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Strategic Mercy: The Case for Japanese Hospital Ships
June 07, 2016
Strategic Mercy: The Case for Japanese Hospital Ships
The platform of a hospital ship seems tailor-made for Japan's situation -- yet the country doesn't have one.
Strategic Mercy: The Case for Japanese Hospital Ships
Japan Protests Chinese Construction in East China Sea
June 04, 2016
Japan Protests Chinese Construction in East China Sea
Once again, Japan criticizes China's gas projects in an undemarcated maritime area.
Japan Protests Chinese Construction in East China Sea
Will Islamists Force Japan to Abandon Pacifism?
June 01, 2016
Will Islamists Force Japan to Abandon Pacifism?
Yet another hostage-taking incident in the Middle East is sparking debates in Japan.
Will Islamists Force Japan to Abandon Pacifism?
Prospects for Russia-Japan Rapprochement
May 28, 2016
Prospects for Russia-Japan Rapprochement
How successful was Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent visit to Russia?
Prospects for Russia-Japan Rapprochement
US Military Personnel Arrested in Okinawa—Again
May 23, 2016
US Military Personnel Arrested in Okinawa—Again
A former U.S. marine is arrested for the murder or a 20-year-old woman, sparking protests in Japan.
US Military Personnel Arrested in Okinawa—Again
How China Boosts Japan's Security Role in Southeast Asia
May 16, 2016
How China Boosts Japan's Security Role in Southeast Asia
China's claims to the South China Sea are accelerating a trend of growing security cooperation between Japan and ASEAN.
How China Boosts Japan's Security Role in Southeast Asia
What to Expect From Obama's Hiroshima Visit
May 11, 2016
What to Expect From Obama's Hiroshima Visit
Japan will need to be careful not to let Obama's visit overshadow the G7 Summit.
What to Expect From Obama's Hiroshima Visit
Obama to Make Historic Visit to Hiroshima
May 10, 2016
Obama to Make Historic Visit to Hiroshima
Both domestic and international audiences will be watching the visit for an apology.
Obama to Make Historic Visit to Hiroshima
Taiwan, Japan to Seek Bilateral Talks on Fishing Spat
May 10, 2016
Taiwan, Japan to Seek Bilateral Talks on Fishing Spat
After sending Coast Guard vessels to conduct competing patrols near Okinotori Island, the two sides are ready to talk.
Taiwan, Japan to Seek Bilateral Talks on Fishing Spat
Donald Trump: A Reality Check for the US-Japan Alliance
May 07, 2016
Donald Trump: A Reality Check for the US-Japan Alliance
Trump's rhetoric about the alliance is a good antidote to complacency.
Donald Trump: A Reality Check for the US-Japan Alliance
Tokyo-Tehran Ties and the US-Japan Alliance
May 04, 2016
Tokyo-Tehran Ties and the US-Japan Alliance
U.S. and Japanese interests are showing signs of divergence.
Tokyo-Tehran Ties and the US-Japan Alliance
What Japan Can Learn From Australia’s Submarine Decision
April 29, 2016
What Japan Can Learn From Australia’s Submarine Decision
If Japan's next overseas defense bid is to succeed, Tokyo needs to make some changes.
What Japan Can Learn From Australia’s Submarine Decision
Fearing Encroachment, Japan to Increase Investment on Far-Flung Islands
April 23, 2016
Fearing Encroachment, Japan to Increase Investment on Far-Flung Islands
Japan wants to encourage islanders to stay put -- but is that in their best interests?
Fearing Encroachment, Japan to Increase Investment on Far-Flung Islands
Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law
April 20, 2016
Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law
PM Shinzo Abe is maintaining a double standard on democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
April 19, 2016
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
The focus on Kerry in Hiroshima overshadowed a major foreign policy "win" for Japan.
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
Why Japan's Rokkasho Nuclear Reprocessing Plant Lives On
April 18, 2016
Why Japan's Rokkasho Nuclear Reprocessing Plant Lives On
The central and local governments are too invested in Rokkasho to give up on the project.
Why Japan's Rokkasho Nuclear Reprocessing Plant Lives On
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