer M. Miller

manufacturing, and purchases of American products. Trump has managed to forge a surprisingly effective relationship with Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō yet repeatedly criticizes Japanese economic policy. His approach to Japan, in short, reflects his paradoxical and long-held attitudes toward globalization

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Sung-Yoon Lee

Minister Abe Shinzo, registering a rating of 1.3 as compared to 1.1 on the survey’s zero-to-ten scale, zero being the least favorable. Among the leaders of the other three nations, Barack Obama led with a score of 6.2. Xi Jinping came in second at just under 5, with Vladimir Putin next at 3.5. That South

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James I. Matray

themselves forming the “New Japan” that United States thought it had created. Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has long been an advocate of Japan shedding its postwar passivity to become a “normal” nation. Early in July of this year, he sent a strong signal of Japan’s desire to define its own destiny when he

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Takashi Terada

laws. My article illustrates how Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and his administration have promoted two major national and international economic policies—“Abenomics,” his platform, and involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership ( TPP )—by focusing on domestic political struggles that are relevant to

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Cheol Hee Park

claim that a faction “is the organ for the distribution of posts for the LDP members.” 19 To manage the conflict of interests, factions serve as a means for linking the career incentives of individual politicians with the party leaders’ need to efficiently manage the party. In the words of Abe Shinzo

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James I. Matray

to fuel American greatness.” His solutions for U.S. economic woes also remain the same—tax cuts, tariffs, and attracting foreign investment. “This approach,” Miller explains, “has defined Trump’s relationship with Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō and Japan more broadly.” While reaffirming

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Security Paradigms and Social Movements

The Changing Nature of Japanese Peace Activism

Akihiro Ogawa

Foreign Policy Interests 37(5–6): 296–302. Iwama, Yoko (2013) “Abe Shinzo’s Security Policy.” Discuss Japan—Japan Foreign Policy Forum 17. Available at: http://www.japanpolicyforum.jp/en/archives/politics/pt20131127232411.html (accessed on 2 July 2015). IWJ

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Mark R. Mullins

Shrines and Shinseiren, they are clearly a part of a civil religious vision for Japanese society. Patriotic education, for example, may indeed be based on non-religious foundations. In the case of Prime Minster Abe Shinzō, however, an active member and chairperson of Shinseiren, who pushed through the

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Leo Douw (柳島)

press, which showed Japan’s Prime Minster Abe Shinzō and China’s President Xi Jinping reluctantly shaking hands. Small wonder, Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations have been in a stalemate for many years and apparently won’t improve much in the near future. The workshop intended to discuss this stalemate