Elections

Scholarly Publications

Japan Decides 2017: The Japanese General Election (Book Chapter)

May 2018

This third volume in the Japan Decides series remains the premier venue for scholarly research on Japanese elections.

Ballots, Bullets, and Bargains: American Foreign Policy and Presidential Elections

August 2015

Drawing on twenty-four years of experience in government, Michael H. Armacost explores how the contours of the U.S.

Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan: Breakdown of a Hybrid Regime

August 2014

Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan presents a compelling case study on change in political regimes through its exploration of Japan's transition to democracy.

Other Publications

President Trump's Asia Inbox

February 2017

Scholars at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies assess the strategic situation in East Asia to be unsettled, unstable, and...

Donald Trump's Trade Policy: Back to The Future

January 2017

If you want to understand the trade and industrial policy that President Donald Trump is now going to pursue, simply jump into a DeLorean time machine with Marty McFly and go back to 1985.

The Repudiation of American Internationalism and What It Means for Japan

November 2016

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has apparently decided to hold an urgent meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in New York, on his way to the Asia Pacific Economic summit in Peru.

News

APARC Experts on the Outlook for U.S.-Asia Policy Under the Biden Administration

January 2021

Ahead of President-elect Biden’s inauguration and on the heels of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that has left America shaken, an APARC-wide expert panel provides a region-by-...

Five Ways in Which Japan's New Prime Minister Suga is Different From Abe

September 2020

Yoshihide Suga has promised to continue many of Shinzo Abe's policies and goals, but APARC's Japan Program Director Kiyoteru Tsutsui explains how Suga's background, experience, and...

Suga Is Fit to Lead, But Are Voters Ready to Like Him?

September 2020

Japan's next prime minister is a deeply pragmatic, self-made man.

Events

A New U.S.-Japan Relationship Under President Biden

January 12, 2021

This event is being held virtually via Zoom.

Japan after the Abenomics Election

January 12, 2015

 AbstractJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a general election for the lower house of Japan's parliament on December 14, following the decision to postpone a consumption tax hike that was...

Political Change in Japan II: One Step Forward, One Step Back

February 4, 2011

The Japanese elections of 2007 and 2009 brought about the most significant political change in postwar Japan since the formation of the Liberal Democratic Party in 1955.  The elections saw a...

Multimedia

Ballots, Bullets, and Bargains: American Foreign Policy and Presidential Elections

January 2016

Audio and transcript from "Ballots, Bullets, and Bargains: American Foreign Policy and Presidential Elections," a book event for the publication that carries the same name.