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The Iran Deal and the US-Japan Alliance
March 01, 2016
The Iran Deal and the US-Japan Alliance
The deal has removed a thorn in the side of the U.S.-Japan relationship.
The Iran Deal and the US-Japan Alliance
3 TEPCO Execs To Face Trial for Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
March 01, 2016
3 TEPCO Execs To Face Trial for Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Nearly five years after the Fukushima meltdown, three executives have been indicted for the disaster.
3 TEPCO Execs To Face Trial for Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
It's Official: Japan's Population Is Still Declining
February 27, 2016
It's Official: Japan's Population Is Still Declining
Since 2010, nearly one million Japanese have vanished. How can the government stop population decline?
It's Official: Japan's Population Is Still Declining
The Invisible Achilles' Heel in Japan's Defense Plan
February 27, 2016
The Invisible Achilles' Heel in Japan's Defense Plan
Even as it invests in more equipment, Japan needs to do more to take care of its Self Defense personnel.
The Invisible Achilles' Heel in Japan's Defense Plan
Japan Moves (Slowly) Toward Electoral Reform
February 26, 2016
Japan Moves (Slowly) Toward Electoral Reform
Prime Minister Abe has pushed forward the timetable for reform, but critics say his plan doesn't go far enough.
Japan Moves (Slowly) Toward Electoral Reform
Can Japan's Opposition Unite to Dethrone the LDP?
February 26, 2016
Can Japan's Opposition Unite to Dethrone the LDP?
By-elections in April will be a testing ground for major opposition parties' election strategy.
Can Japan's Opposition Unite to Dethrone the LDP?
Tokyo and the Night of the Firewind
February 24, 2016
Tokyo and the Night of the Firewind
The night of March 9-10, 1945 brought unimaginable destruction on the Japanese capital.
Tokyo and the Night of the Firewind
Japan Unveils Unilateral Sanctions on North Korea
February 12, 2016
Japan Unveils Unilateral Sanctions on North Korea
Japan is sending a signal, even though its sanctions are likely to have a limited effect at best.
Japan Unveils Unilateral Sanctions on North Korea
Japan's Emperor Visits the Philippines: Major Takeaways
February 06, 2016
Japan's Emperor Visits the Philippines: Major Takeaways
Emperor Akihito's time in the Philippines was as much about the past as the future.
Japan's Emperor Visits the Philippines: Major Takeaways
What to Make of Japan's New Negative Interest Rate
February 03, 2016
What to Make of Japan's New Negative Interest Rate
The economic (and political) factors behind the Bank of Japan's decision
What to Make of Japan's New Negative Interest Rate
Japan's 'TPP Chief' Resigns Over Corruption Scandal
January 29, 2016
Japan's 'TPP Chief' Resigns Over Corruption Scandal
Economic Revitalization Minister Akira Amari resigns from the Cabinet over a cash-for-favors bribery scandal,
Japan's 'TPP Chief' Resigns Over Corruption Scandal
In Okinawa, a Phantom Victory for the Abe Administration
January 28, 2016
In Okinawa, a Phantom Victory for the Abe Administration
The recent mayoral election in Okinawa is a step forward for Tokyo, but challenges still remain on the Futenma issue.
In Okinawa, a Phantom Victory for the Abe Administration
Supporters of Okinawa Base Relocation Plan Claim a Win in Local Elections
January 26, 2016
Supporters of Okinawa Base Relocation Plan Claim a Win in Local Elections
Tokyo's favored candidate won reelection as Ginowan's mayor, providing a boost for the relocation of a U.S. base.
Supporters of Okinawa Base Relocation Plan Claim a Win in Local Elections
Japan's MSDF Will Help Guard Disputed Islands From Chinese Warships
January 14, 2016
Japan's MSDF Will Help Guard Disputed Islands From Chinese Warships
Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force will now respond when Chinese vessels enter the Senkakus' territorial waters.
Japan's MSDF Will Help Guard Disputed Islands From Chinese Warships
2015: Japan's Year in Review
January 09, 2016
2015: Japan's Year in Review
Looking back at 2015 and ahead to 2016 for Japan and PM Shinzo Abe.
2015: Japan's Year in Review
North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan
January 07, 2016
North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan
The latest nuclear test underscores the challenges of Japan's relationship with North Korea.
North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan
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