Sibylline Insight Series

Sibylline Podcast – Japan – Economic and foreign policy continuity expected during Abe’s highly anticipated final term

September 19, 2018

Incumbent Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is highly likely to win tomorrow’s party leadership contest, thus enabling him to retain the premiership for a third and final term.

In this podcast, we discuss what such an outcome will mean for Japan’s economic, foreign and defence policy, and how this will impact Japan’s socio-economic health as well as the broader regional environment.

Key points include:

  • Why Abe’s victory seems so certain
  • The challenges to Abe’s attempts at economic reform
  • A likely continuation in Japan’s pragmatic foreign policy
  • Anticipated resistance to attempted constitutional change

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