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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
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November 10, 2018

Forced Labor Court Decision Opens Rift in Japan-South Korea Ties

By Daniel Hurst
Japan wants South Korea to undo a court ruling granting compensation to victims of World War II-era forced labor.
October 30, 2018

Abe, Modi Herald 'Unparalleled Potential' in Japan-India Relations

By Daniel Hurst
The Indian prime minister's visit to Japan saw deepening ties across the board, especially on defense.

October 26, 2018

Abe Wants 'New Era' in China-Japan Relations

By Daniel Hurst
Shinzo Abe's long-awaited trip to China brought a raft of deals, but no major breakthroughs.

October 12, 2018

Facing 'Rising Sun' Flag Row, Japan Withdraws From International Fleet Review

By Daniel Hurst
The dispute once again illustrates the extent to which history plagues modern Japan-South Korea relations.

October 05, 2018

Can Japan Be a Climate Change Leader?

By Daniel Hurst
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe certainly thinks so.
September 27, 2018

At UN, Japan's Abe Defends the Rules-Based Order

By Daniel Hurst
Abe promises to defend free trade while resolving long-standing issues with Japan's neighbors.

September 22, 2018

3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future

By Daniel Hurst
A round-up of the foreign policy challenges facing Japan's prime minister as he enters his final term.
September 14, 2018

Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty

By Daniel Hurst
Accepting Putin's offer would go against long-standing Japanese position on the territorial dispute.

September 08, 2018

Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons

By Daniel Hurst
Speaking at the OPCW, Japan's defense minister emphasized North Korea's other weapons of mass destruction.

August 28, 2018

Japan: North Korea Still Poses ‘Serious and Imminent’ Threat

By Daniel Hurst
Japan's latest Defense White Paper sees “no change” in the evaluation of the threat from North Korea

August 22, 2018

Japan Wants to Spearhead an Arms Control Push in Asia

By Daniel Hurst
Tokyo wants to persuade more Asian countries to join the UN Arms Trade Treaty.
August 18, 2018

Japan Holds Firm Against Nuclear Ban Treaty on Anniversary of Nuclear Bombings

By Daniel Hurst
Shinzo Abe insists that the treaty is unrealistic, but civil society is pushing back.

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