Shinzo Abe’s Biggest Enemy: the LDP
April 14, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s Biggest Enemy: the LDP
Internal party discord shows the narrative of Japan’s rightward shift under Abe is not as simple as it might appear.
Shinzo Abe’s Biggest Enemy: the LDP
Japan Opposition Party Leader Backs 'Limited' Collective Defense Proposal
April 11, 2014
Japan Opposition Party Leader Backs 'Limited' Collective Defense Proposal
The DPJ's Former Vice Defense Minister Akihisa Nagashima supports the LDP's collective defense proposal.
Japan Opposition Party Leader Backs 'Limited' Collective Defense Proposal
Japan: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
April 09, 2014
Japan: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
The Japanese government seems not to understand how its country is perceived overseas.
Japan: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
April 08, 2014
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
After seven years of negotiation, the two countries have concluded a ‘historic’ Economic Partnership Agreement.
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
Abe’s Diplomatic Backtrack
April 04, 2014
Abe’s Diplomatic Backtrack
Japan’s nationalist prime minister tries to ease tensions with his East Asian neighbors.
Abe’s Diplomatic Backtrack
Japan Will Reactivate Nuclear Plants
April 04, 2014
Japan Will Reactivate Nuclear Plants
The Abe administration is attempting to restart several of Japan's nuclear reactors.
Japan Will Reactivate Nuclear Plants
U.S.-Japan Relations: Not So Sweet Caroline
April 02, 2014
U.S.-Japan Relations: Not So Sweet Caroline
After a rapturous welcome, Japanese enthusiasm for Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has cooled noticeably.
U.S.-Japan Relations: Not So Sweet Caroline
Koll: Japan Economic Recovery on Track
April 01, 2014
Koll: Japan Economic Recovery on Track
As Japan moves to a higher sales tax, The Diplomat speaks with Tokyo-based economist Jesper Koll.
Koll: Japan Economic Recovery on Track
Evaluating the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit
March 29, 2014
Evaluating the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit
In this week’s podcast, the U.S. team evaluates the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit and South Asian nuclear security.
Evaluating the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit
Wealthy Chinese Snatch Up US Investor Visas
March 28, 2014
Wealthy Chinese Snatch Up US Investor Visas
Plus, the Taiwan protests, Japan and China trade barbs over Crimea, and a mixed week for China's internet censors.
Wealthy Chinese Snatch Up US Investor Visas
Japan's Demographic Crisis: Any Way Out?
March 26, 2014
Japan's Demographic Crisis: Any Way Out?
Japan has a population problem. What can it do to address it (if anything)?
Japan's Demographic Crisis: Any Way Out?
How Japan Could Turn the Table on China
March 24, 2014
How Japan Could Turn the Table on China
Although Japan should repent for its crimes against China, so too should the CCP.
How Japan Could Turn the Table on China
Shinzo Abe, Park Geun-hye to Meet at Nuclear Security Summit
March 22, 2014
Shinzo Abe, Park Geun-hye to Meet at Nuclear Security Summit
Shinzo Abe and Park Geun-hye will meet for the first time on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit 2014.
Shinzo Abe, Park Geun-hye to Meet at Nuclear Security Summit
Can Abenomics Survive Tax Hike?
March 21, 2014
Can Abenomics Survive Tax Hike?
Japanese consumers face higher sales taxes from April 1. Will this derail the recovery?
Can Abenomics Survive Tax Hike?
Japan’s Strategic Push with Turkey
March 18, 2014
Japan’s Strategic Push with Turkey
With few diplomatic openings in East Asia, Tokyo has been busy forging ties with Ankara.
Japan’s Strategic Push with Turkey
Abe, ‘Deeply Pained’ By Comfort Women Suffering, Won’t Revise Kono Statement
March 14, 2014
Abe, ‘Deeply Pained’ By Comfort Women Suffering, Won’t Revise Kono Statement
Controversy over a possible review of the 1993 apology further strained Korean ties.
Abe, ‘Deeply Pained’ By Comfort Women Suffering, Won’t Revise Kono Statement
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