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'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
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
The Comfort Women Agreement: A Win for Traditional Diplomacy
December 31, 2015
The Comfort Women Agreement: A Win for Traditional Diplomacy
The resolution achieved by South Korea and Japan was a good day for diplomacy.
The Comfort Women Agreement: A Win for Traditional Diplomacy
South Korea’s ‘Comfort Women’ Reject Deal With Japan
December 30, 2015
South Korea’s ‘Comfort Women’ Reject Deal With Japan
Critics reject the landmark deal as political expediency that does not adequately address the victims' concerns.
South Korea’s ‘Comfort Women’ Reject Deal With Japan
Japan, South Korea Reach Agreement on 'Comfort Women'
December 28, 2015
Japan, South Korea Reach Agreement on 'Comfort Women'
The agreement could provide a long-awaited breakthrough in Japan-Korea ties.
Japan, South Korea Reach Agreement on 'Comfort Women'
Russia Delivers S-300 Missile Defense System to Kazakhstan
December 25, 2015
Russia Delivers S-300 Missile Defense System to Kazakhstan
Plus, the erosion of intel in Afghanistan, Russia's intel sharing with the Taliban, and more defense and security links.
Russia Delivers S-300 Missile Defense System to Kazakhstan
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
Abe Touts the TPP in Battle to Define the Regional Order
November 30, 2015
Abe Touts the TPP in Battle to Define the Regional Order
China’s push into the South China Sea is behind the growing awareness of the strategic value of the TPP.
Abe Touts the TPP in Battle to Define the Regional Order
Asia’s Political Dynasties
November 30, 2015
Asia’s Political Dynasties
Postwar dynasties in Asia have been remarkably persistent.
Asia’s Political Dynasties
Japan-India Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Deal May Come Before the New Year
November 30, 2015
Japan-India Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Deal May Come Before the New Year
Tokyo and New Delhi may complete four-year-long negotiations on the sale of Japan's US-2 surveillance aircraft to India.
Japan-India Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Deal May Come Before the New Year
Interview: Alexis Dudden
November 27, 2015
Interview: Alexis Dudden
How unprecedented are the tensions in East Asia today?
Interview: Alexis Dudden
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?
Are Korea and Japan Headed for a Thaw?
November 05, 2015
Are Korea and Japan Headed for a Thaw?
The Park-Abe meeting was encouraging, but there are structural issues that still need to be addressed.
Are Korea and Japan Headed for a Thaw?
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