Hiroki Takeuchi: Japan’s in a good position globally despite Abe scandal

Senior Fellow & Director of the Sun & Star East Asia Program Hiroki Takeuchi discussed the U.S.-Japan relationship in light of the scandal surrounding the Abe administration in an interview on ANC Early Edition.

Takeuchi believes the Abe administration’s recent internal turmoil has not detracted from the overall stability of the administration, and will not prevent Prime Minister Abe from moving forward in claiming more leadership in the region and globally.

“Japan is now in a much more active position to play an active role and to cooperate with the United States,” he said.

Watch the interview here.