Japan-China Relations at a Crossroads
July 22, 2016
Japan-China Relations at a Crossroads
Asia’s two biggest economic powers continue to struggle to find common ground.
Japan-China Relations at a Crossroads
Japan and the West’s Crisis of Confidence
July 19, 2016
Japan and the West’s Crisis of Confidence
Japan has largely escaped the wave of turmoil gripping the West. Can it take advantage of the chance to lead?
Japan and the West’s Crisis of Confidence
Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms
July 15, 2016
Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms
Emperor Akihito might want to abdicate, but other factors might prevent his wishes from coming to fruition.
Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
July 14, 2016
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
A 2012 proposal for amending Japan's post-war constitution offers some guidance.
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways
July 12, 2016
A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways
What the results of Japan's Upper House elections tells us about the state of Japanese politics.
A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
July 11, 2016
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
The latest election affirms Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political dominance in Japan.
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
After Dhaka Attack Claims 7 Japanese Lives, Tokyo Steps up Counterterrorism
July 08, 2016
After Dhaka Attack Claims 7 Japanese Lives, Tokyo Steps up Counterterrorism
Japan's response, as usual, will involve foreign aid and assistance, rather than deploying military assets.
After Dhaka Attack Claims 7 Japanese Lives, Tokyo Steps up Counterterrorism
Shinzo Abe’s Developed Country Diplomacy
July 08, 2016
Shinzo Abe’s Developed Country Diplomacy
The Japanese prime minister has had his achievements, and some misfires.
Shinzo Abe’s Developed Country Diplomacy
Brexit: The Consequences for Japan
July 08, 2016
Brexit: The Consequences for Japan
Japan's deepening political, economic, and security ties with the U.K. now seem less consequential.
Brexit: The Consequences for Japan
Abenomics Is Failing. So Why Is Abe Poised to Win Big in Japan's Elections?
July 05, 2016
Abenomics Is Failing. So Why Is Abe Poised to Win Big in Japan's Elections?
Despite little economic progress, Japan will vote for the status quo on July 10.
Abenomics Is Failing. So Why Is Abe Poised to Win Big in Japan's Elections?
What Does Japan See in Zimbabwe?
July 01, 2016
What Does Japan See in Zimbabwe?
The strategic rationale behind Tokyo's outreach to Harare.
What Does Japan See in Zimbabwe?
What Sort of Defense Build-Up Does Japan Really Need?
June 30, 2016
What Sort of Defense Build-Up Does Japan Really Need?
Amid rising tensions in Northeast Asia, what should Japan's defense priorities be?
What Sort of Defense Build-Up Does Japan Really Need?
What Does Brexit Mean for Abenomics in Japan?
June 28, 2016
What Does Brexit Mean for Abenomics in Japan?
The economic and political fallout from the UK referendum.
What Does Brexit Mean for Abenomics in Japan?
After Murder, Mass Protests in Okinawa Against US Bases
June 22, 2016
After Murder, Mass Protests in Okinawa Against US Bases
Tens of thousands of demonstrators attended the anti-U.S. military rally in Okinawa.
After Murder, Mass Protests in Okinawa Against US Bases
Abe and the Bureacracy: Tightening the Reins
June 16, 2016
Abe and the Bureacracy: Tightening the Reins
No other prime minister has held a tighter rein over Japan’s once-mighty bureaucracy. The change will outlast Abe.
Abe and the Bureacracy: Tightening the Reins
China: Pushing the Envelope in the East China Sea?
June 10, 2016
China: Pushing the Envelope in the East China Sea?
How the U.S. and Japan can respond to China's recent moves in the East China Sea.
China: Pushing the Envelope in the East China Sea?
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