Japan's Xenophobia Problem
July 24, 2015
Japan's Xenophobia Problem
Despite recent efforts, hate speech and racial discrimination continues to plague Japan.
Japan's Xenophobia Problem
Great Expectations During Japan Military Chief's US Visit
July 24, 2015
Great Expectations During Japan Military Chief's US Visit
Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano got the red-carpet treatment during his visit to the U.S.
Great Expectations During Japan Military Chief's US Visit
Demonstrating for Peace in Japan
July 21, 2015
Demonstrating for Peace in Japan
Protests over security legislation suggest that perhaps Japanese don’t want their country to be “normal.”
Demonstrating for Peace in Japan
Japanese Company Apologizes for Forced Labor During World War II
July 21, 2015
Japanese Company Apologizes for Forced Labor During World War II
Mitsubishi formally apologizes to U.S. POWs forced to work for the company during World War II.
Japanese Company Apologizes for Forced Labor During World War II
Japan's New Security Legislation: A Missed Opportunity
July 16, 2015
Japan's New Security Legislation: A Missed Opportunity
By focusing solely on constitutionality, Japan missed the opportunity for a frank debate on its actual security policy.
Japan's New Security Legislation: A Missed Opportunity
Britain’s Approach to Japan and East Asia
July 13, 2015
Britain’s Approach to Japan and East Asia
The U.K. should respond cautiously to calls for stronger ties with Japan.
Britain’s Approach to Japan and East Asia
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
July 10, 2015
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
With the 60-day rule, the Diet juggles technicalities and the LDP presses forward its bill reinterpreting Article 9.
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
Is Japan's LDP Beginning to Get Serious About Reigning In Public Debt?
July 07, 2015
Is Japan's LDP Beginning to Get Serious About Reigning In Public Debt?
For Abe, security reforms and TPP-related legislation may trump the annual budget.
Is Japan's LDP Beginning to Get Serious About Reigning In Public Debt?
Reconciliation or Revisionism?: What (Not) to Expect From Shinzo Abe
July 06, 2015
Reconciliation or Revisionism?: What (Not) to Expect From Shinzo Abe
Will Abe provoke controversy in his upcoming statement on the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII?
Reconciliation or Revisionism?: What (Not) to Expect From Shinzo Abe
Can Japan Have an Economic Grand Strategy Beyond the TPP?
July 05, 2015
Can Japan Have an Economic Grand Strategy Beyond the TPP?
Can Tokyo provide economic leadership in a rapidly changing region?
Can Japan Have an Economic Grand Strategy Beyond the TPP?
Abe and Putin May Meet in November
June 30, 2015
Abe and Putin May Meet in November
Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin will plan to meet on the sidelines of international summits in November 2015.
Abe and Putin May Meet in November
Abe’s Okinawa Problem
June 24, 2015
Abe’s Okinawa Problem
The deadlock between Tokyo and Okinawa is a vulnerability for the U.S.-Japan alliance writ large.
Abe’s Okinawa Problem
Do Shinzo Abe’s Defense Initiatives Matter?
June 23, 2015
Do Shinzo Abe’s Defense Initiatives Matter?
How Japan’s new civil-military relations change its security posture and policy.
Do Shinzo Abe’s Defense Initiatives Matter?
Japan: Controversy Over the National Anthem
June 22, 2015
Japan: Controversy Over the National Anthem
Educators and bureaucrats take their fight over the national anthem to court.
Japan: Controversy Over the National Anthem
Japan's Defense Reforms and Shinzo Abe's Image Problem
June 16, 2015
Japan's Defense Reforms and Shinzo Abe's Image Problem
Japan's prime minister has an image problem -- and it stems from his signature national security legislation.
Japan's Defense Reforms and Shinzo Abe's Image Problem
Japan and China: 'Intimate Rivals'
June 15, 2015
Japan and China: 'Intimate Rivals'
An interview with Sheila Smith, author of Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China.
Japan and China: 'Intimate Rivals'
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