In 2019, Japanese Prime Minister Abe grappled with domestic dilemmas and diplomatic strains, highlighted by inflamed relations with South Korea. The economy continued to grow slowly, the depopulation bomb continued ticking, and demands for gender equality grew louder. The year also brought the enthronement of a new emperor and genesis of a new imperial era.
Japan in 2019: Diplomatic Strains, Domestic Dilemmas, and a New Imperial Era
Brian Woodall is Professor of International Affairs at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA. He thanks Jade Wurapa for research assistance and the School of International Affairs for research funding. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Brian Woodall; Japan in 2019: Diplomatic Strains, Domestic Dilemmas, and a New Imperial Era. Asian Survey 1 February 2020; 60 (1): 47–60. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.47
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