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Imperatives Trump Shangri-La Rhetoric
June 04, 2014
Imperatives Trump Shangri-La Rhetoric
As regional tension dissipates, the strategic imperatives of the Shangri-La Dialogue countries reemerge.
Imperatives Trump Shangri-La Rhetoric
Japanese Arms-Trade for Domestic Consumption
June 04, 2014
Japanese Arms-Trade for Domestic Consumption
Japan may use the prospect of large arms deals with Australia to influence public sentiment over military normalization.
Japanese Arms-Trade for Domestic Consumption
Vietnam’s Role in Japan’s Southeast Asia Strategy
June 04, 2014
Vietnam’s Role in Japan’s Southeast Asia Strategy
Japan is calibrating its cooperation with Vietnam in order to support Abe’s larger agenda.
Vietnam’s Role in Japan’s Southeast Asia Strategy
Thai Consequences of Japanese Diversification
June 03, 2014
Thai Consequences of Japanese Diversification
New Japanese partnerships show a desire to diversify and limit risk in Southeast Asia.
Thai Consequences of Japanese Diversification
Expectation Feeds Abenomics
June 02, 2014
Expectation Feeds Abenomics
Government hints and investor speculation are fueling anticipation surrounding structural reform.
Expectation Feeds Abenomics
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
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