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Japan’s Defense Ministry Plans to Boost Number of Cyber Warriors
July 17, 2017
Japan’s Defense Ministry Plans to Boost Number of Cyber Warriors
The defense ministry is mulling a plan to significantly increase the size of its cyber warfare force.
Japan’s Defense Ministry Plans to Boost Number of Cyber Warriors
Abe's Nordic Tour and Japan's Arctic Ambitions
July 13, 2017
Abe's Nordic Tour and Japan's Arctic Ambitions
Japan's Nordic diplomacy is falling behind China's outreach to Arctic countries.
Abe's Nordic Tour and Japan's Arctic Ambitions
Abe, Putin Meet at G-20 as Disputed Northern Territories Recede Into Distance
July 11, 2017
Abe, Putin Meet at G-20 as Disputed Northern Territories Recede Into Distance
Despite Japan's "new approach" to relations, Russia's position on the disputed islands has hardened.
Abe, Putin Meet at G-20 as Disputed Northern Territories Recede Into Distance
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers
July 07, 2017
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers
Is the beginning of the end for Abe's political dominance?
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers
Abe's LDP Loses Big in Tokyo Metropolitan Elections: Why That Matters
July 07, 2017
Abe's LDP Loses Big in Tokyo Metropolitan Elections: Why That Matters
Governor Yuriko Koike's new Tokyo Citizens First party takes a big majority in Japan's capital.
Abe's LDP Loses Big in Tokyo Metropolitan Elections: Why That Matters
Toshiba's Chip Unit Saga Drags on
June 29, 2017
Toshiba's Chip Unit Saga Drags on
Opposition to the sale from a partner is keeping Toshiba from sealing the deal.
Toshiba's Chip Unit Saga Drags on
How Japan's Aging Population Impacts National Defense
June 28, 2017
How Japan's Aging Population Impacts National Defense
With fewer and fewer young people to recruit, Japan's military will face staffing shortfalls.
How Japan's Aging Population Impacts National Defense
All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
June 23, 2017
All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
As regional tensions rise, Japan will have to make the most of a limited defense budget.
All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
Will Japan Join China's Belt and Road Initiative?
June 14, 2017
Will Japan Join China's Belt and Road Initiative?
Shinzo Abe expresses cautious interest, but Japan wants potential concerns addressed first.
Will Japan Join China's Belt and Road Initiative?
Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
June 13, 2017
Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
Japan's prime minister isn't nationalistic so much as realistic.
Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
Japan Shops Maritime Arms to Southeast Asia
June 13, 2017
Japan Shops Maritime Arms to Southeast Asia
At the Maritime Air Systems and Technologies Asia exhibition, Japan hopes to lure in Southeast Asian buyers.
Japan Shops Maritime Arms to Southeast Asia
What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
June 10, 2017
What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
The significance of the Japan Self-Defense Force deployment to the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
Time for a Japanese Rethink on North Korea?
June 07, 2017
Time for a Japanese Rethink on North Korea?
Given recent developments, Tokyo needs to reconsider how it will work with Seoul and Washington.
Time for a Japanese Rethink on North Korea?
Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa
June 06, 2017
Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa
The Abe government has been particularly harsh on cracking down on dissent in Okinawa.
Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa
Tokyo's Governor Throws in With a New Political Party
June 02, 2017
Tokyo's Governor Throws in With a New Political Party
Yuriko Koike has officially withdrawn from the LDP to head the new Tomin First no Kai.
Tokyo's Governor Throws in With a New Political Party
What Next for Japan-South Korea Relations?
May 29, 2017
What Next for Japan-South Korea Relations?
A reopening (yet again) of the comfort women issue could threaten cooperation on defense issues.
What Next for Japan-South Korea Relations?
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