Maiko Ichihara

Maiko Ichihara is associate professor in the Graduate School of Law at Hitotsubashi University, and a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her publications include Japan’s International Democracy Assistance as Soft Power: Neoclassical Realist Analysis (2017).

January 2021, Volume 32, Issue 1

Japanese Democracy After Shinzo Abe

The retirement of the country’s longest-serving prime minister leaves in place a “continuity administration,” and with it some troubling questions about whether liberal democracy’s “soft guardrails” are being eroded.