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
Taiwan's Puzzling New Approach to Japan
September 16, 2016
Taiwan's Puzzling New Approach to Japan
How has Tsai Ing-wen handled Taiwan-Japan relations during her first 100 days in office?
Taiwan's Puzzling New Approach to Japan
Shinzo Abe Going All In on Improving Japan-Russia Ties
September 08, 2016
Shinzo Abe Going All In on Improving Japan-Russia Ties
Abe is committing a lot of diplomatic (and literal) capital to Japan-Russia relations. What will he get in return?
Shinzo Abe Going All In on Improving Japan-Russia Ties
Long Overdue: India and Japan Are Ready for a Full-Fledged Civil Nuclear Deal
September 05, 2016
Long Overdue: India and Japan Are Ready for a Full-Fledged Civil Nuclear Deal
Tokyo and New Delhi have much to gain and little to lose by signing a civil nuclear agreement.
Long Overdue: India and Japan Are Ready for a Full-Fledged Civil Nuclear Deal
Kuril Islands Dispute: Putin and Abe Once Again Get Serious About Finding a Solution
September 03, 2016
Kuril Islands Dispute: Putin and Abe Once Again Get Serious About Finding a Solution
Putin is signaling that he could be open to a compromise on the dispute, but there needs to be trust first.
Kuril Islands Dispute: Putin and Abe Once Again Get Serious About Finding a Solution
With Eye on China, North Korea, Japan's Abe Pursues Record Defense Budget
September 01, 2016
With Eye on China, North Korea, Japan's Abe Pursues Record Defense Budget
Abe's government is seeking a record defense budget -- again.
With Eye on China, North Korea, Japan's Abe Pursues Record Defense Budget
Tokyo 2020 and Japan’s Soft Power
August 31, 2016
Tokyo 2020 and Japan’s Soft Power
Japan's cultural appeal is at its best when the government takes a hands off approach.
Tokyo 2020 and Japan’s Soft Power
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?
Goodbye Rio, Hello Tokyo: The Outlook for the 2020 Olympics
August 23, 2016
Goodbye Rio, Hello Tokyo: The Outlook for the 2020 Olympics
With four years to go, Tokyo still has hurdles to clear to host the perfect Olympic Games.
Goodbye Rio, Hello Tokyo: The Outlook for the 2020 Olympics
World War II Anniversary Once Again Sparks Controversy in East Asia
August 16, 2016
World War II Anniversary Once Again Sparks Controversy in East Asia
The 71st anniversary of Japan's surrender saw several officials visit Yasukuni Shrine, although PM Abe did not.
World War II Anniversary Once Again Sparks Controversy in East Asia
Japan-China Relations at a Crossroads
July 22, 2016
Japan-China Relations at a Crossroads
Asia’s two biggest economic powers continue to struggle to find common ground.
Japan-China Relations at a Crossroads
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
July 20, 2016
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
An interview with Donna Weeks on Japan's election result and its implications for the future of Japanese politics.
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
Japan and the West’s Crisis of Confidence
July 19, 2016
Japan and the West’s Crisis of Confidence
Japan has largely escaped the wave of turmoil gripping the West. Can it take advantage of the chance to lead?
Japan and the West’s Crisis of Confidence
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
July 14, 2016
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
A 2012 proposal for amending Japan's post-war constitution offers some guidance.
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
July 13, 2016
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
The prime minister wins a mandate on further reforms. Can he deliver?
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
Japan Election Results: It's the Economy, Abe
July 12, 2016
Japan Election Results: It's the Economy, Abe
After a big victory by the ruling coalition, all eyes turn toward the potential for economic reforms.
Japan Election Results: It's the Economy, Abe
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