Has Japan’s Softbank Found the Next Alibaba?
October 23, 2014
Has Japan’s Softbank Found the Next Alibaba?
CEO Masayoshi Son is looking to make his mark on Southeast Asian’s ecommerce market.
Has Japan’s Softbank Found the Next Alibaba?
The Future of Japanese Energy
October 22, 2014
The Future of Japanese Energy
Tokyo hopes to make cheaper LNG and renewables the basis of its energy supply.
The Future of Japanese Energy
Yuko Obuchi Resignation and Japan’s Nuclear Strategy
October 21, 2014
Yuko Obuchi Resignation and Japan’s Nuclear Strategy
How her resignation will affect her Cabinet portfolio.
Yuko Obuchi Resignation and Japan’s Nuclear Strategy
Cabinet Scandals Rock Japan’s ‘Womenomics’
October 20, 2014
Cabinet Scandals Rock Japan’s ‘Womenomics’
Forty percent of Abe’s female ministers could be on their way out of the administration.
Cabinet Scandals Rock Japan’s ‘Womenomics’
Japan Denied Revision of UN Comfort Women Report
October 17, 2014
Japan Denied Revision of UN Comfort Women Report
The Japanese government's request to amend a 1996 U.N. special rapporteur's report on comfort women was denied.
Japan Denied Revision of UN Comfort Women Report
China Calls on Japan for ‘Deep Remorse’ Before APEC Summit
October 17, 2014
China Calls on Japan for ‘Deep Remorse’ Before APEC Summit
Plus ‘two plus two’ talks between the U.S. and South Korea. Northeast Asia regional links.
China Calls on Japan for ‘Deep Remorse’ Before APEC Summit
Japanese Nationalists Target Foreign Welfare Recipients
October 17, 2014
Japanese Nationalists Target Foreign Welfare Recipients
The former governor of Tokyo wants to give long-term residents an ultimatum.
Japanese Nationalists Target Foreign Welfare Recipients
North Korea Returns Japanese Abductee Issue to Back-Burner
October 16, 2014
North Korea Returns Japanese Abductee Issue to Back-Burner
North Korea appears to feel that it has loosened the shackles of isolation enough for now.
North Korea Returns Japanese Abductee Issue to Back-Burner
Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested
October 16, 2014
Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested
Civil society and a fractured opposition are unable to influence the government’s new power.
Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested
Stumbling Blocks to Japan-South Korea Ties
October 15, 2014
Stumbling Blocks to Japan-South Korea Ties
Low-level, non-vital issues continue to hold meaningful dialogue just out of reach.
Stumbling Blocks to Japan-South Korea Ties
U.S.-Japan Defense Industry Cyber Cooperation
October 15, 2014
U.S.-Japan Defense Industry Cyber Cooperation
Both countries will need to pool resources to meet a rising threat.
U.S.-Japan Defense Industry Cyber Cooperation
Russia and Japan’s Pipeline Dilemma
October 15, 2014
Russia and Japan’s Pipeline Dilemma
Despite Ukraine, both countries want a deal that could further the global energy rebalance.
Russia and Japan’s Pipeline Dilemma
Is Beijing Pushing for Japanese Concessions Before APEC?
October 14, 2014
Is Beijing Pushing for Japanese Concessions Before APEC?
Japan has put the ball in China’s court, and waits to see if Beijing will commit.
Is Beijing Pushing for Japanese Concessions Before APEC?
Predicting Volcanoes a Risky Game for Japan’s Reactors
October 10, 2014
Predicting Volcanoes a Risky Game for Japan’s Reactors
A catastrophic eruption may not accommodate Kyushu Electric’s five-year removal timeline.
Predicting Volcanoes a Risky Game for Japan’s Reactors
Could Japan Still Revise Comfort Women Statement?
October 09, 2014
Could Japan Still Revise Comfort Women Statement?
Statements from within the ruling LDP suggest that the Kono Statement may not be the final word.
Could Japan Still Revise Comfort Women Statement?
What to Expect from Japan at Beijing APEC Summit
October 09, 2014
What to Expect from Japan at Beijing APEC Summit
Abe’s ambitious goals will require tit-for-tat with three key partners.
What to Expect from Japan at Beijing APEC Summit
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