Another Four Years for Abe
December 16, 2014
Another Four Years for Abe
With record low turnout, Sunday's election nonetheless sent some clear messages.
Another Four Years for Abe
Japan’s Back and So Is Nationalism
December 14, 2014
Japan’s Back and So Is Nationalism
Voters head to the polls today, after two years that have seen a revival – of sorts – of nationalism in Japan.
Japan’s Back and So Is Nationalism
Japan: Electoral Landslide With an Ambiguous Mandate
December 13, 2014
Japan: Electoral Landslide With an Ambiguous Mandate
Shinzo Abe is likely to win comfortably this weekend. But what will it mean?
Japan: Electoral Landslide With an Ambiguous Mandate
Shinzo Abe’s Election Gamble
December 04, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s Election Gamble
The snap elections in December have the potential to backfire for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Shinzo Abe’s Election Gamble
Yomiuri Shimbun Apologizes on Comfort Women Issue
December 04, 2014
Yomiuri Shimbun Apologizes on Comfort Women Issue
The right-wing newspaper apologizes for calling WWII sex slaves….sex slaves.
Yomiuri Shimbun Apologizes on Comfort Women Issue
Japan Takes Another Step in Building Marine Force
December 02, 2014
Japan Takes Another Step in Building Marine Force
An announcement that it would be procuring the MV-22 Osprey adds another element to a future amphibious marine force.
Japan Takes Another Step in Building Marine Force
Japan Considers State Financing for Defense Exports
November 28, 2014
Japan Considers State Financing for Defense Exports
The Japanese government will back Japanese firms involved in defense exports with financing.
Japan Considers State Financing for Defense Exports
US-Japan Defense Guidelines Likely to Be Delayed
November 26, 2014
US-Japan Defense Guidelines Likely to Be Delayed
For now, Japan’s domestic political turmoil and economic woes are trumping its regional security challenges.
US-Japan Defense Guidelines Likely to Be Delayed
'Money Politics' in Japan
November 26, 2014
'Money Politics' in Japan
Allegations of financial impropriety have a long and sordid history in Japanese politics.
'Money Politics' in Japan
Why Russia and Japan Are Making Nice
November 24, 2014
Why Russia and Japan Are Making Nice
The two countries have economic and strategic interests in developing relations.
Why Russia and Japan Are Making Nice
Another Election in Tokyo
November 22, 2014
Another Election in Tokyo
The ruling coalition already has a huge majority in the Japanese parliament. So why go to the polls early?
Another Election in Tokyo
It's Official: Japan Will Hold a Snap Election
November 22, 2014
It's Official: Japan Will Hold a Snap Election
Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of Japan's Diet. Japan will head to the polls again on December 14, 2014.
It's Official: Japan Will Hold a Snap Election
Can Japan’s Corporations Kick-Start Recovery?
November 21, 2014
Can Japan’s Corporations Kick-Start Recovery?
Record corporate dividends have not translated into higher wages and a “virtuous economic cycle.”
Can Japan’s Corporations Kick-Start Recovery?
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
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