The Politics of the Kishida Cabinet in the Post-Abe Era

Please view the recording of our event here:

Monday, November 14, 5-6:30 pm (East Coast Time: 8pm-930pm / Japan Time: Nov 15 at 10am)

Location: Virtual


  • Takako Hikotani/ Professor, Gakushuin University
  • Rieko Kage/ Professor, University of Tokyo
  • David Leheny/ Professor, Waseda University
  • Kenneth McElwain/ Professor, University of Tokyo
  • Harukata Takenaka/ Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies


  • Andrew Horvat/ Senior Fellow, University of British Columbia


  • Phillip Lipscy/ Professor, University of Toronto
  • Yves Tiberghien/ Professor, CJR Director, University of British Columbia

The UBC Centre for Japanese Research, in partnership with the University of Toronto Munk School Centre for the Study of Global Japan and the University of Tokyo ISS Methodology of Social Sciences Project is organizing a panel event on the theme of Japanese politics titled: “The Politics of the Kishida Cabinet in the Post-Abe Era”.

This panel will take place on November 14, 2022, with the following objectives:

To understand the implications of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s state-funeral, revealed connections to the Unification Church, and resulting public backlash;

To map out the current power holders and bureaucratic balance of power within the Kishida administration in the post-Abe era, including Abe policy legacies and;

To understand Kishida policy priorities and achievements regarding COVID, national economic security, R&D, green tech and Japan’s role in the G20. 

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