In October's Journal of Democracy, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center director Gi-Wook Shin and 2016-17 Koret Fellow Rennie Moon examine Park Geun Hye's fall from power and impeachment, the challenges facing President Moon and the Democratic Party, and what it all spells for the future of Korean democracy.
Michael Minyoung Lee has won the 6th annual Korea Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies for his paper entitled "North Korean Food Shortages, 1945-1946." Michael graduated from the Center for East Asian Studies M.A. program in 2017.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a snap election in Japan on October 22, in a bid to seal his coalition's majority in the lower house.But, as Shorenstein APARC's Daniel Sneider suggests, Abe may not have taken into account Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike's opposition and growing support.