Will Japan Cooperate With China's Infrastructure Bank?
March 27, 2015
Will Japan Cooperate With China's Infrastructure Bank?
As countries line up to join China's AIIB, Japan has a decision to make.
Will Japan Cooperate With China's Infrastructure Bank?
Japan’s Abe Invited to Address Joint Session of US Congress
March 21, 2015
Japan’s Abe Invited to Address Joint Session of US Congress
The speech has yet to be officially announced, but expectations are already rising.
Japan’s Abe Invited to Address Joint Session of US Congress
3 Japanese Dead in Tunisia Attack
March 20, 2015
3 Japanese Dead in Tunisia Attack
Once again, Japanese nationals abroad fall victim to a terrorist group.
3 Japanese Dead in Tunisia Attack
4 Years Later, What Japan Can Teach the World About Disaster Preparedness
March 18, 2015
4 Years Later, What Japan Can Teach the World About Disaster Preparedness
While hosting a UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Japan shares hard lessons from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
4 Years Later, What Japan Can Teach the World About Disaster Preparedness
The Kennan-MacArthur Meeting and the Future of Japan
March 17, 2015
The Kennan-MacArthur Meeting and the Future of Japan
A meeting by two 20th century giants had profound implications for Occupied Japan.
The Kennan-MacArthur Meeting and the Future of Japan
What Can Japan Really Learn From Germany?
March 17, 2015
What Can Japan Really Learn From Germany?
Angela Merkel's visit to Japan reignited the old comparison of Japan and Germany's post-war actions.
What Can Japan Really Learn From Germany?
Financial Scandals in Japan Could Force Shake-Up in Abe's Cabinet
March 04, 2015
Financial Scandals in Japan Could Force Shake-Up in Abe's Cabinet
Alleged violations of the Political Funds Control Law are reverberating through the LDP and DPJ alike.
Financial Scandals in Japan Could Force Shake-Up in Abe's Cabinet
To Shoot or Not to Shoot?: Japanese Legislators Debate SDF Weapons Use
March 04, 2015
To Shoot or Not to Shoot?: Japanese Legislators Debate SDF Weapons Use
Japanese lawmakers in the ruling coalition are debating the merits of allowing greater weapons use by the Japanese military.
To Shoot or Not to Shoot?: Japanese Legislators Debate SDF Weapons Use
Japan and India's Warming Defense Ties
March 04, 2015
Japan and India's Warming Defense Ties
From defense sales to joint exercises, Tokyo and New Delhi are expanding the scope of military cooperation.
Japan and India's Warming Defense Ties
Japan Nixes Plan to Send Troops to Join Ebola Fight
March 03, 2015
Japan Nixes Plan to Send Troops to Join Ebola Fight
Japan misses a chance to demonstrate the softer side of the SDF.
Japan Nixes Plan to Send Troops to Join Ebola Fight
Japan’s Defense Ministry Seeks to Roll Back Civilian Control
February 28, 2015
Japan’s Defense Ministry Seeks to Roll Back Civilian Control
New reforms would give Japan's SDF personnel increased say over military decisions.
Japan’s Defense Ministry Seeks to Roll Back Civilian Control
Abe May Address Joint Session of US Congress
February 25, 2015
Abe May Address Joint Session of US Congress
Shinzo Abe may address a joint session of U.S. Congress -- a first for any Japanese prime minister.
Abe May Address Joint Session of US Congress
Japan's Crown Prince Rebukes Historical Revisionism
February 25, 2015
Japan's Crown Prince Rebukes Historical Revisionism
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito cautioned that Japan should "humbly and correctly" look back on its past.
Japan's Crown Prince Rebukes Historical Revisionism
Japan Troop Deployment Near Taiwan Clears Major Hurdle
February 25, 2015
Japan Troop Deployment Near Taiwan Clears Major Hurdle
Residents on Yonaguni Island voted in favor of a proposed base housing SDF troops.
Japan Troop Deployment Near Taiwan Clears Major Hurdle
Could Japan Go Minesweeping in the Strait of Hormuz?
February 18, 2015
Could Japan Go Minesweeping in the Strait of Hormuz?
PM Abe's LDP and the Komeito Party debate whether minesweeping operations qualify as collective self-defense.
Could Japan Go Minesweeping in the Strait of Hormuz?
Japanese PM Abe Urges Most Drastic Reforms Since WW2
February 18, 2015
Japanese PM Abe Urges Most Drastic Reforms Since WW2
Shinzo Abe called on Japan's Diet to push through structural reforms in the coming year.
Japanese PM Abe Urges Most Drastic Reforms Since WW2
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