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Abe and the LDP remain dominant after Japan’s Upper House elections

30 August 2019

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and junior ally Komeito secured a solid majority in the House of Councillors — Japan’s...

Japan opens its doors to foreign labour

29 July 2019

Since April 2019, the Japanese government has started to expand its immigration program to increase the number of blue-collar foreign workers arriving in...

Japan enters the Reiwa era with renewed hope

29 July 2019

Emperor Akihito’s abdication at the end of April marked the end of three decades of the Heisei era (1989-2019). And on 1 May 2019 Japan’s new Reiwa era...

Advisory Board Announcement

3 July 2019

The Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) is pleased to announce its reconstituted board.

BOJ's Purchases of ETFs and Implications for the Future

17 June 2019

The Bank of Japan (BOJ)'s unconventional monetary policy has a long history.

Attractions Discovered by Inbound Tourists Widen the Choice for Japanese Tourists

3 June 2019

Attractions Discovered by Inbound Tourists Widen the Choice for Japanese Tourists

Artificial intelligence labeling

3 June 2019

The role of standards in the diffusion of new technologies

Can sporting mega-events bring change to Japan?

30 May 2019

Japan will host the Rugby World Cup (RWC2019) this year, the first Asian nation to do so in the competition’s history. Next year, Japan hosts the Summer...

Abe’s underperforming Russia policy faces growing political backlash

24 April 2019

The June 2018 encounter between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was not the only momentous summit to take place in Singapore...

Double dissolution election on the cards in Japan

12 March 2019

As early as April Abe’s horizon will have to shrink to his own backyard, where mundane events may yet force him to temper his policy ambitions.


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