Measuring Shinzo Abe’s Impact on the Indo-Pacific

By |2020-10-21T16:39:16-10:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: External Publications, news, hemmings|Tags: , , |

Dr. John Hemmings has a new paper published by the East West Center called “Measuring Shinzo Abe’s Impact on the Indo-Pacific.”  In the paper, Hemmings explains that: “Suga – and, indeed, the next generation of future prime ministers – will continue Abe’s legacy in one form or another.” “Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been an incredibly influential figure on the world stage and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will have his work cut out for him,” says Hemmings. “Not only must he uphold and continue the shift in Japan’s grand strategy, he must manage Japan’s famously difficult bureaucracy to do so.” [...]

Time for Japan’s Abe to Go Slow

By |2017-03-09T13:28:24-10:00July 28th, 2014|Categories: Faculty Articles|Tags: |

Editorial:   By Jeffrey W. Hornung Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, reflecting with Foreign Affairs (July/August 2013) on his short, first tenure as premier, remarked “when I served as prime minister last time, I failed to prioritize my agenda. I was eager to complete everything at once, and ended my administration in failure.” The dominant narrative during Abe’s second, and current, administration is that, unlike the one-year (mostly forgettable) administrations that preceded him, Abe’s has been successful.  While there is no doubt that Abe is succeeding in passing numerous initiatives, there is a question of whether Abe is, in fact, doing [...]

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