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?
US Missile Defense in South Korea 'Concerns' China
February 06, 2015
US Missile Defense in South Korea 'Concerns' China
Plus, Japan's constitutional reform, Russian Air Force bombers, and shifting Indian defense priorities.
US Missile Defense in South Korea 'Concerns' China
Islamic State and Japan: What Next?
February 06, 2015
Islamic State and Japan: What Next?
Could Shinzo Abe seize the moment to raise awareness of Japan’s foreign policies and their impact on national security?
Islamic State and Japan: What Next?
The Islamic State May Have Derailed Japan’s Foreign Policy Outreach
February 05, 2015
The Islamic State May Have Derailed Japan’s Foreign Policy Outreach
How the domestic political fallout from the brutal murder of two Japanese nationals could upend Abe's foreign policy.
The Islamic State May Have Derailed Japan’s Foreign Policy Outreach
Post-Hostage Crisis, What Is Japan's Role in the Middle East?
February 04, 2015
Post-Hostage Crisis, What Is Japan's Role in the Middle East?
Japan should not let the tragic murder of two citizens shake its resolve to uphold world peace and security.
Post-Hostage Crisis, What Is Japan's Role in the Middle East?
Tokyo Snubs Okinawa's New Anti-Base Governor
February 04, 2015
Tokyo Snubs Okinawa's New Anti-Base Governor
The LDP is using its position as Japan's governing party to make life difficult for Okinawa's new anti-base governor.
Tokyo Snubs Okinawa's New Anti-Base Governor
China's Dream Doesn't Have to Be Japan's Nightmare
January 29, 2015
China's Dream Doesn't Have to Be Japan's Nightmare
Is China's upcoming military parade really aimed at intimidating Japan?
China's Dream Doesn't Have to Be Japan's Nightmare
Amid Hostage Crisis, Japan's Diet Prepares to Debate New Security Legislation
January 28, 2015
Amid Hostage Crisis, Japan's Diet Prepares to Debate New Security Legislation
Shinzo Abe and the LDP plan to submit security legislation for approval during this session of Japan's Diet.
Amid Hostage Crisis, Japan's Diet Prepares to Debate New Security Legislation
Islamic State Murders Hostage, Sparking Soul-Searching in Japan
January 26, 2015
Islamic State Murders Hostage, Sparking Soul-Searching in Japan
The reported decapitation of Haruna Yukawa is causing some to question the wisdom of Japan's new security stance.
Islamic State Murders Hostage, Sparking Soul-Searching in Japan
Islamic State Threatens to Kill Two Captured Japanese Citizens
January 21, 2015
Islamic State Threatens to Kill Two Captured Japanese Citizens
The Islamic State is demanding $200 million in ransom from the Japanese government for two captured Japanese citizens.
Islamic State Threatens to Kill Two Captured Japanese Citizens
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