Japan elections http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22926/all en Japan's Shinzo Abe: Will the new prime minister boost confrontation with China and South Korea? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/121218/shinzo-abe-japan-elections-senkaku-islands <p>TOKYO &mdash; Forty-eight hours after his Liberal Democratic Party&rsquo;s dramatic comeback after three years in the political wilderness, the indications were that Beijing and Seoul may have less to fear from Abe than his campaign rhetoric suggests. By restating Japan&rsquo;s claims to the Senkakus, Abe was no different from his left-of-center predecessor, Yoshihiko Noda, who also raised doubts about wartime forced prostitution</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/121218/shinzo-abe-japan-elections-senkaku-islands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan elections Conflict Zones Elections Diplomacy China Political Risk Japan South Korea United States Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:38:11 +0000 Justin McCurry 5729462 at http://www.globalpost.com Is the world ready for a muscular Japan? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130723/the-world-ready-muscular-japan <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Helvetica, sans-serif"><font size="3">SEOUL, South Korea &mdash; </font></font>Beyond economics, Sunday&#39;s decisive election victory gives Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the clout to pursue his vision: a bolder Japan, enriched by the expansion of the military and a newfound sense of strength.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130723/the-world-ready-muscular-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan elections Want to Know Military Japan United States Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:22:00 +0000 Geoffrey Cain 5891478 at http://www.globalpost.com