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Daniel Hurst

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.

Amid US Trade Tensions, Japan Formally Completes TPP-11 Entry
July 13, 2018
Amid US Trade Tensions, Japan Formally Completes TPP-11 Entry
Japan's Foreign Ministry framed the move as “a powerful message from Japan to the world.”
Amid US Trade Tensions, Japan Formally Completes TPP-11 Entry
Japan and China's 'Tactical Detente'
July 06, 2018
Japan and China's 'Tactical Detente'
U.S.-China tensions are driving rapprochement between China and Japan, a professor argues.
Japan and China's 'Tactical Detente'
Japan, Indonesia Strengthen Maritime Ties Amid 60th Anniversary
June 29, 2018
Japan, Indonesia Strengthen Maritime Ties Amid 60th Anniversary
The “free and open Indo-Pacific” was on display during Foreign Minister Taro Kono's first trip to Indonesia.
Japan, Indonesia Strengthen Maritime Ties Amid 60th Anniversary
Japan First? Tokyo Welcomes Malaysia's Repositioning on China
June 21, 2018
Japan First? Tokyo Welcomes Malaysia's Repositioning on China
Mahathir chose Japan for the site of his first visit since retaking the prime minister's office in Malaysia.
Japan First? Tokyo Welcomes Malaysia's Repositioning on China
The Trump-Kim Summit: The View From Japan
June 12, 2018
The Trump-Kim Summit: The View From Japan
Japan remains cautious about North Korea's intentions.
The Trump-Kim Summit: The View From Japan
A Brewing US-Japan Trade War?
June 07, 2018
A Brewing US-Japan Trade War?
Japan is facing the hard truth: even a close alliance doesn't provide protection from Trump's tariffs.
A Brewing US-Japan Trade War?
Abe's Russia Trip Comes to an Underwhelming End
June 01, 2018
Abe's Russia Trip Comes to an Underwhelming End
Japan's prime minister may finally have to give up hope of making progress on a long-standing territorial dispute.
Abe's Russia Trip Comes to an Underwhelming End
Japan's Pacific Island Push
May 24, 2018
Japan's Pacific Island Push
The Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting provided an opportunity for Japan to respond to Chinese influence in the region.
Japan's Pacific Island Push
Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
May 17, 2018
Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
This year's Diplomacy Bluebook shows Japan scrambling to square long-held positions with rapid changes in the region.
Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral (Finally) Meets Again
May 12, 2018
China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral (Finally) Meets Again
After a two-year hiatus, the once-annual forum reconvenes amid rapid developments on the Korean Peninsula.
China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral (Finally) Meets Again
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
May 01, 2018
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
Over the weekend, Moon briefed Abe by telephone about his discussions with Kim.
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
April 26, 2018
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
A professor from Korea University sought to “convey the perspectives from Pyongyang” in a Tokyo press conference.
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
April 20, 2018
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
The two sides hope finding common ground on economic issues can help continue a thaw in relations.
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
Left out of North Korea Summits, Japan Elevates Abduction Issue
March 21, 2018
Left out of North Korea Summits, Japan Elevates Abduction Issue
In a flurry of talks with South Korean and U.S. officials, Japan tries to make sure its interests aren't forgotten.
Left out of North Korea Summits, Japan Elevates Abduction Issue
Fukushima’s Diplomatic Fallout, 7 Years After the Nuclear Disaster
March 14, 2018
Fukushima’s Diplomatic Fallout, 7 Years After the Nuclear Disaster
Japan faces questions from abroad about its handling of the lingering aftereffects of the triple disaster.
Fukushima’s Diplomatic Fallout, 7 Years After the Nuclear Disaster
Japan Helps Explore the Gender Dynamics of Violent Extremism
March 07, 2018
Japan Helps Explore the Gender Dynamics of Violent Extremism
A Tokyo-backed project shines a light on online behavior in four Asia-Pacific countries.
Japan Helps Explore the Gender Dynamics of Violent Extremism
Why Japan Is Rethinking Its Energy Diplomacy
February 28, 2018
Why Japan Is Rethinking Its Energy Diplomacy
The foreign minister's advisory panel on climate change is a wake-up call for Japan.
Why Japan Is Rethinking Its Energy Diplomacy
German President: Unity Key to Handling North Korea Crisis
February 21, 2018
German President: Unity Key to Handling North Korea Crisis
Advice from a key figure in the Iran deal is in keeping with the Japanese government's approach.
German President: Unity Key to Handling North Korea Crisis
Will 2018 Really Be a Breakthrough Year in Japan-Russia ties?
February 14, 2018
Will 2018 Really Be a Breakthrough Year in Japan-Russia ties?
Despite Shinzo Abe's optimism, analysts predict more of the same in Japan-Russia relations this year.
Will 2018 Really Be a Breakthrough Year in Japan-Russia ties?
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