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Coalition Building: Current Dynamics in Japanese Politics

September 13, 2023 • 8:00 – 9:00 am EDT

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After a busy summer of diplomacy including the recent trilateral summit at Camp David, Prime Minister Kishida Fumio faces political headwinds in the leadup to a new session of parliament. 
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Please join CSIS Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, Christopher Johnstone, for a virtual conversation with Keiko Iizuka, a political correspondent from The Yomiuri Shimbun, and Leonard Schoppa, Professor of Politics at University of Virginia, on Japanese politics.

This virtual discussion will address the political landscape including the state of the ruling coalition, expectations of a cabinet reshuffle, and the prospects for a snap election in the near term. 

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Keiko Iizuka

Senior Political Writer, The Yomiuri Shimbun

Leonard Schoppa

Professor of Politics, University of Virginia