Red Team Analysis: What a Russian Pivot East Might Mean For Japan
July 30, 2014
Red Team Analysis: What a Russian Pivot East Might Mean For Japan
An increased Russian presence in East Asia would likely heighten tensions with Japan.
Red Team Analysis: What a Russian Pivot East Might Mean For Japan
Persistent Nuclear Waste From Fukushima Inhibits Restarts
July 30, 2014
Persistent Nuclear Waste From Fukushima Inhibits Restarts
Fukushima’s long-term problems will make public acceptance of a general nuclear restart difficult.
Persistent Nuclear Waste From Fukushima Inhibits Restarts
Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent
July 29, 2014
Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent
Following a slowdown in Abenomics' success and the collective self-defense resolution, Abe's approval falls.
Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent
Abe Lines Up Energy Investments on Latin America Tour
July 28, 2014
Abe Lines Up Energy Investments on Latin America Tour
Japan is targeting its sectors of expertise to secure energy and food supplies.
Abe Lines Up Energy Investments on Latin America Tour
Japan’s Reactors Are Holding Trade Underwater
July 28, 2014
Japan’s Reactors Are Holding Trade Underwater
The impact of a non-nuclear Japan will be a significant drag on the economic recovery.
Japan’s Reactors Are Holding Trade Underwater
Japan’s Human Rights Record Comes Under Scrutiny
July 25, 2014
Japan’s Human Rights Record Comes Under Scrutiny
Three international reports highlight concerns about Japan’s past and social equality.
Japan’s Human Rights Record Comes Under Scrutiny
Possible Thaw in Chilly South Korean-Japanese Relations
July 24, 2014
Possible Thaw in Chilly South Korean-Japanese Relations
Tokyo is moving on several fronts as it seeks to smooth over last month’s Kono Statement review.
Possible Thaw in Chilly South Korean-Japanese Relations
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
July 23, 2014
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
The farm sector’s influence is on the wane in Japan, although you wouldn’t know it from the TPP talks.
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
The Japan-Mongolia FTA Is About Cars, Minerals and Abductees
July 23, 2014
The Japan-Mongolia FTA Is About Cars, Minerals and Abductees
Comparative advantages and Mongolian diplomatic ties with the DPRK are key factors.
The Japan-Mongolia FTA Is About Cars, Minerals and Abductees
Japanese Supreme Court Rules Against Foreign Residents on Welfare
July 23, 2014
Japanese Supreme Court Rules Against Foreign Residents on Welfare
Last week’s ruling puts Japan’s foreign nationals and its welfare system under the microscope.
Japanese Supreme Court Rules Against Foreign Residents on Welfare
Corporate Japan’s Best Chance for Survival: Abroad
July 18, 2014
Corporate Japan’s Best Chance for Survival: Abroad
With dim long-term growth prospects at home, companies innovate overseas.
Corporate Japan’s Best Chance for Survival: Abroad
MH17’s Implications for Russia-Japan Rapprochement
July 18, 2014
MH17’s Implications for Russia-Japan Rapprochement
Japan doesn’t need Russian energy as much as its U.S. alliance, but further sanctions would hurt.
MH17’s Implications for Russia-Japan Rapprochement
Bilateral Talks Show Where Northeast Asian Leverage Lies
July 17, 2014
Bilateral Talks Show Where Northeast Asian Leverage Lies
Talks show that Japan has created an interesting, if short-term window of opportunity.
Bilateral Talks Show Where Northeast Asian Leverage Lies
Abe’s Latin America Tour Focused on Trade and China
July 17, 2014
Abe’s Latin America Tour Focused on Trade and China
Just after Xi’s South America visit, Abe will seek to shore up Japanese support and influence.
Abe’s Latin America Tour Focused on Trade and China
The First Steps of Japan’s Nuclear Restart
July 16, 2014
The First Steps of Japan’s Nuclear Restart
With regulatory approval imminent, the public has one month to voice concerns and shape the outcome.
The First Steps of Japan’s Nuclear Restart
Japan: De Facto Approval of Collective Self-Defense
July 16, 2014
Japan: De Facto Approval of Collective Self-Defense
Referencing its U.S. alliance at every step, the LDP sees no reason to pull back on normalization.
Japan: De Facto Approval of Collective Self-Defense
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