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Plotting Japan's Energy Future
July 12, 2018
Plotting Japan's Energy Future
Japan confirms role of renewables and nuclear as the 5th Strategic Energy Plan is approved by the Japanese Cabinet.
Plotting Japan's Energy Future
With North Korea Thaw, Japan Downgrades Missile Alert Level
July 11, 2018
With North Korea Thaw, Japan Downgrades Missile Alert Level
The announcement contrasts with long-term moves to increase Japan's missile defense capabilities.
With North Korea Thaw, Japan Downgrades Missile Alert Level
Torrential Rain Devastates West Japan With Mounting Death Toll
July 10, 2018
Torrential Rain Devastates West Japan With Mounting Death Toll
Recovery operations are underway after Japan’s worst rain disaster left a trail of unprecedented destruction.
Torrential Rain Devastates West Japan With Mounting Death Toll
After North Korea, Pompeo Visits Japan to Meet With US Allies
July 09, 2018
After North Korea, Pompeo Visits Japan to Meet With US Allies
The abductee issues continues to complicate Japan's approach to North Korea.
After North Korea, Pompeo Visits Japan to Meet With US Allies
How Defending Fishing Groups Factors Into Japan’s Naval Development
July 07, 2018
How Defending Fishing Groups Factors Into Japan’s Naval Development
The Japanese government aims to increase its naval capabilities to address a wide range of threats and risks.
How Defending Fishing Groups Factors Into Japan’s Naval Development
Japanese Universities Make Efforts to Be More LGBT Friendly
July 06, 2018
Japanese Universities Make Efforts to Be More LGBT Friendly
Schools in Japan are taking steps to support equal access to education for LGBT students.
Japanese Universities Make Efforts to Be More LGBT Friendly
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's World Cup Roller Coaster
July 02, 2018
Japan's World Cup Roller Coaster
Japan squeezed through into the World Cup's final 16 thanks to FIFA's "fair play" rules.
Japan's World Cup Roller Coaster
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 Has an Iran Decision to Make
June 29, 2018
Japan Has an Iran Decision to Make
Japan will have to choose how to respond to U.S. demands to cut off Iranian oil imports.
Japan Has an Iran Decision to Make
Can Japan Host a Smoke-Free Olympics?
June 23, 2018
Can Japan Host a Smoke-Free Olympics?
After a fiery political standoff, Japan passes an anti-smoking bill, part of a renewed push ahead of the 2020 Games.
Can Japan Host a Smoke-Free Olympics?
Why Steve Bannon Admires Japan
June 22, 2018
Why Steve Bannon Admires Japan
In Japan, populist and extreme right-wing nationalism has found a home within the political establishment.
Why Steve Bannon Admires Japan
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
Osaka Earthquake: Another Political Test for Abe
June 19, 2018
Osaka Earthquake: Another Political Test for Abe
Japan's second-largest metropolitan area experiences its strongest quake since the 1920s.
Osaka Earthquake: Another Political Test for Abe
Is Abe Cornered by Trump’s Expanding Trade Tariffs?
June 18, 2018
Is Abe Cornered by Trump’s Expanding Trade Tariffs?
U.S. protectionism has sparked tensions with some of its closest Western allies. Japan remains caught in the middle.
Is Abe Cornered by Trump’s Expanding Trade Tariffs?
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
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