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October 2017

  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) and lawmaker Shinjiro Koizumi part ways at the Parliament in Tokyo, September 28, 2017

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    Abe's Victory and Constitutional Revision

    Jeffrey W. Hornung, Kenneth M. McElwain

    Oct 31, 2017

    Foreign Affairs

    After Japan's election, observers immediately began speculating about its impact on constitutional reform. While parties in favor of constitutional revision have secured enough seats to pass the legislative hurdle needed to revise Japan's basic law, the road ahead is much more complicated.

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