Paul Midford and Dick Stegewerns

Dec 4, 2020

Japan After Abe with Paul Midford and Dick Stegewerns

New Books Network 2020

Following the resignation of Japan’s Abe Shinzo in September 2020, Suga Yoshihide became the country’s first new Prime Minister in nearly eight years. Suga served under Abe as his Chief Cabinet Secretary for many years, but what does this change mean for Japan? In this episode, Benedicte Irgens talks to Paul Midford and Dick Stegewerns about Japan’s direction after Abe including domestic politics, foreign policy, the role of the media, immigration, and environmental and energy policy.


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