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
Okinawa’s Election Fallout for the US-Japan Alliance
November 18, 2014
Okinawa’s Election Fallout for the US-Japan Alliance
An inability to reach a settlement could have implications for the effectiveness of allied forces in the region.
Okinawa’s Election Fallout for the US-Japan Alliance
Signs of Sino-Japanese Détente Despite New US-Japan Defense Guidelines?
November 18, 2014
Signs of Sino-Japanese Détente Despite New US-Japan Defense Guidelines?
Both sides seem to be trying to defuse tensions, if not actually addressing the underlying causes.
Signs of Sino-Japanese Détente Despite New US-Japan Defense Guidelines?
Japan’s G20 Scorecard
November 17, 2014
Japan’s G20 Scorecard
Japanese officials conduct a full-court press on the last leg of their multilateral tour.
Japan’s G20 Scorecard
Recession Returns to Japan
November 17, 2014
Recession Returns to Japan
Monday’s dismal figures put Japan on track for elections and a further tax delay.
Recession Returns to Japan
Abe’s Okinawa Setback
November 16, 2014
Abe’s Okinawa Setback
Local elections in Okinawa deal another blow to the prime minister's agenda.
Abe’s Okinawa Setback
Abe’s Tax Increase Gamble
November 14, 2014
Abe’s Tax Increase Gamble
As opposition to the tax builds, Japan must find a way to support its bold economic moves.
Abe’s Tax Increase Gamble
The Australia-Japan Submarine Deal Gets Complicated
November 13, 2014
The Australia-Japan Submarine Deal Gets Complicated
Plus Japan seeks further trilateral integration with the U.S. Thursday Japanese defense links.
The Australia-Japan Submarine Deal Gets Complicated
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
November 13, 2014
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
A December election would be an Abenomics referendum, and an open door to a stronger military.
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
Could Abe Call a Snap Election?
November 11, 2014
Could Abe Call a Snap Election?
An attempt to justify a change in course over the tax hike could backfire for the prime minister.
Could Abe Call a Snap Election?
The Ukrainian Divide in Russo-Japanese Rapprochement
November 11, 2014
The Ukrainian Divide in Russo-Japanese Rapprochement
Despite a cordial APEC meeting, Putin and Abe cannot afford to make real progress.
The Ukrainian Divide in Russo-Japanese Rapprochement
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