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Japan Nuclear Regulator Leaning Toward Restarts
June 11, 2014
Japan Nuclear Regulator Leaning Toward Restarts
Changes to the Nuclear Regulatory Authority could speed up the industry’s inspection process.
Japan Nuclear Regulator Leaning Toward Restarts
Japanese Retailers Buck Deflation
June 11, 2014
Japanese Retailers Buck Deflation
Record profits and price increases show companies are hopeful consumers will boost inflation.
Japanese Retailers Buck Deflation
New Komeito Fighting Back on Collective Self-Defense
June 10, 2014
New Komeito Fighting Back on Collective Self-Defense
Japan’s ruling coalition appears no closer to Cabinet approval than when talks started last month.
New Komeito Fighting Back on Collective Self-Defense
Abenomics Structural Reform ‘Arrow’ Faltering
June 10, 2014
Abenomics Structural Reform ‘Arrow’ Faltering
Abe’s proposed population and agricultural reforms lack the systemic change needed to solve entrenched problems.
Abenomics Structural Reform ‘Arrow’ Faltering
Japan’s Corporate Tax Cut May Disappoint
June 09, 2014
Japan’s Corporate Tax Cut May Disappoint
Abe floats some details of his upcoming economic restructuring, with signs the measures may fall short of expectations.
Japan’s Corporate Tax Cut May Disappoint
New ASEAN Anti-Cyber Skills Aimed at China
June 09, 2014
New ASEAN Anti-Cyber Skills Aimed at China
Japan and the U.S. are using ASEAN to further crack down on Chinese cybercrimes.
New ASEAN Anti-Cyber Skills Aimed at China
Are Cooler Heads Prevailing in the East China Sea?
June 06, 2014
Are Cooler Heads Prevailing in the East China Sea?
China and Japan appear motivated to find common ground after last weekend’s fireworks.
Are Cooler Heads Prevailing in the East China Sea?
Japan’s G7 Agenda
June 06, 2014
Japan’s G7 Agenda
Abe has used the forum to smooth ties with Russia, and possibly open a dialogue with China.
Japan’s G7 Agenda
Abe Off to Pyongyang?
June 05, 2014
Abe Off to Pyongyang?
News of a potential trip suggests that more than aid for abductees may have been negotiated in Stockholm.
Abe Off to Pyongyang?
Japanese Opposition Continues to Fracture
June 05, 2014
Japanese Opposition Continues to Fracture
Can Japan’s small, fractured opposition find the ability to coordinate on hot-button issues?
Japanese Opposition Continues to Fracture
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
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