Shinzo Abe Sent Note to Ceremony Honoring War Criminals
August 28, 2014
Shinzo Abe Sent Note to Ceremony Honoring War Criminals
The revelation will likely inhibit any improvement in relations between Japan and its neighbors in the short term.
Shinzo Abe Sent Note to Ceremony Honoring War Criminals
Security or Investment: Balancing Japan’s Long-Term Foreign Policy
August 27, 2014
Security or Investment: Balancing Japan’s Long-Term Foreign Policy
Sea lane security and new partners are key to protecting Japan’s far-flung assets.
Security or Investment: Balancing Japan’s Long-Term Foreign Policy
Abe’s Next Tax Hike Conundrum
August 27, 2014
Abe’s Next Tax Hike Conundrum
The government remains confident, but another sharp drop in growth could derail the best laid plans.
Abe’s Next Tax Hike Conundrum
Abe Says He Is ‘Pragmatic’ on Collective Self-Defense
August 25, 2014
Abe Says He Is ‘Pragmatic’ on Collective Self-Defense
Public concern shows Abe changing tone before passing new legislation this fall.
Abe Says He Is ‘Pragmatic’ on Collective Self-Defense
India and Japan Will Deepen Strategic Cooperation at September Summit
August 23, 2014
India and Japan Will Deepen Strategic Cooperation at September Summit
Narendra Modi's trip to Japan in early September will be one to watch in the Asia-Pacific this year.
India and Japan Will Deepen Strategic Cooperation at September Summit
The Abe-Modi Summit Should Be a Signal to China
August 22, 2014
The Abe-Modi Summit Should Be a Signal to China
The two leaders should coordinate on China while increasing economic cooperation.
The Abe-Modi Summit Should Be a Signal to China
Xi’s Mongolia Trip a Signal to China’s Neighbors
August 22, 2014
Xi’s Mongolia Trip a Signal to China’s Neighbors
Beijing is attempting to improve regional relations in the run up to November’s APEC summit.
Xi’s Mongolia Trip a Signal to China’s Neighbors
Japan Looks to Build Indigenous Fighters
August 22, 2014
Japan Looks to Build Indigenous Fighters
Although it's committed to the F-35, Japan may still build indigenous stealth fighters.
Japan Looks to Build Indigenous Fighters
Okay, the U.S. Is Very, Very Likely to Defend Japan, Then
August 22, 2014
Okay, the U.S. Is Very, Very Likely to Defend Japan, Then
Don’t underestimate the importance of the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands to Japan…or the importance of Japan to the US.
Okay, the U.S. Is Very, Very Likely to Defend Japan, Then
‘New Nationalism’ in Japan
August 21, 2014
‘New Nationalism’ in Japan
A turn toward military normalization threatens Japan position as a peaceful international leader.
‘New Nationalism’ in Japan
Pope Francis Meets Korean ‘Comfort Women’
August 19, 2014
Pope Francis Meets Korean ‘Comfort Women’
On his last day in South Korea, the pope greeted Korean "comfort women."
Pope Francis Meets Korean ‘Comfort Women’
The New Face of Japan’s Leadership
August 18, 2014
The New Face of Japan’s Leadership
A Cabinet of new ministers could make holding course difficult on Abe’s flagship policies.
The New Face of Japan’s Leadership
Modi Set to Visit Abe in Japan On Aug 31
August 18, 2014
Modi Set to Visit Abe in Japan On Aug 31
This first state visit will highlight how closely the two leaders can cooperate on trade and defense deals.
Modi Set to Visit Abe in Japan On Aug 31
Pyongyang’s New Demands Could Derail Japanese Abductee Negotiations
August 15, 2014
Pyongyang’s New Demands Could Derail Japanese Abductee Negotiations
New requests for aid could raise the costs of Japan’s continued cooperation with the Hermit Kingdom.
Pyongyang’s New Demands Could Derail Japanese Abductee Negotiations
Abe: A Shrewd Cabinet Shuffle?
August 14, 2014
Abe: A Shrewd Cabinet Shuffle?
While maintaining course on policy, Abe is attempting to retain power and possibly deflect public dissatisfaction.
Abe: A Shrewd Cabinet Shuffle?
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
August 13, 2014
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
The Japanese government is pursuing a comprehensive plan to exert control over its far-flung islands.
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
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