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Forced Labor Court Decision Opens Rift in Japan-South Korea Ties
November 10, 2018
Forced Labor Court Decision Opens Rift in Japan-South Korea Ties
Japan wants South Korea to undo a court ruling granting compensation to victims of World War II-era forced labor.
Forced Labor Court Decision Opens Rift in Japan-South Korea Ties
Japan’s Belt and Road Balancing Act
November 08, 2018
Japan’s Belt and Road Balancing Act
Japan is engaging in China’s BRI while also hedging its bets through similar initiatives with other partners.
Japan’s Belt and Road Balancing Act
Okinawa’s New Governor Faces First Test: Renewed US Military Base Construction
November 06, 2018
Okinawa’s New Governor Faces First Test: Renewed US Military Base Construction
Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki’s honeymoon period ended abruptly as the central government restarted work on a new U.S. base.
Okinawa’s New Governor Faces First Test: Renewed US Military Base Construction
Ex-TEPCO Executive Downplays Role in Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown
October 31, 2018
Ex-TEPCO Executive Downplays Role in Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown
Three TEPCO leaders are on trial for allegedly delaying tsunami preparation measures.
Ex-TEPCO Executive Downplays Role in Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown
Abe, Modi Herald 'Unparalleled Potential' in Japan-India Relations
October 30, 2018
Abe, Modi Herald 'Unparalleled Potential' in Japan-India Relations
The Indian prime minister's visit to Japan saw deepening ties across the board, especially on defense.
Abe, Modi Herald 'Unparalleled Potential' in Japan-India Relations
Abe Wants 'New Era' in China-Japan Relations
October 26, 2018
Abe Wants 'New Era' in China-Japan Relations
Shinzo Abe's long-awaited trip to China brought a raft of deals, but no major breakthroughs.
Abe Wants 'New Era' in China-Japan Relations
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Cost Blowout Chips Away at Public Trust
October 22, 2018
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Cost Blowout Chips Away at Public Trust
Japan struggles to contain Olympic expenses, while leaving taxpayers in the dark on the full picture.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Cost Blowout Chips Away at Public Trust
Japan’s Famed Tsukiji Fish Market Celebrates New Location
October 15, 2018
Japan’s Famed Tsukiji Fish Market Celebrates New Location
After a two year political saga, the relocation of Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market is finally complete.
Japan’s Famed Tsukiji Fish Market Celebrates New Location
Facing 'Rising Sun' Flag Row, Japan Withdraws From International Fleet Review
October 12, 2018
Facing 'Rising Sun' Flag Row, Japan Withdraws From International Fleet Review
The dispute once again illustrates the extent to which history plagues modern Japan-South Korea relations.
Facing 'Rising Sun' Flag Row, Japan Withdraws From International Fleet Review
Japan's Africa Outreach: Why China Should Pay Attention
October 10, 2018
Japan's Africa Outreach: Why China Should Pay Attention
Japan has a long, albeit low-key, history of high-quality infrastructure projects in African countries.
Japan's Africa Outreach: Why China Should Pay Attention
Japan’s New Okinawa Governor Sets Tough Anti-US Military Agenda
October 07, 2018
Japan’s New Okinawa Governor Sets Tough Anti-US Military Agenda
Denny Tamaki’s opposition to the U.S. military presence in Okinawa adds a new chapter to the Futenma relocation dispute. 
Japan’s New Okinawa Governor Sets Tough Anti-US Military Agenda
Can Japan Be a Climate Change Leader?
October 05, 2018
Can Japan Be a Climate Change Leader?
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe certainly thinks so.
Can Japan Be a Climate Change Leader?
Flying High: Japan Strengthens African Ties
October 02, 2018
Flying High: Japan Strengthens African Ties
Japanese investment in Africa naturally invites comparison with the activities of China in the same region.
Flying High: Japan Strengthens African Ties
Japan Holds Off US Auto Tariffs. But at What Cost to Farmers?
September 29, 2018
Japan Holds Off US Auto Tariffs. But at What Cost to Farmers?
In an effort to spare Japan’s auto industry from U.S. tariffs, Abe launched bilateral trade negotiations with Trump in New York.
Japan Holds Off US Auto Tariffs. But at What Cost to Farmers?
At UN, Japan's Abe Defends the Rules-Based Order
September 27, 2018
At UN, Japan's Abe Defends the Rules-Based Order
Abe promises to defend free trade while resolving long-standing issues with Japan's neighbors.
At UN, Japan's Abe Defends the Rules-Based Order
After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?
September 23, 2018
After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?
After a sweeping victory against a rival LDP member, Abe secures a new 3 year term as party leader -- and prime minister.
After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?
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