Japan Suffers Fatal Volcanic Blast
September 29, 2014
Japan Suffers Fatal Volcanic Blast
Mount Ontake’s eruption is the most deadly in over 20 years.
Japan Suffers Fatal Volcanic Blast
9 Ways Japan Can Better Tell Its Story to the World
September 29, 2014
9 Ways Japan Can Better Tell Its Story to the World
A media relations expert offers advice on how Japan could improve its public diplomacy storytelling.
9 Ways Japan Can Better Tell Its Story to the World
Japan’s Nuclear Power Quagmire
September 26, 2014
Japan’s Nuclear Power Quagmire
A mixture of government reassurances, cajoling and bad alternatives. Weekend Japanese energy links.
Japan’s Nuclear Power Quagmire
A Checkup for Japan’s ‘Womenomics’ Policy
September 26, 2014
A Checkup for Japan’s ‘Womenomics’ Policy
Abe touts his policy at the U.N., although its implementation will need to overcome cultural barriers.
A Checkup for Japan’s ‘Womenomics’ Policy
Japan’s Road Warrior Diplomacy
September 25, 2014
Japan’s Road Warrior Diplomacy
Abe’s unrelenting schedule belies a group of allies eager for Japanese participation.
Japan’s Road Warrior Diplomacy
North Korea Walks Dangerous Line on Japanese Abductees
September 24, 2014
North Korea Walks Dangerous Line on Japanese Abductees
Pyongyang’s attempts at leverage could leave it out in the cold.
North Korea Walks Dangerous Line on Japanese Abductees
Is Maglev Rail Japan’s ‘Spruce Goose?’
September 24, 2014
Is Maglev Rail Japan’s ‘Spruce Goose?’
Japan’s next high-speed rail could be a domestic burden without international customers.
Is Maglev Rail Japan’s ‘Spruce Goose?’
Japan’s Upcoming Sideline Sweep of China’s APEC Summit
September 22, 2014
Japan’s Upcoming Sideline Sweep of China’s APEC Summit
The meeting in Beijing could be Abe’s biggest diplomatic coup so far.
Japan’s Upcoming Sideline Sweep of China’s APEC Summit
Largest-Ever Japanese Business Delegation Heads to China
September 22, 2014
Largest-Ever Japanese Business Delegation Heads to China
The delegation of over 200 business executives may meet Xi Jinping.
Largest-Ever Japanese Business Delegation Heads to China
Is Abenomics Failing to Meet International Expectations?
September 22, 2014
Is Abenomics Failing to Meet International Expectations?
U.S. cites Japanese ‘underperformance’ at G20, yet Abe’s policies are already in full swing.
Is Abenomics Failing to Meet International Expectations?
There’s Been A Quiet Decline in Senkaku Confrontations
September 19, 2014
There’s Been A Quiet Decline in Senkaku Confrontations
Chinese government ships are reducing visits, plus weekend Japanese security and foreign policy links.
There’s Been A Quiet Decline in Senkaku Confrontations
Signs of Improvement in Frosty Northeast Asian Relations?
September 18, 2014
Signs of Improvement in Frosty Northeast Asian Relations?
Tokyo, Beijing and Seoul may temporarily overlook diplomatic spats for economic gains.
Signs of Improvement in Frosty Northeast Asian Relations?
Three Approaches to Japan’s Energy Problem
September 18, 2014
Three Approaches to Japan’s Energy Problem
New technologies are available, but have yet to gain popular acceptance.
Three Approaches to Japan’s Energy Problem
Japan Inc. Looks Abroad for Demand
September 17, 2014
Japan Inc. Looks Abroad for Demand
The Japanese government and big business are pointing the way toward future growth.
Japan Inc. Looks Abroad for Demand
Shinzo Abe’s Big Plans for the Coming Diet Session
September 16, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s Big Plans for the Coming Diet Session
The Japanese prime minister has his eye on tax reform and Japan’s looming population crisis.
Shinzo Abe’s Big Plans for the Coming Diet Session
Seoul-Tokyo Ties Could Improve, as Abductee Report Comes Due
September 16, 2014
Seoul-Tokyo Ties Could Improve, as Abductee Report Comes Due
South Korea seems to accept that the report won’t lead to greater influence for Japan.
Seoul-Tokyo Ties Could Improve, as Abductee Report Comes Due
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