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Near Collision Shows Changing East China Sea Security Environment
May 26, 2014
Near Collision Shows Changing East China Sea Security Environment
A near mid-air collision, and Obama’s new limited foreign policy, test Japanese defense policies.
Near Collision Shows Changing East China Sea Security Environment
Why the U.S. Should Welcome Japan’s ‘Spear’ Capability
May 26, 2014
Why the U.S. Should Welcome Japan’s ‘Spear’ Capability
Despite slightly diverging views, Japan and the U.S. are capable of strengthening regional security.
Why the U.S. Should Welcome Japan’s ‘Spear’ Capability
LDP Sets Stage for Next Collective Self-Defense Talks
May 26, 2014
LDP Sets Stage for Next Collective Self-Defense Talks
Japan’s coalition partners are looking to iron out their differences over ‘grey-zone issues’ this week.
LDP Sets Stage for Next Collective Self-Defense Talks
A New Holiday for Overworked Japanese
May 23, 2014
A New Holiday for Overworked Japanese
Mountain Day is intended to ease the problem of Japanese overwork, but the issue is bigger than that.
A New Holiday for Overworked Japanese
TEPCO’s Desperate Search for Profit
May 23, 2014
TEPCO’s Desperate Search for Profit
With energy market liberalization looming, TEPCO searches for new markets and customers.
TEPCO’s Desperate Search for Profit
Abe’s Potential Latin America Charm Offensive
May 22, 2014
Abe’s Potential Latin America Charm Offensive
The prospect of an upcoming tour this summer will see Japan attempt to increase its security profile.
Abe’s Potential Latin America Charm Offensive
New Komeito Stalls on Collective Self-Defense
May 22, 2014
New Komeito Stalls on Collective Self-Defense
While Japan’s coalition partners argue over the agenda, Abe announces a new Cabinet position to push the issue in the Diet.
New Komeito Stalls on Collective Self-Defense
Statements Fan “Abenomics” Expectations
May 21, 2014
Statements Fan “Abenomics” Expectations
With a little time before Japan announces its latest economic reforms, Abe is stoking expectation.
Statements Fan “Abenomics” Expectations
Japan’s Economy Faces Uncertain Summer
May 21, 2014
Japan’s Economy Faces Uncertain Summer
With further negative reports from Japan’s nuclear sector, the economy could stumble before “structural reforms” even begin.
Japan’s Economy Faces Uncertain Summer
Japan-North Korea Negotiations to Resume
May 20, 2014
Japan-North Korea Negotiations to Resume
Despite intense rhetoric, there is space for tactical concessions and further detente.
Japan-North Korea Negotiations to Resume
Japan to Build Defense Camps Near Disputed Islands
May 20, 2014
Japan to Build Defense Camps Near Disputed Islands
GSDF camps are to be built on three islands near the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands to handle “remote island attacks.”
Japan to Build Defense Camps Near Disputed Islands
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