Shinzo Abe Has Visited a Quarter of the World's Countries in 20 Months: Why?
September 11, 2014
Shinzo Abe Has Visited a Quarter of the World's Countries in 20 Months: Why?
Is it mere wanderlust or do Abe's travels have broader significance?
Shinzo Abe Has Visited a Quarter of the World's Countries in 20 Months: Why?
Chances of a TPP Agreement by Year’s End Fading
September 10, 2014
Chances of a TPP Agreement by Year’s End Fading
With little time left, Japan does not appear ready for concessions that would make the TPP viable.
Chances of a TPP Agreement by Year’s End Fading
Japan Takes Large Southern Extension of Continental Shelf
September 10, 2014
Japan Takes Large Southern Extension of Continental Shelf
The new authority to develop seabed resources may lead to further disputes with China.
Japan Takes Large Southern Extension of Continental Shelf
Abe Cabinet Members in Neo-Nazi Photo-Op Fail
September 09, 2014
Abe Cabinet Members in Neo-Nazi Photo-Op Fail
Apparently inadvertent photos of two new right-wing members of the Cabinet could cost Abe key bilateral visits.
Abe Cabinet Members in Neo-Nazi Photo-Op Fail
Abe Trades Investment for Security Council Seat
September 09, 2014
Abe Trades Investment for Security Council Seat
Japan will use a return to the Council as another means to counter China’s regional assertiveness.
Abe Trades Investment for Security Council Seat
Japan's Abe Visits Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
September 08, 2014
Japan's Abe Visits Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with economics and security in mind.
Japan's Abe Visits Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Japan to Begin Decommissioning Old Reactors
September 05, 2014
Japan to Begin Decommissioning Old Reactors
The government looks to save money while restarting new reactors. Weekend nuclear industry links.
Japan to Begin Decommissioning Old Reactors
Bank of Japan Still Optimistic on Recovery
September 05, 2014
Bank of Japan Still Optimistic on Recovery
Governor Kuroda believes a weaker yen could help the Japanese economy.
Bank of Japan Still Optimistic on Recovery
Abenomics: Much Riding on Next Tax Hike
September 04, 2014
Abenomics: Much Riding on Next Tax Hike
Third quarter growth will underwrite the next tax increase, and help keep Abenomics on track.
Abenomics: Much Riding on Next Tax Hike
Japan’s New Cabinet Seeking Regional Cool-Down
September 04, 2014
Japan’s New Cabinet Seeking Regional Cool-Down
Abe is renewing his push for bilateral meetings with regional leaders.
Japan’s New Cabinet Seeking Regional Cool-Down
Pyongyang’s Abductee Report Still Not Ready
September 03, 2014
Pyongyang’s Abductee Report Still Not Ready
North Korea is looking for assurances before deciding on a release date.
Pyongyang’s Abductee Report Still Not Ready
Modi-Abe Summit High on Rhetoric, Lagging in Agreements
September 02, 2014
Modi-Abe Summit High on Rhetoric, Lagging in Agreements
Significant nuclear, rail and diplomatic deals have been “pushed forward,” yet China remains a concern.
Modi-Abe Summit High on Rhetoric, Lagging in Agreements
Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet Reshuffle
September 02, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet Reshuffle
The cabinet members may change, but the far-right ideology will remain the same.
Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet Reshuffle
Japan’s Agriculture Dilemma
September 02, 2014
Japan’s Agriculture Dilemma
Achieving large-scale agriculture is an imperative, yet political opposition is formidable.
Japan’s Agriculture Dilemma
New Abe Government Solidifying
September 01, 2014
New Abe Government Solidifying
Sources are leaking key Cabinet positions in the lead up to Wednesday’s announcement.
New Abe Government Solidifying
New Anti-Hate Speech Laws Could Be Double-Edged Sword
September 01, 2014
New Anti-Hate Speech Laws Could Be Double-Edged Sword
Government attempts to limit anti-Korean rhetoric could be used to silence nuclear protests.
New Anti-Hate Speech Laws Could Be Double-Edged Sword
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