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2nd Strong Earthquake Shakes Japan in 2 Days
April 16, 2016
2nd Strong Earthquake Shakes Japan in 2 Days
Japan's southernmost main island Kyushu was hit Thursday with a 6.2 magnitude quake, and Saturday morning with a 7.0
2nd Strong Earthquake Shakes Japan in 2 Days
Japan-Ukraine Relations: Untapped Potential
April 14, 2016
Japan-Ukraine Relations: Untapped Potential
With shared interests and experiences, Japan-Ukraine relations should be booming. Why aren't they?
Japan-Ukraine Relations: Untapped Potential
Kerry Becomes First US Secretary to Visit Hiroshima
April 12, 2016
Kerry Becomes First US Secretary to Visit Hiroshima
Kerry's trip, made with the other G7 foreign minsters, could pave the way for a visit by Obama in May.
Kerry Becomes First US Secretary to Visit Hiroshima
Japan's Nuclear Weapons Conundrum
April 06, 2016
Japan's Nuclear Weapons Conundrum
Even while Japan pushes for a world free of nuclear weapons, it recognizes the importance of a nuclear deterrence.
Japan's Nuclear Weapons Conundrum
Japan's Regional Relationships, as Revealed at the Nuclear Security Summit
April 02, 2016
Japan's Regional Relationships, as Revealed at the Nuclear Security Summit
Japan's Foreign Ministry spokesperson on ties with South Korea, China, and the United States.
Japan's Regional Relationships, as Revealed at the Nuclear Security Summit
Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New
March 30, 2016
Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New
The new Democratic Party looks a lot like its primary predecessor, the Democratic Party of Japan.
Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New
Split, Merge, and Lose? The Future of Party Politics in Japan
March 25, 2016
Split, Merge, and Lose? The Future of Party Politics in Japan
An opposition merger is a symptom of a deeper problem with Japanese party politics.
Split, Merge, and Lose? The Future of Party Politics in Japan
Japan: Why the TPP Bill Will Pass the Diet
March 19, 2016
Japan: Why the TPP Bill Will Pass the Diet
Despite opposition efforts, here is why the bill will pass through parliament.
Japan: Why the TPP Bill Will Pass the Diet
Japan: How Energy Security Shapes Foreign Policy
March 16, 2016
Japan: How Energy Security Shapes Foreign Policy
Jane Nakano on Japan's energy policy and its approach to the Middle East, Russia, and the South China Sea.
Japan: How Energy Security Shapes Foreign Policy
Japan's Evolving Role in the UN
March 15, 2016
Japan's Evolving Role in the UN
Can Japan continue to be a "peace enabler" in the United Nations?
Japan's Evolving Role in the UN
Japan's Flawed Nuclear Policy
March 14, 2016
Japan's Flawed Nuclear Policy
The most obvious flaw in Japan's nuclear policy -- reprocessing nuclear waste -- receives the least attention.
Japan's Flawed Nuclear Policy
Tokyo, Okinawa Avoid Court Battle Over Futenma Base Issue
March 11, 2016
Tokyo, Okinawa Avoid Court Battle Over Futenma Base Issue
In the latest twist in the Futenma relocation saga, Tokyo and Okinawa have shelved their court cases.
Tokyo, Okinawa Avoid Court Battle Over Futenma Base Issue
Why Japan's Defense Deal With the Philippines Is Unique
March 10, 2016
Why Japan's Defense Deal With the Philippines Is Unique
The new deal with the Philippines has different motivations than Japan's defense agreements with other states.
Why Japan's Defense Deal With the Philippines Is Unique
How Japan and Russia Cooperate in the Arctic
March 10, 2016
How Japan and Russia Cooperate in the Arctic
Japan is counting on Russian help to gain access to the Arctic's energy reserves.
How Japan and Russia Cooperate in the Arctic
Will Taiwan's 'Comfort Women' Get an Apology From Japan?
March 04, 2016
Will Taiwan's 'Comfort Women' Get an Apology From Japan?
After reaching a deal with South Korea over the "comfort women" issue, will Japan ignore Taiwanese victims?
Will Taiwan's 'Comfort Women' Get an Apology From Japan?
What One North Korean Abduction Might Mean for US-Japan Relations
March 04, 2016
What One North Korean Abduction Might Mean for US-Japan Relations
If a U.S. citizen is found to have been abducted by North Korea, it could highlight an issue that has long bedeviled Japan.
What One North Korean Abduction Might Mean for US-Japan Relations
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