Japanese Defense Diplomacy and ASEAN
August 26, 2016
Japanese Defense Diplomacy and ASEAN
What is the real purpose of Japan’s stepped up defense cooperation in Southeast Asia?
Japanese Defense Diplomacy and ASEAN
Goodbye Rio, Hello Tokyo: The Outlook for the 2020 Olympics
August 23, 2016
Goodbye Rio, Hello Tokyo: The Outlook for the 2020 Olympics
With four years to go, Tokyo still has hurdles to clear to host the perfect Olympic Games.
Goodbye Rio, Hello Tokyo: The Outlook for the 2020 Olympics
World War II Anniversary Once Again Sparks Controversy in East Asia
August 16, 2016
World War II Anniversary Once Again Sparks Controversy in East Asia
The 71st anniversary of Japan's surrender saw several officials visit Yasukuni Shrine, although PM Abe did not.
World War II Anniversary Once Again Sparks Controversy in East Asia
How Emperor Akihito Shaped Post-War Japan
August 10, 2016
How Emperor Akihito Shaped Post-War Japan
As the emperor signals his wish to step down, time for a look back at his legacy.
How Emperor Akihito Shaped Post-War Japan
Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address
August 08, 2016
Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address
The ten-minute pre-recorded message was the second-ever televised address of the Emperor to the public.
Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address
What Does Tokyo's New Governor Mean for Japanese Politics?
August 03, 2016
What Does Tokyo's New Governor Mean for Japanese Politics?
How an independent candidate managed to beat out candidates from both the ruling LDP and the main opposition coalition.
What Does Tokyo's New Governor Mean for Japanese Politics?
What Yuriko Koike's Governorship Triumph in Tokyo Means for Japan
August 02, 2016
What Yuriko Koike's Governorship Triumph in Tokyo Means for Japan
Yuriko Koike comes to the governorship of Tokyo with a complex political background.
What Yuriko Koike's Governorship Triumph in Tokyo Means for Japan
The South China Sea Ruling: Reinforcing China's Negative Image in Japan
July 28, 2016
The South China Sea Ruling: Reinforcing China's Negative Image in Japan
China's refusal to abide by international rules and norms contributes to its negative image in Japan.
The South China Sea Ruling: Reinforcing China's Negative Image in Japan
19 Murdered in Rare Mass Killing in Japan
July 26, 2016
19 Murdered in Rare Mass Killing in Japan
Japan has one of the world's lowest homicide rates, making the attack at a center for disabled adults deeply shocking.
19 Murdered in Rare Mass Killing in Japan
Japan-China Relations at a Crossroads
July 22, 2016
Japan-China Relations at a Crossroads
Asia’s two biggest economic powers continue to struggle to find common ground.
Japan-China Relations at a Crossroads
Japan and the West’s Crisis of Confidence
July 19, 2016
Japan and the West’s Crisis of Confidence
Japan has largely escaped the wave of turmoil gripping the West. Can it take advantage of the chance to lead?
Japan and the West’s Crisis of Confidence
Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms
July 15, 2016
Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms
Emperor Akihito might want to abdicate, but other factors might prevent his wishes from coming to fruition.
Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
July 14, 2016
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
A 2012 proposal for amending Japan's post-war constitution offers some guidance.
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways
July 12, 2016
A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways
What the results of Japan's Upper House elections tells us about the state of Japanese politics.
A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
July 11, 2016
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
The latest election affirms Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political dominance in Japan.
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
After Dhaka Attack Claims 7 Japanese Lives, Tokyo Steps up Counterterrorism
July 08, 2016
After Dhaka Attack Claims 7 Japanese Lives, Tokyo Steps up Counterterrorism
Japan's response, as usual, will involve foreign aid and assistance, rather than deploying military assets.
After Dhaka Attack Claims 7 Japanese Lives, Tokyo Steps up Counterterrorism
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