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Japan's Practical Taiwan Policy
April 14, 2017
Japan's Practical Taiwan Policy
What's driving Japan's outreach toward Taiwan?
Japan's Practical Taiwan Policy
Japan and India: Concerted Efforts at Regional Diplomacy
April 01, 2017
Japan and India: Concerted Efforts at Regional Diplomacy
How Japan and India can cooperate to increase engagement with ASEAN – without alarming China.
Japan and India: Concerted Efforts at Regional Diplomacy
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
March 31, 2017
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
Developing retaliatory capabilities will face political and financial headwinds in Japan.
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
Abe Scraps Japan's 1 Percent GDP Defense Spending Cap
March 29, 2017
Abe Scraps Japan's 1 Percent GDP Defense Spending Cap
The announcement removes one of the major obstacles to Japan's defense transformation.
Abe Scraps Japan's 1 Percent GDP Defense Spending Cap
Exploring the Possibility of Defense Relations Between Iran and Japan
March 18, 2017
Exploring the Possibility of Defense Relations Between Iran and Japan
Military cooperation might seem like a faraway dream, but there are good reasons for both sides to explore options.
Exploring the Possibility of Defense Relations Between Iran and Japan
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
March 13, 2017
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
The decision highlights the domestic constraints on Japan's defense activities abroad.
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
Far East Affairs: Mongolia and Japan
March 10, 2017
Far East Affairs: Mongolia and Japan
On February 24, 2017, Mongolia and Japan celebrated 45 years of diplomatic relations.
Far East Affairs: Mongolia and Japan
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
March 07, 2017
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
Will Japan use Trump's presidency as impetus to commit to a new Asian security architecture in the region?
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, Iwo Jima: The Pacific War and US-Japan Reconciliation
February 28, 2017
Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, Iwo Jima: The Pacific War and US-Japan Reconciliation
The island of Iwo Jima plays an important role in U.S.-Japan reconciliation.
Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, Iwo Jima: The Pacific War and US-Japan Reconciliation
Why Japan Can't Criticize Trump's Refugee Ban
February 24, 2017
Why Japan Can't Criticize Trump's Refugee Ban
Trump's America isn't the only country turning its back on refugees. Japan is just as guilty.
Why Japan Can't Criticize Trump's Refugee Ban
Japan and India: Deepening Ties in the Age of Uncertainty
February 23, 2017
Japan and India: Deepening Ties in the Age of Uncertainty
With both countries concerned about U.S. leadership in Asia, a strong partnership looks more and more inevitable.
Japan and India: Deepening Ties in the Age of Uncertainty
Japan-US Relations: Adapting to ‘New Management’
February 14, 2017
Japan-US Relations: Adapting to ‘New Management’
Will reassurances from the Abe-Trump meeting last?
Japan-US Relations: Adapting to ‘New Management’
Abe Comes to Washington: A Tough Balancing Act
February 10, 2017
Abe Comes to Washington: A Tough Balancing Act
Abe will need to build a relationship with Trump without sparking backlash at home.
Abe Comes to Washington: A Tough Balancing Act
Hereditary Politics in Japan: A Family Business
February 09, 2017
Hereditary Politics in Japan: A Family Business
Second-generation politicians are increasingly entrenched in Japan’s Diet and government.
Hereditary Politics in Japan: A Family Business
Japan’s Regional Strategy Reveals an Ally at Risk
February 06, 2017
Japan’s Regional Strategy Reveals an Ally at Risk
Washington is the glue that holds together whatever informal security arrangements Tokyo aspires to develop in Asia.
Japan’s Regional Strategy Reveals an Ally at Risk
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