Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent
July 29, 2014
Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent
Following a slowdown in Abenomics' success and the collective self-defense resolution, Abe's approval falls.
Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent
Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
July 26, 2014
Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
Despite the president’s statements, the reality appears much more complicated.
Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
Japan’s Human Rights Record Comes Under Scrutiny
July 25, 2014
Japan’s Human Rights Record Comes Under Scrutiny
Three international reports highlight concerns about Japan’s past and social equality.
Japan’s Human Rights Record Comes Under Scrutiny
The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
July 24, 2014
The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
In disputes over history and territory, the PR fight is intense … and damaging.
The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
July 23, 2014
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
The farm sector’s influence is on the wane in Japan, although you wouldn’t know it from the TPP talks.
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
Japanese Supreme Court Rules Against Foreign Residents on Welfare
July 23, 2014
Japanese Supreme Court Rules Against Foreign Residents on Welfare
Last week’s ruling puts Japan’s foreign nationals and its welfare system under the microscope.
Japanese Supreme Court Rules Against Foreign Residents on Welfare
Bilateral Talks Show Where Northeast Asian Leverage Lies
July 17, 2014
Bilateral Talks Show Where Northeast Asian Leverage Lies
Talks show that Japan has created an interesting, if short-term window of opportunity.
Bilateral Talks Show Where Northeast Asian Leverage Lies
Japan Opposition Leader Meets With Chinese Officials
July 17, 2014
Japan Opposition Leader Meets With Chinese Officials
Banri Kaieda, head of Japan's DJP, is in China hoping to repair ties between Tokyo and Beijing.
Japan Opposition Leader Meets With Chinese Officials
The First Steps of Japan’s Nuclear Restart
July 16, 2014
The First Steps of Japan’s Nuclear Restart
With regulatory approval imminent, the public has one month to voice concerns and shape the outcome.
The First Steps of Japan’s Nuclear Restart
Japan: De Facto Approval of Collective Self-Defense
July 16, 2014
Japan: De Facto Approval of Collective Self-Defense
Referencing its U.S. alliance at every step, the LDP sees no reason to pull back on normalization.
Japan: De Facto Approval of Collective Self-Defense
A Top-Down Approach to Changing Japan’s Leadership Structure
July 15, 2014
A Top-Down Approach to Changing Japan’s Leadership Structure
Recent trends show that Abe will have a difficult time bringing new voices into Japan’s culture of leadership.
A Top-Down Approach to Changing Japan’s Leadership Structure
Japan’s Persistent Labor Shortage
July 14, 2014
Japan’s Persistent Labor Shortage
An inflexible labor market, immigration and low fertility form the Japanese labor shortage trifecta.
Japan’s Persistent Labor Shortage
Abbott’s WWII Comments Draw China’s Ire
July 12, 2014
Abbott’s WWII Comments Draw China’s Ire
The Chinese find Australian prime minister a little too fulsome in his praise for the Japanese.
Abbott’s WWII Comments Draw China’s Ire
China’s Changing Position on Japan’s History: The Abe Factor
July 12, 2014
China’s Changing Position on Japan’s History: The Abe Factor
What role has Japan's leadership played in conditioning Chinese policy towards Tokyo?
China’s Changing Position on Japan’s History: The Abe Factor
Tokyo’s Subtle Revolution
July 11, 2014
Tokyo’s Subtle Revolution
Abe’s Constitutional reinterpretation will have profound implications for the Asia-Pacific.
Tokyo’s Subtle Revolution
China and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
July 11, 2014
China and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
Michael Swaine on the structural factors causing friction between the U.S.-Japan alliance and China.
China and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
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