Yuko Obuchi Resignation and Japan’s Nuclear Strategy
October 21, 2014
Yuko Obuchi Resignation and Japan’s Nuclear Strategy
How her resignation will affect her Cabinet portfolio.
Yuko Obuchi Resignation and Japan’s Nuclear Strategy
Cabinet Scandals Rock Japan’s ‘Womenomics’
October 20, 2014
Cabinet Scandals Rock Japan’s ‘Womenomics’
Forty percent of Abe’s female ministers could be on their way out of the administration.
Cabinet Scandals Rock Japan’s ‘Womenomics’
Japan Caves to China on Senkaku Island Dispute
October 18, 2014
Japan Caves to China on Senkaku Island Dispute
To secure a meeting with Xi, Japanese PM Abe caved to China's long-standing demand on the East China Sea dispute.
Japan Caves to China on Senkaku Island Dispute
Chinese Premier, Japan’s Prime Minister Meet for First Time
October 18, 2014
Chinese Premier, Japan’s Prime Minister Meet for First Time
A meeting between Li Keqiang and Shinzo Abe gives hope for a Xi-Abe summit. Will the Yasukuni Shrine issue be a roadblock?
Chinese Premier, Japan’s Prime Minister Meet for First Time
Japan Denied Revision of UN Comfort Women Report
October 17, 2014
Japan Denied Revision of UN Comfort Women Report
The Japanese government's request to amend a 1996 U.N. special rapporteur's report on comfort women was denied.
Japan Denied Revision of UN Comfort Women Report
China Calls on Japan for ‘Deep Remorse’ Before APEC Summit
October 17, 2014
China Calls on Japan for ‘Deep Remorse’ Before APEC Summit
Plus ‘two plus two’ talks between the U.S. and South Korea. Northeast Asia regional links.
China Calls on Japan for ‘Deep Remorse’ Before APEC Summit
Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe's Northeast Asia Diplomacy
October 17, 2014
Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe's Northeast Asia Diplomacy
A look at Japan's active foreign policy in Northeast Asia.
Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe's Northeast Asia Diplomacy
North Korea Returns Japanese Abductee Issue to Back-Burner
October 16, 2014
North Korea Returns Japanese Abductee Issue to Back-Burner
North Korea appears to feel that it has loosened the shackles of isolation enough for now.
North Korea Returns Japanese Abductee Issue to Back-Burner
Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested
October 16, 2014
Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested
Civil society and a fractured opposition are unable to influence the government’s new power.
Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested
Stumbling Blocks to Japan-South Korea Ties
October 15, 2014
Stumbling Blocks to Japan-South Korea Ties
Low-level, non-vital issues continue to hold meaningful dialogue just out of reach.
Stumbling Blocks to Japan-South Korea Ties
Russia and Japan’s Pipeline Dilemma
October 15, 2014
Russia and Japan’s Pipeline Dilemma
Despite Ukraine, both countries want a deal that could further the global energy rebalance.
Russia and Japan’s Pipeline Dilemma
Could Japan Still Revise Comfort Women Statement?
October 09, 2014
Could Japan Still Revise Comfort Women Statement?
Statements from within the ruling LDP suggest that the Kono Statement may not be the final word.
Could Japan Still Revise Comfort Women Statement?
What to Expect from Japan at Beijing APEC Summit
October 09, 2014
What to Expect from Japan at Beijing APEC Summit
Abe’s ambitious goals will require tit-for-tat with three key partners.
What to Expect from Japan at Beijing APEC Summit
The Coming Overhaul in US-Japan Defense Cooperation
October 06, 2014
The Coming Overhaul in US-Japan Defense Cooperation
U.S. and Japanese officials will release a report Wednesday outlining new guidelines for bilateral defense cooperation.
The Coming Overhaul in US-Japan Defense Cooperation
Japan’s Decision on Collective Self-Defense in Context
October 03, 2014
Japan’s Decision on Collective Self-Defense in Context
In the East Asian regional context, Japan’s changing security posture is not the force for peace Tokyo claims it is.
Japan’s Decision on Collective Self-Defense in Context
Which Security Gains Will Japan Enshrine This Year?
October 03, 2014
Which Security Gains Will Japan Enshrine This Year?
Despite an absence of legislation, Abe will be making two key security moves this fall.
Which Security Gains Will Japan Enshrine This Year?
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