History and the Possibility of Taiwan-Japan Relations
September 12, 2014
History and the Possibility of Taiwan-Japan Relations
Many Taiwanese have a surprisingly positive take on Japan’s colonial legacy, with memories that remain salient today.
History and the Possibility of Taiwan-Japan Relations
Japan’s Undemocratic Foreign Policy
September 12, 2014
Japan’s Undemocratic Foreign Policy
Shinzo Abe’s position on the Senkaku Islands dispute is wrongheaded, and the Japanese people know it.
Japan’s Undemocratic Foreign Policy
Shinzo Abe Has Visited a Quarter of the World's Countries in 20 Months: Why?
September 11, 2014
Shinzo Abe Has Visited a Quarter of the World's Countries in 20 Months: Why?
Is it mere wanderlust or do Abe's travels have broader significance?
Shinzo Abe Has Visited a Quarter of the World's Countries in 20 Months: Why?
Al-Qaeda & Japan's South Asian Pivots
September 10, 2014
Al-Qaeda & Japan's South Asian Pivots
U.S. editors Ankit Panda and Zachary Keck discuss Shinzo Abe's interest in South Asia and Al Qaeda's new wing.
Al-Qaeda & Japan's South Asian Pivots
Abe Cabinet Members in Neo-Nazi Photo-Op Fail
September 09, 2014
Abe Cabinet Members in Neo-Nazi Photo-Op Fail
Apparently inadvertent photos of two new right-wing members of the Cabinet could cost Abe key bilateral visits.
Abe Cabinet Members in Neo-Nazi Photo-Op Fail
Three Things for Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe to Read
September 09, 2014
Three Things for Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe to Read
Some possible inspiration that might help the two leaders get China-Japan relations back on track.
Three Things for Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe to Read
Japan's Abe Visits Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
September 08, 2014
Japan's Abe Visits Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with economics and security in mind.
Japan's Abe Visits Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Japan’s New Cabinet Seeking Regional Cool-Down
September 04, 2014
Japan’s New Cabinet Seeking Regional Cool-Down
Abe is renewing his push for bilateral meetings with regional leaders.
Japan’s New Cabinet Seeking Regional Cool-Down
China's 'Victory Day' Celebration
September 04, 2014
China's 'Victory Day' Celebration
How China remembers World War II has major implications on its relationship with modern-day Japan.
China's 'Victory Day' Celebration
Modi in Japan: Mission Accomplished (For Now)
September 03, 2014
Modi in Japan: Mission Accomplished (For Now)
Modi's first trip to Japan demonstrates his priorities abroad.
Modi in Japan: Mission Accomplished (For Now)
Modi-Abe Summit High on Rhetoric, Lagging in Agreements
September 02, 2014
Modi-Abe Summit High on Rhetoric, Lagging in Agreements
Significant nuclear, rail and diplomatic deals have been “pushed forward,” yet China remains a concern.
Modi-Abe Summit High on Rhetoric, Lagging in Agreements
Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet Reshuffle
September 02, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet Reshuffle
The cabinet members may change, but the far-right ideology will remain the same.
Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet Reshuffle
New Abe Government Solidifying
September 01, 2014
New Abe Government Solidifying
Sources are leaking key Cabinet positions in the lead up to Wednesday’s announcement.
New Abe Government Solidifying
China’s APEC Diplomacy
August 30, 2014
China’s APEC Diplomacy
From India and the US to Japan and Taiwan, the 2014 APEC summit presents interesting diplomatic opportunities for China.
China’s APEC Diplomacy
Shinzo Abe Sent Note to Ceremony Honoring War Criminals
August 28, 2014
Shinzo Abe Sent Note to Ceremony Honoring War Criminals
The revelation will likely inhibit any improvement in relations between Japan and its neighbors in the short term.
Shinzo Abe Sent Note to Ceremony Honoring War Criminals
Security or Investment: Balancing Japan’s Long-Term Foreign Policy
August 27, 2014
Security or Investment: Balancing Japan’s Long-Term Foreign Policy
Sea lane security and new partners are key to protecting Japan’s far-flung assets.
Security or Investment: Balancing Japan’s Long-Term Foreign Policy
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