Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ Dr. Jeffrey W. Hornung recently published an article entitled “Japan Chair Platform: Abe’s Challenges Ahead” on the Center for Strategic & International Studies website.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan has a lot to be happy about. In the recent Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election, his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) crushed all others, winning 59 seats to become the dominant party. This is important because it provides Abe and his party with a tailwind going into this month’s House of Councillors election in which the entire nation will have a chance to rate Abe’s performance after six months in office. If history is a guide, he should be optimistic.”
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Dr. Jeffrey Hornung came to the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in September 2010 as an associate professor. His area of expertise includes East Asian security issues, primarily those related to Japan and the U.S.-Japan alliance. His interests at APCSS focus on maritime security.


The views expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of APCSS, the U.S. Pacific Command, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) is a U.S. Department of Defense institute in Honolulu, Hawaii.  APCSS addresses regional and global security issues, inviting military and civilian representatives of the United States and Asia-Pacific nations to its comprehensive program of executive education and workshops, both in Hawaii and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.