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To Create an Immigrant-Friendly Japan, Start with Education Reform
September 09, 2019
To Create an Immigrant-Friendly Japan, Start with Education Reform
The conformity that is encouraged in Japanese schools shapes a social consciousness that is suspicious of outsiders.
To Create an Immigrant-Friendly Japan, Start with Education Reform
Japan Open for Bets on Hosting Mega Casino Resorts
September 06, 2019
Japan Open for Bets on Hosting Mega Casino Resorts
Since the legalization of casinos in Japan, the battle to attract global casino operators continues amidst divided residents and business communities.
Japan Open for Bets on Hosting Mega Casino Resorts
Making Sense of Japan’s Approach to Russia
September 05, 2019
Making Sense of Japan’s Approach to Russia
A diplomatic breakthrough is unlikely, but there is value in talking.
Making Sense of Japan’s Approach to Russia
What Are Japan’s ‘Sanctions’ on South Korea?
September 04, 2019
What Are Japan’s ‘Sanctions’ on South Korea?
It is time for a clear-eyed look at the facts.
What Are Japan’s ‘Sanctions’ on South Korea?
Japan’s Disappointing G7 Summit
August 28, 2019
Japan’s Disappointing G7 Summit
The grouping seems less and less inclined to take up concerns related to East Asia, adding to Japan’s disillusionment.
Japan’s Disappointing G7 Summit
Why Japan Can’t Fail ‘Womenomics’ in Cybersecurity
August 23, 2019
Why Japan Can’t Fail ‘Womenomics’ in Cybersecurity
The talent gap in cybersecurity is exacerbated by low numbers of women in the field.
Why Japan Can’t Fail ‘Womenomics’ in Cybersecurity
Japanese Students Call out Universities Over Lagging Attitudes Toward Sex Crimes
August 22, 2019
Japanese Students Call out Universities Over Lagging Attitudes Toward Sex Crimes
Students ramp up pressure on universities to address sexual violence during job hunting.
Japanese Students Call out Universities Over Lagging Attitudes Toward Sex Crimes
On Iran, Japan Faces a Difficult Decision
August 20, 2019
On Iran, Japan Faces a Difficult Decision
Tokyo is pulled in several different directions when considering whether to join a U.S.-led coalition in the Strait of Hormuz.
On Iran, Japan Faces a Difficult Decision
Japan Braces for Unprecedented Olympic Gridlock
August 14, 2019
Japan Braces for Unprecedented Olympic Gridlock
Ahead of the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo’s overcrowded transportation networks pose a looming logistical nightmare.
Japan Braces for Unprecedented Olympic Gridlock
Japan in the Russian Arctic
August 07, 2019
Japan in the Russian Arctic
Japan's involvement in Russian LNG projects in the Arctic is a political gamble. Will it pay off?
Japan in the Russian Arctic
Japan’s Upper House Election Results: A Win for Diversity?
August 06, 2019
Japan’s Upper House Election Results: A Win for Diversity?
Despite a record number of female and handicapped candidates winning seats, hurdles remain.
Japan’s Upper House Election Results: A Win for Diversity?
The 2020 Summer Games Can’t Save Japan
August 02, 2019
The 2020 Summer Games Can’t Save Japan
The 2020 Games will wow and stun, but they will be no repeat of 1964.
The 2020 Summer Games Can’t Save Japan
Is Populism Finally Coming to Japan?
July 31, 2019
Is Populism Finally Coming to Japan?
The success of the leftist Reiwa Shinsengumi marks a turning point in Japanese politics.
Is Populism Finally Coming to Japan?
What's Driving Japan's Trade Restrictions on South Korea?
July 29, 2019
What's Driving Japan's Trade Restrictions on South Korea?
The export controls are a policy of last resort from a frustrated Tokyo.
What's Driving Japan's Trade Restrictions on South Korea?
Abe Administration Left Behind on North Korea
July 26, 2019
Abe Administration Left Behind on North Korea
The Japanese government has limited options for dealing with its bellicose neighbor.
Abe Administration Left Behind on North Korea
What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP
July 26, 2019
What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP
The results were an indication of ballot box strength, but Abe's pending Cabinet reshuffle will be equally telling.
What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP
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