Australia Wants Japanese Sub Propulsion
November 20, 2014
Australia Wants Japanese Sub Propulsion
Size, technology and stealth are proving too great a draw for Canberra.
Australia Wants Japanese Sub Propulsion
Shinzo Abe’s Next Steps
November 19, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s Next Steps
An election, tax delay, and stimulus package show the premier is intent on securing his legacy.
Shinzo Abe’s Next Steps
The Long Haul for Fukushima
November 19, 2014
The Long Haul for Fukushima
Costs and complications of the cleanup underscore the magnitude of Japan’s nuclear question.
The Long Haul for Fukushima
Okinawa’s Election Fallout for the US-Japan Alliance
November 18, 2014
Okinawa’s Election Fallout for the US-Japan Alliance
An inability to reach a settlement could have implications for the effectiveness of allied forces in the region.
Okinawa’s Election Fallout for the US-Japan Alliance
Signs of Sino-Japanese Détente Despite New US-Japan Defense Guidelines?
November 18, 2014
Signs of Sino-Japanese Détente Despite New US-Japan Defense Guidelines?
Both sides seem to be trying to defuse tensions, if not actually addressing the underlying causes.
Signs of Sino-Japanese Détente Despite New US-Japan Defense Guidelines?
Japan’s G20 Scorecard
November 17, 2014
Japan’s G20 Scorecard
Japanese officials conduct a full-court press on the last leg of their multilateral tour.
Japan’s G20 Scorecard
Recession Returns to Japan
November 17, 2014
Recession Returns to Japan
Monday’s dismal figures put Japan on track for elections and a further tax delay.
Recession Returns to Japan
Abe’s Okinawa Setback
November 16, 2014
Abe’s Okinawa Setback
Local elections in Okinawa deal another blow to the prime minister's agenda.
Abe’s Okinawa Setback
Abe’s Tax Increase Gamble
November 14, 2014
Abe’s Tax Increase Gamble
As opposition to the tax builds, Japan must find a way to support its bold economic moves.
Abe’s Tax Increase Gamble
The Australia-Japan Submarine Deal Gets Complicated
November 13, 2014
The Australia-Japan Submarine Deal Gets Complicated
Plus Japan seeks further trilateral integration with the U.S. Thursday Japanese defense links.
The Australia-Japan Submarine Deal Gets Complicated
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
November 13, 2014
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
A December election would be an Abenomics referendum, and an open door to a stronger military.
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
Could Abe Call a Snap Election?
November 11, 2014
Could Abe Call a Snap Election?
An attempt to justify a change in course over the tax hike could backfire for the prime minister.
Could Abe Call a Snap Election?
The Ukrainian Divide in Russo-Japanese Rapprochement
November 11, 2014
The Ukrainian Divide in Russo-Japanese Rapprochement
Despite a cordial APEC meeting, Putin and Abe cannot afford to make real progress.
The Ukrainian Divide in Russo-Japanese Rapprochement
Japan and China Get to Yes on an Abe-Xi Summit
November 09, 2014
Japan and China Get to Yes on an Abe-Xi Summit
After much speculation it appears that the two sides have found sufficient common ground to meet.
Japan and China Get to Yes on an Abe-Xi Summit
Ishihara’s Stealth Attack on the Japanese Constitution
November 08, 2014
Ishihara’s Stealth Attack on the Japanese Constitution
The right-wing politician cites a supposed grammatical error as justification for a new constitution.
Ishihara’s Stealth Attack on the Japanese Constitution
A Small But Important Milestone in the Fukushima Cleanup
November 07, 2014
A Small But Important Milestone in the Fukushima Cleanup
Plus Sendai disaster plans and Fukushima reconstruction progress. Weekly Japan nuclear energy links.
A Small But Important Milestone in the Fukushima Cleanup
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