The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
July 23, 2014
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
The farm sector’s influence is on the wane in Japan, although you wouldn’t know it from the TPP talks.
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
The Japan-Mongolia FTA Is About Cars, Minerals and Abductees
July 23, 2014
The Japan-Mongolia FTA Is About Cars, Minerals and Abductees
Comparative advantages and Mongolian diplomatic ties with the DPRK are key factors.
The Japan-Mongolia FTA Is About Cars, Minerals and Abductees
Japanese Supreme Court Rules Against Foreign Residents on Welfare
July 23, 2014
Japanese Supreme Court Rules Against Foreign Residents on Welfare
Last week’s ruling puts Japan’s foreign nationals and its welfare system under the microscope.
Japanese Supreme Court Rules Against Foreign Residents on Welfare
Corporate Japan’s Best Chance for Survival: Abroad
July 18, 2014
Corporate Japan’s Best Chance for Survival: Abroad
With dim long-term growth prospects at home, companies innovate overseas.
Corporate Japan’s Best Chance for Survival: Abroad
MH17’s Implications for Russia-Japan Rapprochement
July 18, 2014
MH17’s Implications for Russia-Japan Rapprochement
Japan doesn’t need Russian energy as much as its U.S. alliance, but further sanctions would hurt.
MH17’s Implications for Russia-Japan Rapprochement
Bilateral Talks Show Where Northeast Asian Leverage Lies
July 17, 2014
Bilateral Talks Show Where Northeast Asian Leverage Lies
Talks show that Japan has created an interesting, if short-term window of opportunity.
Bilateral Talks Show Where Northeast Asian Leverage Lies
Abe’s Latin America Tour Focused on Trade and China
July 17, 2014
Abe’s Latin America Tour Focused on Trade and China
Just after Xi’s South America visit, Abe will seek to shore up Japanese support and influence.
Abe’s Latin America Tour Focused on Trade and China
The First Steps of Japan’s Nuclear Restart
July 16, 2014
The First Steps of Japan’s Nuclear Restart
With regulatory approval imminent, the public has one month to voice concerns and shape the outcome.
The First Steps of Japan’s Nuclear Restart
Japan: De Facto Approval of Collective Self-Defense
July 16, 2014
Japan: De Facto Approval of Collective Self-Defense
Referencing its U.S. alliance at every step, the LDP sees no reason to pull back on normalization.
Japan: De Facto Approval of Collective Self-Defense
A Top-Down Approach to Changing Japan’s Leadership Structure
July 15, 2014
A Top-Down Approach to Changing Japan’s Leadership Structure
Recent trends show that Abe will have a difficult time bringing new voices into Japan’s culture of leadership.
A Top-Down Approach to Changing Japan’s Leadership Structure
Japan Sweats Its Energy Grid
July 15, 2014
Japan Sweats Its Energy Grid
A grid built around nuclear power is destined to be perpetually pushed to its limit.
Japan Sweats Its Energy Grid
Japan’s Persistent Labor Shortage
July 14, 2014
Japan’s Persistent Labor Shortage
An inflexible labor market, immigration and low fertility form the Japanese labor shortage trifecta.
Japan’s Persistent Labor Shortage
Abenomics’ Structural Reform Problem
July 11, 2014
Abenomics’ Structural Reform Problem
Abe’s economic policies still provide short-term relief, but are they a long-term solution?
Abenomics’ Structural Reform Problem
Explosive Map Could Nudge Japan’s Public Toward Normalization
July 10, 2014
Explosive Map Could Nudge Japan’s Public Toward Normalization
China’s attempts to shore up support could backfire and drive the Japanese in favor of collective self-defense.
Explosive Map Could Nudge Japan’s Public Toward Normalization
Can Abe Bolster Role of Women in Workforce?
July 09, 2014
Can Abe Bolster Role of Women in Workforce?
Abe’s ‘female focused’ Davos attempts to change employment trends and women’s view of the LDP.
Can Abe Bolster Role of Women in Workforce?
Imbalance Drives the Sino-Japan Split
July 09, 2014
Imbalance Drives the Sino-Japan Split
Militarism could exacerbate problems already emerging in their drifting economic ties.
Imbalance Drives the Sino-Japan Split
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