A Last Ditch Meeting Over Japan’s Abductees
October 28, 2014
A Last Ditch Meeting Over Japan’s Abductees
Without progress in Pyongyang this week, the investigation may derail completely.
A Last Ditch Meeting Over Japan’s Abductees
The Japan-China Defense Hotline’s Growing Importance
October 28, 2014
The Japan-China Defense Hotline’s Growing Importance
The Japan-U.S. defense guidelines update is necessitating dialogue in the East China Sea.
The Japan-China Defense Hotline’s Growing Importance
Japan’s Chances at APEC Summit
October 27, 2014
Japan’s Chances at APEC Summit
How successful will Abe be in meeting with his three big targets at the summit?
Japan’s Chances at APEC Summit
Will Japan Follow Through on its Next Tax Hike?
October 27, 2014
Will Japan Follow Through on its Next Tax Hike?
Declining approval and internal dissent are hindering Abe’s promise of fiscal responsibility.
Will Japan Follow Through on its Next Tax Hike?
A Delay Could Strengthen the U.S.-Japan Defense Guidelines
October 24, 2014
A Delay Could Strengthen the U.S.-Japan Defense Guidelines
Plus new space-based cooperation and maritime drills. A Japan-U.S. defense links roundup.
A Delay Could Strengthen the U.S.-Japan Defense Guidelines
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
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