Washington, D.C. — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida scored a major political victory on Sunday, July 10, boosting his party’s majority in the upper house of the Japanese Diet. The win for the Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito coalition gives Kishida stable control of the legislature and up to three “golden” years without having to contest an election. That provides a window of opportunity for defense reforms, Kishida’s redistributionist “new capitalism” initiative, and perhaps even constitutional revision.
Please join the Center for American Progress following the election for a virtual discussion of where Kishida and Japan will go following the upper house elections, and how the July 8 assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may change Japan’s political landscape.
Tobias Harris, Senior Fellow for Asia, Center for American Progress
Sheila A. Smith, John E. Merow Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET
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