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Japan’s Maritime Diplomacy Mission in Southeast Asia
August 28, 2017
Japan’s Maritime Diplomacy Mission in Southeast Asia
In light of China’s growing maritime assertiveness, Japan’s imperative to protect its surrounding waters is now even greater.
Japan’s Maritime Diplomacy Mission in Southeast Asia
What's in Japan's Record 2018 Defense Budget Request?
August 28, 2017
What's in Japan's Record 2018 Defense Budget Request?
Japan's defense spending continues to be driven by concerns about North Korea and Chinese maritime activities.
What's in Japan's Record 2018 Defense Budget Request?
Who Is Taro Kono, Japan's New Foreign Minister?
August 25, 2017
Who Is Taro Kono, Japan's New Foreign Minister?
Japan's new top diplomat inherits a complex portfolio.
Who Is Taro Kono, Japan's New Foreign Minister?
China and Japan Holding Maritime Talks to Prevent Maritime Clashes
June 15, 2017
China and Japan Holding Maritime Talks to Prevent Maritime Clashes
Japan wants a “hotline” but China unlikely to moderate its behavior.
China and Japan Holding Maritime Talks to Prevent Maritime Clashes
Will Japan Join China's Belt and Road Initiative?
June 14, 2017
Will Japan Join China's Belt and Road Initiative?
Shinzo Abe expresses cautious interest, but Japan wants potential concerns addressed first.
Will Japan Join China's Belt and Road Initiative?
Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
June 13, 2017
Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
Japan's prime minister isn't nationalistic so much as realistic.
Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
East China Sea: 4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Territorial Sea Near Disputed Islands
May 09, 2017
East China Sea: 4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Territorial Sea Near Disputed Islands
Japan claims this is the 12th incursion by Chinese vessels in the East China Sea to date this year.
East China Sea: 4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Territorial Sea Near Disputed Islands
Japan's Practical Taiwan Policy
April 14, 2017
Japan's Practical Taiwan Policy
What's driving Japan's outreach toward Taiwan?
Japan's Practical Taiwan Policy
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
February 06, 2017
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
Inada reiterates Japan's standing policy to not involve its forces in the South China Sea beyond training missions.
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
East China Sea: Japan Protests As Chinese Coast Guard Vessels Enter Disputed Waters
November 07, 2016
East China Sea: Japan Protests As Chinese Coast Guard Vessels Enter Disputed Waters
Japan says the incursion is the 31st in the East China Sea this year.
East China Sea: Japan Protests As Chinese Coast Guard Vessels Enter Disputed Waters
Next US President's Asia-Pacific Inbox: 8 Issues to Watch in Obama's Final 100 Days
October 19, 2016
Next US President's Asia-Pacific Inbox: 8 Issues to Watch in Obama's Final 100 Days
As Obama enters his last hundred days in office, Asia remains in flux.
Next US President's Asia-Pacific Inbox: 8 Issues to Watch in Obama's Final 100 Days
With Eye on China, North Korea, Japan's Abe Pursues Record Defense Budget
September 01, 2016
With Eye on China, North Korea, Japan's Abe Pursues Record Defense Budget
Abe's government is seeking a record defense budget -- again.
With Eye on China, North Korea, Japan's Abe Pursues Record Defense Budget
Japan: 7 Chinese Coast Guard Ships, 230 Fishing Boats in Disputed East China Sea Waters
August 08, 2016
Japan: 7 Chinese Coast Guard Ships, 230 Fishing Boats in Disputed East China Sea Waters
Chinese Coast Guard accompanied scores of fishermen to the waters around the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Japan: 7 Chinese Coast Guard Ships, 230 Fishing Boats in Disputed East China Sea Waters
That Chinese Frigate in the Senkakus Was a Bad Move for China
June 13, 2016
That Chinese Frigate in the Senkakus Was a Bad Move for China
Is China escalating in the East China Sea, or tipping its hand?
That Chinese Frigate in the Senkakus Was a Bad Move for China
A First: Chinese Naval Vessel Enters Senkaku Contiguous Zone in East China Sea
June 09, 2016
A First: Chinese Naval Vessel Enters Senkaku Contiguous Zone in East China Sea
Previously, China had only sent its coast guard into Japan's territorial sea and contiguous zone.
A First: Chinese Naval Vessel Enters Senkaku Contiguous Zone in East China Sea
Japan's Foreign Minister Cancels Plans to Visit China
February 22, 2016
Japan's Foreign Minister Cancels Plans to Visit China
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is calling off his plans to visit China this spring.
Japan's Foreign Minister Cancels Plans to Visit China
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