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How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
December 23, 2016
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
In this diplomatic sparring match, there was only one winner.
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
Nuke or No Nuke? Japan’s Long Dilemma
October 07, 2016
Nuke or No Nuke? Japan’s Long Dilemma
The discreet temptation for a national nuclear deterrent has persisted for decades.
Nuke or No Nuke? Japan’s Long Dilemma
Japanese Vs. Chinese Exceptionalism
September 28, 2016
Japanese Vs. Chinese Exceptionalism
Japan and China have more in common than they realize -- including their particular strain of nationalism.
Japanese Vs. Chinese Exceptionalism
Mr. Abe Goes to Vladivostok
September 09, 2016
Mr. Abe Goes to Vladivostok
Abe's embrace of Russia marks a radical shift from previous Japanese policy.
Mr. Abe Goes to Vladivostok
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
July 13, 2016
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
The prime minister wins a mandate on further reforms. Can he deliver?
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
Japan and the Panama Papers
April 15, 2016
Japan and the Panama Papers
A deeper insight into Japanese businessmen’s offshore deals.
Japan and the Panama Papers
Japan: Shinzo Abe’s Upcoming Election Test
March 24, 2016
Japan: Shinzo Abe’s Upcoming Election Test
Will Japan’s farmers revolt against the LDP in the July Upper House election?
Japan: Shinzo Abe’s Upcoming Election Test
Japan's Economic Prospects in 2016
February 16, 2016
Japan's Economic Prospects in 2016
Tamim Bayoumi of the PIIE on Japan's economic state and what's next for Abenomics
Japan's Economic Prospects in 2016
The Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal
February 01, 2016
The Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal
Can it last?
The Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal
Taiwan Elections: An Opportunity for Japan?
January 29, 2016
Taiwan Elections: An Opportunity for Japan?
Tsai Ing-wen’s victory was greeted with enthusiasm in Tokyo.
Taiwan Elections: An Opportunity for Japan?
Japan: The Manga Military
January 19, 2016
Japan: The Manga Military
How Japan's "Creative Industrial Complex" is using manga to shape public perceptions.
Japan: The Manga Military
Postwar Semantics in Japan’s Self-Defense Forces
January 13, 2016
Postwar Semantics in Japan’s Self-Defense Forces
What’s in a name? Pride, honor, and history.
Postwar Semantics in Japan’s Self-Defense Forces
Japan and the ‘Maritime Pivot’ to Southeast Asia
December 14, 2015
Japan and the ‘Maritime Pivot’ to Southeast Asia
Given domestic and regional realities, how involved can Japan be in the South China Sea?
Japan and the ‘Maritime Pivot’ to Southeast Asia
Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
December 10, 2015
Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
Abe’s diplomatic successes are being constrained by his ideological leanings.
Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
How Japan Views History
November 30, 2015
How Japan Views History
Japan’s memorials and museums shape national narratives on how to remember the war, honor the dead, and ensure peace.
How Japan Views History
Gauging Japan’s ‘Proactive Contributions to Peace’
October 27, 2015
Gauging Japan’s ‘Proactive Contributions to Peace’
The rhetoric has been strong, but has it been matched by action.
Gauging Japan’s ‘Proactive Contributions to Peace’
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