Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law
April 20, 2016
Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law
PM Shinzo Abe is maintaining a double standard on democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law
China Protests as G7 Ministers Express Concern Regarding East, South China Seas
April 12, 2016
China Protests as G7 Ministers Express Concern Regarding East, South China Seas
The Chinese foreign ministry strongly condemned the G7 ministers' statement in Hiroshima.
China Protests as G7 Ministers Express Concern Regarding East, South China Seas
On Nuclear Summit Sidelines, US, South Korea, and Japan Stand Against North Korea
April 01, 2016
On Nuclear Summit Sidelines, US, South Korea, and Japan Stand Against North Korea
Obama, Park, and Abe emphasized their common position on North Korea's recent nuclear provocations.
On Nuclear Summit Sidelines, US, South Korea, and Japan Stand Against North Korea
Why China Should Not Worry About Japan’s New Security Laws
March 31, 2016
Why China Should Not Worry About Japan’s New Security Laws
Little will change (for now).
Why China Should Not Worry About Japan’s New Security Laws
Japan: Shinzo Abe’s Upcoming Election Test
March 24, 2016
Japan: Shinzo Abe’s Upcoming Election Test
Will Japan’s farmers revolt against the LDP in the July Upper House election?
Japan: Shinzo Abe’s Upcoming Election Test
Japan: Why the TPP Bill Will Pass the Diet
March 19, 2016
Japan: Why the TPP Bill Will Pass the Diet
Despite opposition efforts, here is why the bill will pass through parliament.
Japan: Why the TPP Bill Will Pass the Diet
Japan's Declining Place in Chinese Diplomacy
March 16, 2016
Japan's Declining Place in Chinese Diplomacy
With Japan dismissive of China's "Belt and Road," Tokyo is losing prominence in Chinese foreign policy.
Japan's Declining Place in Chinese Diplomacy
Japan's Evolving Role in the UN
March 15, 2016
Japan's Evolving Role in the UN
Can Japan continue to be a "peace enabler" in the United Nations?
Japan's Evolving Role in the UN
Japan's Flawed Nuclear Policy
March 14, 2016
Japan's Flawed Nuclear Policy
The most obvious flaw in Japan's nuclear policy -- reprocessing nuclear waste -- receives the least attention.
Japan's Flawed Nuclear Policy
Tokyo, Okinawa Avoid Court Battle Over Futenma Base Issue
March 11, 2016
Tokyo, Okinawa Avoid Court Battle Over Futenma Base Issue
In the latest twist in the Futenma relocation saga, Tokyo and Okinawa have shelved their court cases.
Tokyo, Okinawa Avoid Court Battle Over Futenma Base Issue
China's Foreign Minister: No Cause for Optimism in China-Japan Relations
March 09, 2016
China's Foreign Minister: No Cause for Optimism in China-Japan Relations
Despite advances in 2015, Wang Yi sees an uncertain future ahead for China-Japan relations.
China's Foreign Minister: No Cause for Optimism in China-Japan Relations
Is the Japan-India Military Aircraft Deal Dead?
March 05, 2016
Is the Japan-India Military Aircraft Deal Dead?
Tokyo says it has no immediate plans to sell US-2 amphibious aircraft to New Delhi.
Is the Japan-India Military Aircraft Deal Dead?
Is This the United States' Grand Plan for Responding to China in the South China Sea?
March 03, 2016
Is This the United States' Grand Plan for Responding to China in the South China Sea?
Is the United States building a coalition of democracies to preserve order and international law in the South China Sea?
Is This the United States' Grand Plan for Responding to China in the South China Sea?
Japan Moves (Slowly) Toward Electoral Reform
February 26, 2016
Japan Moves (Slowly) Toward Electoral Reform
Prime Minister Abe has pushed forward the timetable for reform, but critics say his plan doesn't go far enough.
Japan Moves (Slowly) Toward Electoral Reform
The Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal
February 01, 2016
The Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal
Can it last?
The Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal
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?
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