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The US-India-Japan Trilateral: Economic Foundation for a Grand Strategy
February 04, 2017
The US-India-Japan Trilateral: Economic Foundation for a Grand Strategy
What happens when the world’s oldest, largest, and most responsible democracies meet?
The US-India-Japan Trilateral: Economic Foundation for a Grand Strategy
The 'Final and Irreversible' 2015 Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal Unravels
January 09, 2017
The 'Final and Irreversible' 2015 Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal Unravels
Despite a 2015 deal, the "comfort women" dispute between Japan and South Korea continues to have salience for bilateral ties.
The 'Final and Irreversible' 2015 Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal Unravels
What Will a Kuril Islands Deal Between Russia and Japan Take?
November 07, 2016
What Will a Kuril Islands Deal Between Russia and Japan Take?
Japan looks to incentivize Russian interest in a deal over the Kurils by laying out several economic initiatives.
What Will a Kuril Islands Deal Between Russia and Japan Take?
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
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
October 18, 2016
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
Japan denies that any talks for joint administration of the dispute island chain are underway with Russia.
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
Will an Abe-Xi Meeting Happen on the Sidelines of the 2016 G20 Summit?
August 29, 2016
Will an Abe-Xi Meeting Happen on the Sidelines of the 2016 G20 Summit?
The two leaders last met in April 2015.
Will an Abe-Xi Meeting Happen on the Sidelines of the 2016 G20 Summit?
China's 'Red Line' Warning to Japan on South China Sea FONOPs Is Here to Stay
August 29, 2016
China's 'Red Line' Warning to Japan on South China Sea FONOPs Is Here to Stay
Beijing does not dispute reports that its envoy to Tokyo drew a "red line" for Japan in the South China Sea.
China's 'Red Line' Warning to Japan on South China Sea FONOPs Is Here to Stay
A First: North Korean Ballistic Missile Splashes Down in Japanese Waters
August 04, 2016
A First: North Korean Ballistic Missile Splashes Down in Japanese Waters
For the first time ever, a North Korean ballistic missile landed in Japanese waters.
A First: North Korean Ballistic Missile Splashes Down in Japanese Waters
China Confirms: Japanese Citizen Under Investigation for Espionage
August 01, 2016
China Confirms: Japanese Citizen Under Investigation for Espionage
The incident suggests a continuing Chinese counter-espionage crackdown.
China Confirms: Japanese Citizen Under Investigation for Espionage
Shinzo Abe’s Developed Country Diplomacy
July 08, 2016
Shinzo Abe’s Developed Country Diplomacy
The Japanese prime minister has had his achievements, and some misfires.
Shinzo Abe’s Developed Country Diplomacy
On Nuclear Summit Sidelines, US, South Korea, and Japan Stand Against North Korea
April 01, 2016
On Nuclear Summit Sidelines, US, South Korea, and Japan Stand Against North Korea
Obama, Park, and Abe emphasized their common position on North Korea's recent nuclear provocations.
On Nuclear Summit Sidelines, US, South Korea, and Japan Stand Against North Korea
Don't Expect an Improvement in Russia-Japan Relations Soon
January 28, 2016
Don't Expect an Improvement in Russia-Japan Relations Soon
Emphasis on "former enemy clauses" and general intransigence suggest Russia is in no mood to improve ties with Japan.
Don't Expect an Improvement in Russia-Japan Relations Soon
Why Did Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Circumnavigate Japan?
January 27, 2016
Why Did Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Circumnavigate Japan?
Continued Russian bomber flybys near Japanese airspace suggest that the bilateral relationship remains cool.
Why Did Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Circumnavigate Japan?
Coast Guards of India and Japan Conclude Naval Exercise
January 16, 2016
Coast Guards of India and Japan Conclude Naval Exercise
Plus, Chinese drones, South China Sea investment opportunities, and more. Weekend links.
Coast Guards of India and Japan Conclude Naval Exercise
How Can Japan Improve Its Relations With China and South Korea?
November 07, 2015
How Can Japan Improve Its Relations With China and South Korea?
The China-Japan-South Korea trilateral was a good thing for Japan, but much work lies ahead.
How Can Japan Improve Its Relations With China and South Korea?
Diplomatic Update: Where Are Japan-China Relations Headed?
July 25, 2015
Diplomatic Update: Where Are Japan-China Relations Headed?
Are Japan and China coming together or heading back apart? Ankit Panda and Shannon Tiezzi discuss recent developments.
Diplomatic Update: Where Are Japan-China Relations Headed?
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