Kidnapped 'Mercenary' in Syria Poses Problem For Japan
August 20, 2014
Kidnapped 'Mercenary' in Syria Poses Problem For Japan
Haruna Yukawa’s involvement in illicit activities will complicate negotiations for his release.
Kidnapped 'Mercenary' in Syria Poses Problem For Japan
Abe May Issue “Guarantees” for Nuclear Plants
August 20, 2014
Abe May Issue “Guarantees” for Nuclear Plants
A legal restart is complicated by the government’s own guidelines, popular sentiment and poor cleanup.
Abe May Issue “Guarantees” for Nuclear Plants
Japan’s Military Trade Set to Increase
August 20, 2014
Japan’s Military Trade Set to Increase
Larger trade, investment in R&D, and military training point toward a shrinking timeframe for normalization.
Japan’s Military Trade Set to Increase
Fukushima Facing a Long Road to Recovery
August 19, 2014
Fukushima Facing a Long Road to Recovery
As residents move back and food exports resume, the long-term stigma will be difficult to overcome.
Fukushima Facing a Long Road to Recovery
The New Face of Japan’s Leadership
August 18, 2014
The New Face of Japan’s Leadership
A Cabinet of new ministers could make holding course difficult on Abe’s flagship policies.
The New Face of Japan’s Leadership
Modi Set to Visit Abe in Japan On Aug 31
August 18, 2014
Modi Set to Visit Abe in Japan On Aug 31
This first state visit will highlight how closely the two leaders can cooperate on trade and defense deals.
Modi Set to Visit Abe in Japan On Aug 31
As Radioactive Water Accumulates, TEPCO Eyes Pacific Ocean As Dumping Ground
August 17, 2014
As Radioactive Water Accumulates, TEPCO Eyes Pacific Ocean As Dumping Ground
TEPCO is running out of space to store contaminated water.
As Radioactive Water Accumulates, TEPCO Eyes Pacific Ocean As Dumping Ground
Could Okinawa Influence Abe’s New Cabinet?
August 15, 2014
Could Okinawa Influence Abe’s New Cabinet?
Protests and an anti-base governor could distract from Abe’s core policies this fall.
Could Okinawa Influence Abe’s New Cabinet?
Pyongyang’s New Demands Could Derail Japanese Abductee Negotiations
August 15, 2014
Pyongyang’s New Demands Could Derail Japanese Abductee Negotiations
New requests for aid could raise the costs of Japan’s continued cooperation with the Hermit Kingdom.
Pyongyang’s New Demands Could Derail Japanese Abductee Negotiations
Abe: A Shrewd Cabinet Shuffle?
August 14, 2014
Abe: A Shrewd Cabinet Shuffle?
While maintaining course on policy, Abe is attempting to retain power and possibly deflect public dissatisfaction.
Abe: A Shrewd Cabinet Shuffle?
Yasukuni’s Relevance to Japan, and the Region
August 14, 2014
Yasukuni’s Relevance to Japan, and the Region
Regular visits by officials not only anger Japan’s neighbors, but can erode the separation of church and state.
Yasukuni’s Relevance to Japan, and the Region
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
August 13, 2014
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
The Japanese government is pursuing a comprehensive plan to exert control over its far-flung islands.
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
Putin Sends Mixed Messages to US and Japan
August 13, 2014
Putin Sends Mixed Messages to US and Japan
Moscow is drawing a line in the sand in Ukraine, while putting negotiations with Tokyo on ice.
Putin Sends Mixed Messages to US and Japan
Yasukuni May Be Out, But Does a Meeting With Abe Help Xi?
August 12, 2014
Yasukuni May Be Out, But Does a Meeting With Abe Help Xi?
Even if Abe doesn’t visit, Xi will have to decide how much a summit will cost him at home.
Yasukuni May Be Out, But Does a Meeting With Abe Help Xi?
ASEAN Forum Decries North Korea’s Weapons, While Tokyo and Pyongyang Speak
August 11, 2014
ASEAN Forum Decries North Korea’s Weapons, While Tokyo and Pyongyang Speak
Japan took advantage of a rare opportunity to speak with Pyongyang’s foreign minister.
ASEAN Forum Decries North Korea’s Weapons, While Tokyo and Pyongyang Speak
Japan Wants Talks With China in Myanmar
August 08, 2014
Japan Wants Talks With China in Myanmar
Japan is lobbying for a high-level visit this weekend despite a lack of concessions.
Japan Wants Talks With China in Myanmar
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