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Pragmatism Returns to Japan’s North Korea Policy
June 02, 2014
Pragmatism Returns to Japan’s North Korea Policy
Japan and North Korea appear to have just enough leverage for legitimate negotiations.
Pragmatism Returns to Japan’s North Korea Policy
Shangri-La Dialogue: The Aftermath
June 02, 2014
Shangri-La Dialogue: The Aftermath
As China rebuts Hagel and Abe’s remarks, the region waits to see what might be on offer in return for cooperation.
Shangri-La Dialogue: The Aftermath
Abe’s Attempt to Corner China Through Diplomacy
May 30, 2014
Abe’s Attempt to Corner China Through Diplomacy
Japan is reaching out to Southeast Asia and seeking to control the discourse around its new security policy.
Abe’s Attempt to Corner China Through Diplomacy
Japanese-DPRK Agreement on Sanctions and Abductees
May 30, 2014
Japanese-DPRK Agreement on Sanctions and Abductees
Japan agrees to ease North Korean sanctions in return for a renewed investigation into its abducted citizens.
Japanese-DPRK Agreement on Sanctions and Abductees
Abe and Kepco Push Nuclear Restart
May 29, 2014
Abe and Kepco Push Nuclear Restart
The government and nuclear companies maneuver to restart Japan’s reactors, as nearby cities dig in.
Abe and Kepco Push Nuclear Restart
Reshuffling Japan’s Opposition
May 29, 2014
Reshuffling Japan’s Opposition
More parties are splitting and merging, but none seem able to challenge the LDP.
Reshuffling Japan’s Opposition
Is a Russia-Japan Natural Gas Pipeline Next?
May 29, 2014
Is a Russia-Japan Natural Gas Pipeline Next?
A group of Japanese lawmakers are interested in pursuing a $5.9 billion natural gas pipeline project with Russia.
Is a Russia-Japan Natural Gas Pipeline Next?
Japan Pushes for Stronger Ties with Southeast Asia
May 28, 2014
Japan Pushes for Stronger Ties with Southeast Asia
Japan extends economic and military incentives in hopes of rebalancing Southeast Asia.
Japan Pushes for Stronger Ties with Southeast Asia
Business as Usual for Japanese Automakers
May 28, 2014
Business as Usual for Japanese Automakers
Although the recent unrest has had an impact, Thailand is still key to the Japanese supply chain.
Business as Usual for Japanese Automakers
BOJ Hints at Tapering, Emphasizes Reform
May 27, 2014
BOJ Hints at Tapering, Emphasizes Reform
As signs of inflation emerge, some central bank officials want Abe to follow through with structural reforms.
BOJ Hints at Tapering, Emphasizes Reform
Japan-DPRK Summit Scope Remains Limited
May 27, 2014
Japan-DPRK Summit Scope Remains Limited
Japan and North Korea make positive noises, while keeping expectations to a minimum.
Japan-DPRK Summit Scope Remains Limited
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
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