People-to-People Diplomacy in China-Japan Relations
March 17, 2015
People-to-People Diplomacy in China-Japan Relations
With frosty relations at the highest levels, citizen exchange becomes all the more important.
People-to-People Diplomacy in China-Japan Relations
What Can Japan Really Learn From Germany?
March 17, 2015
What Can Japan Really Learn From Germany?
Angela Merkel's visit to Japan reignited the old comparison of Japan and Germany's post-war actions.
What Can Japan Really Learn From Germany?
China-Japan-South Korea Relations Inching Forward
March 13, 2015
China-Japan-South Korea Relations Inching Forward
A trilateral foreign ministers' meeting, the first in nearly three years, is scheduled for this March.
China-Japan-South Korea Relations Inching Forward
China Doesn't Need Another Japanese Apology
March 12, 2015
China Doesn't Need Another Japanese Apology
Previous apologies have made little difference in China-Japan relations.
China Doesn't Need Another Japanese Apology
For First Time in 4 Years, China and Japan to Hold Security Talks
March 09, 2015
For First Time in 4 Years, China and Japan to Hold Security Talks
Senior Chinese and Japanese officials will meet later this month for a security dialogue.
For First Time in 4 Years, China and Japan to Hold Security Talks
Japan: Abe Misses Chance on Immigration Debate
March 06, 2015
Japan: Abe Misses Chance on Immigration Debate
The silence of the Japanese prime minister following the recent “apartheid” controversy speaks volumes.
Japan: Abe Misses Chance on Immigration Debate
Did Japan Just Change Its Attitude Toward South Korea?
March 05, 2015
Did Japan Just Change Its Attitude Toward South Korea?
A change in Japan's official diplomatic language is causing a furor in South Korea.
Did Japan Just Change Its Attitude Toward South Korea?
Financial Scandals in Japan Could Force Shake-Up in Abe's Cabinet
March 04, 2015
Financial Scandals in Japan Could Force Shake-Up in Abe's Cabinet
Alleged violations of the Political Funds Control Law are reverberating through the LDP and DPJ alike.
Financial Scandals in Japan Could Force Shake-Up in Abe's Cabinet
Abe May Address Joint Session of US Congress
February 25, 2015
Abe May Address Joint Session of US Congress
Shinzo Abe may address a joint session of U.S. Congress -- a first for any Japanese prime minister.
Abe May Address Joint Session of US Congress
Japan's Crown Prince Rebukes Historical Revisionism
February 25, 2015
Japan's Crown Prince Rebukes Historical Revisionism
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito cautioned that Japan should "humbly and correctly" look back on its past.
Japan's Crown Prince Rebukes Historical Revisionism
Could Japan Go Minesweeping in the Strait of Hormuz?
February 18, 2015
Could Japan Go Minesweeping in the Strait of Hormuz?
PM Abe's LDP and the Komeito Party debate whether minesweeping operations qualify as collective self-defense.
Could Japan Go Minesweeping in the Strait of Hormuz?
Japanese PM Abe Urges Most Drastic Reforms Since WW2
February 18, 2015
Japanese PM Abe Urges Most Drastic Reforms Since WW2
Shinzo Abe called on Japan's Diet to push through structural reforms in the coming year.
Japanese PM Abe Urges Most Drastic Reforms Since WW2
Japan: From ‘Proactive Pacifism’ to ‘Proactive Diplomacy’
February 15, 2015
Japan: From ‘Proactive Pacifism’ to ‘Proactive Diplomacy’
The region should welcome greater engagement by democratic Japan.
Japan: From ‘Proactive Pacifism’ to ‘Proactive Diplomacy’
Japan Mulls Creating Its Own CIA
February 13, 2015
Japan Mulls Creating Its Own CIA
After the Islamic State hostage crisis, Japan wants to beef up its intelligence apparatus.
Japan Mulls Creating Its Own CIA
Abe’s Ongoing Defense Policy Changes
February 09, 2015
Abe’s Ongoing Defense Policy Changes
The Japanese government continues to push ahead with changes to Japan’s defense policy.
Abe’s Ongoing Defense Policy Changes
Islamic State Murders: Japan's Tipping Point?
February 07, 2015
Islamic State Murders: Japan's Tipping Point?
The Diplomat‘s editors discuss recent events in Asia, including Japan and the Islamic State, Russia-China-India talks, and Cobra Gold 2015.
Islamic State Murders: Japan's Tipping Point?
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