Tokyo-Tehran Ties and the US-Japan Alliance
May 04, 2016
Tokyo-Tehran Ties and the US-Japan Alliance
U.S. and Japanese interests are showing signs of divergence.
Tokyo-Tehran Ties and the US-Japan Alliance
What Japan Can Learn From Australia’s Submarine Decision
April 29, 2016
What Japan Can Learn From Australia’s Submarine Decision
If Japan's next overseas defense bid is to succeed, Tokyo needs to make some changes.
What Japan Can Learn From Australia’s Submarine Decision
Fearing Encroachment, Japan to Increase Investment on Far-Flung Islands
April 23, 2016
Fearing Encroachment, Japan to Increase Investment on Far-Flung Islands
Japan wants to encourage islanders to stay put -- but is that in their best interests?
Fearing Encroachment, Japan to Increase Investment on Far-Flung Islands
Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law
April 20, 2016
Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law
PM Shinzo Abe is maintaining a double standard on democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
April 19, 2016
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
The focus on Kerry in Hiroshima overshadowed a major foreign policy "win" for Japan.
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
Why Japan's Rokkasho Nuclear Reprocessing Plant Lives On
April 18, 2016
Why Japan's Rokkasho Nuclear Reprocessing Plant Lives On
The central and local governments are too invested in Rokkasho to give up on the project.
Why Japan's Rokkasho Nuclear Reprocessing Plant Lives On
2nd Strong Earthquake Shakes Japan in 2 Days
April 16, 2016
2nd Strong Earthquake Shakes Japan in 2 Days
Japan's southernmost main island Kyushu was hit Thursday with a 6.2 magnitude quake, and Saturday morning with a 7.0
2nd Strong Earthquake Shakes Japan in 2 Days
Japan-Ukraine Relations: Untapped Potential
April 14, 2016
Japan-Ukraine Relations: Untapped Potential
With shared interests and experiences, Japan-Ukraine relations should be booming. Why aren't they?
Japan-Ukraine Relations: Untapped Potential
Kerry Becomes First US Secretary to Visit Hiroshima
April 12, 2016
Kerry Becomes First US Secretary to Visit Hiroshima
Kerry's trip, made with the other G7 foreign minsters, could pave the way for a visit by Obama in May.
Kerry Becomes First US Secretary to Visit Hiroshima
Japan's Nuclear Weapons Conundrum
April 06, 2016
Japan's Nuclear Weapons Conundrum
Even while Japan pushes for a world free of nuclear weapons, it recognizes the importance of a nuclear deterrence.
Japan's Nuclear Weapons Conundrum
Japan's Regional Relationships, as Revealed at the Nuclear Security Summit
April 02, 2016
Japan's Regional Relationships, as Revealed at the Nuclear Security Summit
Japan's Foreign Ministry spokesperson on ties with South Korea, China, and the United States.
Japan's Regional Relationships, as Revealed at the Nuclear Security Summit
Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New
March 30, 2016
Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New
The new Democratic Party looks a lot like its primary predecessor, the Democratic Party of Japan.
Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New
Split, Merge, and Lose? The Future of Party Politics in Japan
March 25, 2016
Split, Merge, and Lose? The Future of Party Politics in Japan
An opposition merger is a symptom of a deeper problem with Japanese party politics.
Split, Merge, and Lose? The Future of Party Politics in Japan
Japan: Why the TPP Bill Will Pass the Diet
March 19, 2016
Japan: Why the TPP Bill Will Pass the Diet
Despite opposition efforts, here is why the bill will pass through parliament.
Japan: Why the TPP Bill Will Pass the Diet
Japan: How Energy Security Shapes Foreign Policy
March 16, 2016
Japan: How Energy Security Shapes Foreign Policy
Jane Nakano on Japan's energy policy and its approach to the Middle East, Russia, and the South China Sea.
Japan: How Energy Security Shapes Foreign Policy
Japan's Evolving Role in the UN
March 15, 2016
Japan's Evolving Role in the UN
Can Japan continue to be a "peace enabler" in the United Nations?
Japan's Evolving Role in the UN
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