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What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?
May 24, 2017
What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?
There still is a big gap between the discourse and the reality of what Japan wants—and what it can achieve in Africa.
What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?
Russo-Japanese Relations On Track for Confidence Building
May 22, 2017
Russo-Japanese Relations On Track for Confidence Building
Don’t expect major breakthroughs anytime soon, but recent summits have moved the relationship forward.
Russo-Japanese Relations On Track for Confidence Building
Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution
May 18, 2017
Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution
Can Shinzo Abe actually succeed in his plan to amend Article 9?
Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution
The Asian Development Bank Adjusts to the Age of AIIB and Trump
May 11, 2017
The Asian Development Bank Adjusts to the Age of AIIB and Trump
First, China's challenger bank arose. Now, Japan has to deal with lack of U.S. interest in the ADB.
The Asian Development Bank Adjusts to the Age of AIIB and Trump
Japan-Brazil Cooperation: Flawed By Design?
May 10, 2017
Japan-Brazil Cooperation: Flawed By Design?
Despite strong cultural ties, politically and economically Japan-Brazil relations remain stunted.
Japan-Brazil Cooperation: Flawed By Design?
‘Womenomics’ Comes to Japan's Defense Sector
May 09, 2017
‘Womenomics’ Comes to Japan's Defense Sector
Women are making in-roads in the Defense Ministry and Self-Defense Forces, but more needs to be done.
‘Womenomics’ Comes to Japan's Defense Sector
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
May 05, 2017
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
Japan's prime minister outlines his plan for revising Japan's constitution by 2020.
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?
May 04, 2017
What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?
A recent summit had little to offer on a thorny territorial dispute, but added North Korea to the agenda.
What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?
Japan, UK Talk Brexit and North Korea
May 03, 2017
Japan, UK Talk Brexit and North Korea
The summit between Shinzo Abe and Theresa May largely focused on two issues.
Japan, UK Talk Brexit and North Korea
Japan’s Nuclear Moment
April 21, 2017
Japan’s Nuclear Moment
Geopolitical trends have combined to open a window of opportunity for Japan to become a nuclear state.
Japan’s Nuclear Moment
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
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