Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan
December 07, 2016
Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan
Japan is hoping for a breakthrough on a long-standing territorial dispute. That's not likely to happen.
Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to Make Historic Visit to Pearl Harbor
December 06, 2016
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to Make Historic Visit to Pearl Harbor
In the twilight of Obama's presidency, Abe will be the first sitting Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to Make Historic Visit to Pearl Harbor
Women Will Save Japan
December 01, 2016
Women Will Save Japan
Improving women's political and economic participation will be central to preserving Japan's status as a global heavyweight.
Women Will Save Japan
What Should Shinzo Abe Say to Donald Trump?
November 16, 2016
What Should Shinzo Abe Say to Donald Trump?
Abe's goal is clear: convince Trump of the value of the U.S. alliance system.
What Should Shinzo Abe Say to Donald Trump?
Japan and the Abdication of the Emperor
November 15, 2016
Japan and the Abdication of the Emperor
How might the Abe government address the sensitive issue of abdication?
Japan and the Abdication of the Emperor
Japan's Abe to Meet President-Elect Trump. Why Now?
November 11, 2016
Japan's Abe to Meet President-Elect Trump. Why Now?
Why is Japan's prime minister in such a rush to meet the next U.S. president?
Japan's Abe to Meet President-Elect Trump. Why Now?
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?
Japan Rolls out Red Carpet for Philippines' Duterte
October 25, 2016
Japan Rolls out Red Carpet for Philippines' Duterte
There's a good reason Duterte's anti-U.S. comments haven't impacted Japan-Philippines ties.
Japan Rolls out Red Carpet for Philippines' Duterte
India-Japan Amphibious Aircraft Deal Moves Forward
October 21, 2016
India-Japan Amphibious Aircraft Deal Moves Forward
New Delhi and Tokyo reportedly have agreed on a price for 12 amphibious search-and-rescue aircraft.
India-Japan Amphibious Aircraft Deal Moves Forward
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?
Why Japan's Upcoming Polls Matter
October 13, 2016
Why Japan's Upcoming Polls Matter
“It would be appropriate to say the wind of an election has now started blowing.”
Why Japan's Upcoming Polls Matter
Why Japan Has No Donald Trump
October 03, 2016
Why Japan Has No Donald Trump
Unlike the U.S. (Trump) or U.K. (Brexit), Japan lacks a strong, anti-establishment populist movement.
Why Japan Has No Donald Trump
Japanese Vs. Chinese Exceptionalism
September 28, 2016
Japanese Vs. Chinese Exceptionalism
Japan and China have more in common than they realize -- including their particular strain of nationalism.
Japanese Vs. Chinese Exceptionalism
What Japan-Russia Rapprochement Means for the World
September 21, 2016
What Japan-Russia Rapprochement Means for the World
By warming up to Moscow, is Shinzo Abe playing right into Putin's hands?
What Japan-Russia Rapprochement Means for the World
Democratic Party Presidential Election: Another Missed Opportunity for Japan's Opposition
September 19, 2016
Democratic Party Presidential Election: Another Missed Opportunity for Japan's Opposition
Once again, the DP misses a chance to carry out substantial political debate.
Democratic Party Presidential Election: Another Missed Opportunity for Japan's Opposition
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