Israel Targets Japan in ‘Look East’
January 19, 2015
Israel Targets Japan in ‘Look East’
Bilateral relations have seen a strong revival in recent months.
Israel Targets Japan in ‘Look East’
Japanese Election: Abe’s Mandate?
January 15, 2015
Japanese Election: Abe’s Mandate?
Understanding Abe’s mandate requires understanding what a political mandate really is.
Japanese Election: Abe’s Mandate?
Japan Approves Largest-Ever Defense Budget
January 14, 2015
Japan Approves Largest-Ever Defense Budget
Shinzo Abe's cabinet has approved a $42 billion defense budget, the largest ever in the country's history.
Japan Approves Largest-Ever Defense Budget
2015 Predictions for East Asia
January 13, 2015
2015 Predictions for East Asia
It looks set to be another year of repetitive, uninspiring status quo.
2015 Predictions for East Asia
Japan Plans New Law to Speed Military Deployment
January 09, 2015
Japan Plans New Law to Speed Military Deployment
A new permanent law on dispatching JSDF overseas would not require a constitutional amendment.
Japan Plans New Law to Speed Military Deployment
Japanese Constitutional Overhaul in 2015? Don't Count On It
January 07, 2015
Japanese Constitutional Overhaul in 2015? Don't Count On It
Yes, Abe and the LDP are looking good after December's elections, but they still won't get constitutional reform.
Japanese Constitutional Overhaul in 2015? Don't Count On It
Remorse Without Apology: Shinzo Abe and the Second World War
January 06, 2015
Remorse Without Apology: Shinzo Abe and the Second World War
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that he will express "Japan's remorse" for World War II.
Remorse Without Apology: Shinzo Abe and the Second World War
Bangladesh Juggles Chinese, Japanese Interest
January 05, 2015
Bangladesh Juggles Chinese, Japanese Interest
Both China and Japan have announced big plans for the South Asian country.
Bangladesh Juggles Chinese, Japanese Interest
Will Northeast Asia's 2015 Be Overshadowed by War History?
January 03, 2015
Will Northeast Asia's 2015 Be Overshadowed by War History?
2015 is the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. How will Northeast Asia handle the milestone?
Will Northeast Asia's 2015 Be Overshadowed by War History?
Japan’s Growing Anti-Korea Sentiment
December 30, 2014
Japan’s Growing Anti-Korea Sentiment
A recent survey underscores the growing distance between the two neighbors.
Japan’s Growing Anti-Korea Sentiment
LDP Hegemony and the Future of Japanese Foreign Policy
December 28, 2014
LDP Hegemony and the Future of Japanese Foreign Policy
With Shinzo Abe returned to power, is Japan back to an era of foreign policy stability?
LDP Hegemony and the Future of Japanese Foreign Policy
Interview: Japan’s Slow Progress on Womenomics
December 25, 2014
Interview: Japan’s Slow Progress on Womenomics
Devin Stewart on the progress of Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Womenomics” reforms.
Interview: Japan’s Slow Progress on Womenomics
Shinzo Abe’s New Mandate
December 20, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s New Mandate
Abe’s win at the polls signals a democracy in disarray and a shift to a neo-nationalist agenda.
Shinzo Abe’s New Mandate
Abe's Post-Election Agenda for Japan
December 18, 2014
Abe's Post-Election Agenda for Japan
Dr. Sheila Smith on Japan's snap elections and the challenges facing Abe moving forward.
Abe's Post-Election Agenda for Japan
Japan's Troubling State Secrets Law Takes Effect
December 18, 2014
Japan's Troubling State Secrets Law Takes Effect
The state secrets law, passed despite public opposition, provides little oversight or accountability.
Japan's Troubling State Secrets Law Takes Effect
Wary China Eyes 4 More Years of Abe in Japan
December 18, 2014
Wary China Eyes 4 More Years of Abe in Japan
With Abe now set to control Japan for the near future, China renews its warnings about his rightist tendencies.
Wary China Eyes 4 More Years of Abe in Japan
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