Assessing Japan's Upper House Elections
In this episode we assess the implications of Japan’s upper house election results following the victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party. CSIS Japan Chair Senior Fellow Nicholas Szechenyi and CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy Matthew Goodman break down the issues that shaped the election, evaluate the progress of Abenomics (4:10), and discuss prospects for constitutional revision (9:09). They also analyze the current landscape in Japanese politics and business (11:47), describe the debate over nuclear power (20:18), and examine what the LDP’s victory means for the U.S.-Japan alliance (22:23). Hosted by Will Colson. Audio edited by Frances Burkham. Written and produced by Jeffrey Bean.