The Japanese Defense Reform No One Is Talking About
May 16, 2015
The Japanese Defense Reform No One Is Talking About
Don't overlook Japan's "unspoken” defense reform agenda: defense acquisition.
The Japanese Defense Reform No One Is Talking About
Japan's Global SDF Will Need These Two Laws
May 15, 2015
Japan's Global SDF Will Need These Two Laws
Two new bills could revolutionize the Japanese military's ability to fight abroad.
Japan's Global SDF Will Need These Two Laws
Shinzo Abe’s ‘Glass Jaw’ and Media Muzzling in Japan
May 08, 2015
Shinzo Abe’s ‘Glass Jaw’ and Media Muzzling in Japan
The pressure on the press, both domestic and foreign, in Japan has been unprecedented under Abe.
Shinzo Abe’s ‘Glass Jaw’ and Media Muzzling in Japan
Japan's Nuclear Diplomacy
May 07, 2015
Japan's Nuclear Diplomacy
At the NPT review conference, Japanese politicians and citizens push for a nuclear-weapons-free world.
Japan's Nuclear Diplomacy
Stop Obsessing Over Abe's Congressional Speech
May 07, 2015
Stop Obsessing Over Abe's Congressional Speech
Criticisms of Abe's congressional speech overlook the progress made during the rest of his lengthy U.S. visit.
Stop Obsessing Over Abe's Congressional Speech
The Domestic Hurdles for Japan's Defense Reforms
May 06, 2015
The Domestic Hurdles for Japan's Defense Reforms
With Abe's U.S. visit over, the next task is getting the domestic security reforms he promised while in Washington.
The Domestic Hurdles for Japan's Defense Reforms
Japan's Local Elections: LDP Victories Marred By Record-Low Turnout
May 02, 2015
Japan's Local Elections: LDP Victories Marred By Record-Low Turnout
The elections were a victory for the LDP, but a dismal showing for Japanese democracy.
Japan's Local Elections: LDP Victories Marred By Record-Low Turnout
Can Shinzo Abe Inspire Silicon Valley's Dynamism in Japan?
May 01, 2015
Can Shinzo Abe Inspire Silicon Valley's Dynamism in Japan?
In a speech at Stanford University today, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lauded California's culture of innovation. Can he bring that spirit back to Japan?
Can Shinzo Abe Inspire Silicon Valley's Dynamism in Japan?
Hope and History: Shinzo Abe's Speech to Congress
April 30, 2015
Hope and History: Shinzo Abe's Speech to Congress
The Japanese prime minster's anticipated speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
Hope and History: Shinzo Abe's Speech to Congress
Abe's Visit Marks 'New Era' for US-Japan Alliance
April 29, 2015
Abe's Visit Marks 'New Era' for US-Japan Alliance
A joint statement released with Obama and Abe's meeting reveals the focus of the alliance moving forward.
Abe's Visit Marks 'New Era' for US-Japan Alliance
4 Takeaways From the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
April 29, 2015
4 Takeaways From the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
What's new about the Guidelines, and what that actually means for U.S.-Japan cooperation moving forward.
4 Takeaways From the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
Japan, US Talk Okinawa, South China Sea at Ministers' Meeting
April 28, 2015
Japan, US Talk Okinawa, South China Sea at Ministers' Meeting
A 2+2 meeting in New York set the stage for Japanese PM Abe's visit to the U.S. What issues were on the agenda?
Japan, US Talk Okinawa, South China Sea at Ministers' Meeting
Who Landed a Radioactive Drone on Shinzo Abe's Roof?
April 27, 2015
Who Landed a Radioactive Drone on Shinzo Abe's Roof?
A man claims he landed the drone on Abe's office roof to protest plans to restart nuclear power plants.
Who Landed a Radioactive Drone on Shinzo Abe's Roof?
Is This What Shinzo Abe Will Say in Washington Next Week?
April 24, 2015
Is This What Shinzo Abe Will Say in Washington Next Week?
A lot is riding on Abe's speech before US Congress. His address in Indonesia gives an idea of what to expect.
Is This What Shinzo Abe Will Say in Washington Next Week?
What to Expect From Abe's US Visit
April 23, 2015
What to Expect From Abe's US Visit
Security issues and the TPP -- but not history -- will feature prominently during Abe's first state visit to Washington.
What to Expect From Abe's US Visit
Japan's Increasingly Uncertain Security Environment
April 21, 2015
Japan's Increasingly Uncertain Security Environment
Japan's defense reforms are motivated by perceived security threats in the region.
Japan's Increasingly Uncertain Security Environment
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