The U.S. Midterm's Impact On Japan

The U.S. Midterm’s Impact on Japan

The 2018 US midterm elections resulted in Democrats securing a majority in the House of Representatives, while Republicans maintained a majority in the Senate.

A divided government could effectively strengthen the institutional constraints on President Trump, and his ability to pass legislation. Will this domestic conflict prevent him from focusing on foreign policy and trade, or will his efforts be focused in these areas to bolster support for a second term?

Amidst trade war with China, and simmering tensions with North Korea and Russia, where does Japan fit in? As a key strategic partner in the Asia-Pacific region, Japan is a conduit for diplomacy.  Yet simultaneously, Japan is struggling to reach an amicable agreement with Russia.  What are the challenges ahead to the signing of a peace treaty?

Join Timothy Langley and Glen S. Fukushima for their exclusive insights into these burning issues!

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