Panelists discussed the opportunities and challenges facing the Abe administration in 2015. These included such topics as upcoming local elections, Abenomics and Japan’s economic prospects, and improving ties with neighboring countries 70 years after the end of World War II. The discussion was moderated by Carnegie’s James L. Schoff and panelists included Keiko Iizuka, Washington bureau chief for the Yomiuri Shimbun, Richard Katz, editor-in-chief of The Oriental Economist Report, and Shihoko Goto from the Woodrow Wilson Center.