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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?
What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
June 10, 2017
What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
The significance of the Japan Self-Defense Force deployment to the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa
June 06, 2017
Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa
The Abe government has been particularly harsh on cracking down on dissent in Okinawa.
Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa
Abenomics Back On Track as Japan's Abe Marks Longevity Record
June 06, 2017
Abenomics Back On Track as Japan's Abe Marks Longevity Record
2017 could mark a turning point for the prime minister's signature economic reform policy.
Abenomics Back On Track as Japan's Abe Marks Longevity Record
What Next for Japan-South Korea Relations?
May 29, 2017
What Next for Japan-South Korea Relations?
A reopening (yet again) of the comfort women issue could threaten cooperation on defense issues.
What Next for Japan-South Korea Relations?
Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
May 26, 2017
Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
The steps Shinzo Abe must take to achieve constitutional revision, and the political implications.
Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
Abe’s Diplomacy at a Crossroads: The Hidden Side of the Japanese-Russian Summit
May 25, 2017
Abe’s Diplomacy at a Crossroads: The Hidden Side of the Japanese-Russian Summit
The Japanese PM’s approach to Russia is looking increasingly risky.
Abe’s Diplomacy at a Crossroads: The Hidden Side of the Japanese-Russian Summit
Russo-Japanese Relations On Track for Confidence Building
May 22, 2017
Russo-Japanese Relations On Track for Confidence Building
Don’t expect major breakthroughs anytime soon, but recent summits have moved the relationship forward.
Russo-Japanese Relations On Track for Confidence Building
China Pushes Back on Japan, New Zealand Statement on South China Sea
May 21, 2017
China Pushes Back on Japan, New Zealand Statement on South China Sea
Beijing has rejected a statement by Japan and New Zealand calling on all parties in the disputes to respect a 2016 international ruling.
China Pushes Back on Japan, New Zealand Statement on South China Sea
Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution
May 18, 2017
Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution
Can Shinzo Abe actually succeed in his plan to amend Article 9?
Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution
Abe 'Scraps' Japan's Defense Spending Cap: Less Than Meets the Eye
May 09, 2017
Abe 'Scraps' Japan's Defense Spending Cap: Less Than Meets the Eye
There are solid practical reasons why Japan won't be hiking its defense spending any time soon.
Abe 'Scraps' Japan's Defense Spending Cap: Less Than Meets the Eye
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
May 05, 2017
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
Japan's prime minister outlines his plan for revising Japan's constitution by 2020.
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
Japan, UK Talk Brexit and North Korea
May 03, 2017
Japan, UK Talk Brexit and North Korea
The summit between Shinzo Abe and Theresa May largely focused on two issues.
Japan, UK Talk Brexit and North Korea
South Koreans Continue to Distrust Japan. How Will the Upcoming Presidential Election Change That?
April 26, 2017
South Koreans Continue to Distrust Japan. How Will the Upcoming Presidential Election Change That?
Trilateralism over the North Korean issue with the United States has temporarily drawn attention away from bilateral tensions.
South Koreans Continue to Distrust Japan. How Will the Upcoming Presidential Election Change That?
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
What Do Asian Governments Think About the US Strike on Syria?
April 08, 2017
What Do Asian Governments Think About the US Strike on Syria?
A look at what China, Indonesia, Australia, and other Asian states had to say about the strike.
What Do Asian Governments Think About the US Strike on Syria?
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