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Daniel Hurst

Daniel Hurst

Daniel Hurst is a freelance journalist based in Tokyo.

Daniel Hurst is a freelance journalist based in Tokyo. He writes news and feature articles about Japan for a range of international publications. Prior to moving to Japan in 2016 he specialized in political reporting in his home country of Australia. Previous positions included political correspondent for Guardian Australia, education correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and state political reporter for the Brisbane Times.

Posts by Daniel Hurst
July 01, 2019

Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?

By Daniel Hurst
Evaluating PM Abe’s sideline diplomacy and Japan’s pursuit of previously stated goals.

June 21, 2019

In Run-up to G-20 Summit, Japan Eyes Plastic Waste Problem

By Daniel Hurst
A ministerial meeting focused on marine plastic waste and other environmental issues.
June 14, 2019

What Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Accomplish in Iran?

By Daniel Hurst
Abe’s effort at playing the middle man between Washington and Tehran yielded no immediate results.

June 12, 2019

Japan, South Korea Attempt to Push Forward Military Cooperation

By Daniel Hurst
A trilateral meeting of the Japanese, Korean, and U.S. defense ministers was a small step forward amid icy Japan-South Korea relations.

May 29, 2019

US, Japan Downplay Differences During Trump's State Visit

By Daniel Hurst
North Korea, trade, and Iran all remain points of potential friction, but Trump-Abe bonhomie was the center of the trip.

May 25, 2019

Urban Leaders Gather in Tokyo to Urge Climate Action

By Daniel Hurst
30 mayors and governors from around the world asked Prime Minister Abe to prioritize climate change at the June G-20 summit.
May 14, 2019

Japan Pushes for Its Own North Korea Summit

By Daniel Hurst
Shinzo Abe now says he would meet with Kim Jong Un without any preconditions – a change from Tokyo’s previous position.

May 02, 2019

Japan’s Diplomatic Policy Outline Reveals Shifts on North Korea, Russia

By Daniel Hurst
Tokyo appears to be giving itself more room to negotiate on longstanding issues.

April 26, 2019

Japan, US Beef up Their Cyber Alliance

By Daniel Hurst
Cybersecurity was a major focus of the recent “two-plus-two” meeting in Washington.

April 16, 2019

Does Japan's New Climate Change Strategy Go Far Enough?

By Daniel Hurst
Japan wants to be a leader on climate change, but environmental activists have doubts about the latest strategy.

April 06, 2019

Japan Praises Infrastructure Coop With Panama as China Also Ramps up Investment

By Daniel Hurst
Japan's efforts to boost Latin American connectivity featured during President Juan Carlos Varela's visit to Tokyo.
March 27, 2019

Amid Thaw, Japan Is Seeing a Boom in Chinese Tourists

By Daniel Hurst
The influx is remaking Japan's ski resorts -- and potentially its foreign policy as well.

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