Craig Mark

Craig Mark

Craig Mark is a professor in the Faculty of International Studies, Kyoritsu Women’s University, Tokyo

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Opinion | Abe is Japan’s longest-serving PM. Is that the extent of his legacy?

The premier has broken a century-old record for political longevity – but despite domestic comebacks and foreign policy wins, a succession of scandals and his mixed results with the economy will live long in the memory.

20 Nov 2019 - 7:03AM

The premier has broken a century-old record for political longevity – but despite domestic comebacks and foreign policy wins, a succession of scandals and his mixed results with the economy will live long in the memory.

Abe is Japan’s longest-serving PM. Is that the extent of his legacy?
Explainer | Explained: what’s at stake in Japan’s 2019 upper house election?

The ruling LDP-Komeito coalition maintains its strong lead over the lacklustre opposition parties, and is poised to retain the two-thirds supermajority it has enjoyed since 2016.

19 Jul 2019 - 7:26AM

The ruling LDP-Komeito coalition maintains its strong lead over the lacklustre opposition parties, and is poised to retain the two-thirds supermajority it has enjoyed since 2016.

Explained: what’s at stake in Japan’s 2019 upper house election?
Asian Angle | How long can Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stay in power?

The 64-year-old will become Japan’s longest serving prime minister in November, having dominated the country’s politics since 2012.

21 Mar 2019 - 2:14PM

The 64-year-old will become Japan’s longest serving prime minister in November, having dominated the country’s politics since 2012.

How long can Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stay in power?