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Japan’s Defense Ministry Launches Protocol for UFO Sightings
September 18, 2020

Japan’s Defense Ministry Launches Protocol for UFO Sightings

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s Self Defense Force has received instruction on steps to take should a UFO be identified. 

In Japan’s Post-Abe Era, Addressing Political Gender Inequality is Essential
September 17, 2020

In Japan’s Post-Abe Era, Addressing Political Gender Inequality is Essential

By Nick Stores
A more uncertain and competitive political climate could lead to urgently needed quota legislation for female politicians.
Japan Struggles to Secure Radioactive Nuclear Waste Dump Sites
September 15, 2020

Japan Struggles to Secure Radioactive Nuclear Waste Dump Sites

By Thisanka Siripala
A small, aging town grapples with the financial lure of storing radioactive waste underground. 

Abe Shinzo’s Legacy in Japan-Europe Relations
September 14, 2020

Abe Shinzo’s Legacy in Japan-Europe Relations

By Michito Tsuruoka
Mainstreaming Europe in Japan’s foreign policy.

Post-Abe, Vietnam-Japan Relations Have Nowhere to Go But Up
September 11, 2020

Post-Abe, Vietnam-Japan Relations Have Nowhere to Go But Up

By Hanh Nguyen
Whoever succeeds Abe Shinzo, the two nations have ample reasons to widen and deepen their cooperation across a host of domains.

The LDP’s Internal Race to Replace Abe Is Already Sparking Controversy
September 11, 2020

The LDP’s Internal Race to Replace Abe Is Already Sparking Controversy

By Shamshad A. Khan
With the “scaled-down” presidential election, LDP’s intra-party politics comes to the fore.

Abe’s Regional Diplomacy: Results and Limitations
September 10, 2020

Abe’s Regional Diplomacy: Results and Limitations

By Mie Oba
Broad regional trends ultimately constrained an active foreign policy.
Japan’s Departing PM Abe Shinzo Spurs Political Chaos and Mixed Reactions on Political Legacy
September 04, 2020

Japan’s Departing PM Abe Shinzo Spurs Political Chaos and Mixed Reactions on Political Legacy

By Thisanka Siripala
The sudden mid-term resignation of Japan’s prime minister creates confusion amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 and Japan’s Mysterious ‘Night City’ District 
September 02, 2020

COVID-19 and Japan’s Mysterious ‘Night City’ District 

By Yusaku Yoshikawa
A new buzzword to describe red-light districts has been cropping up in official comments designed to give the impression that the pandemic is contained to certain areas.

China, Japan and a Critical ‘Best Before’ Date
August 30, 2020

China, Japan and a Critical ‘Best Before’ Date

By Shin Kawashima
A May 2018 teleconference set a new tone. But for how long?

How Japan’s Universal Health Care System Led to COVID-19 Success
August 28, 2020

How Japan’s Universal Health Care System Led to COVID-19 Success

By Haruka Sakamoto, Yosuke Kita, and Satoshi Ezoe
The biggest key to Japan's coronavirus success? Its all-access, no-gatekeeping health care system.
Japan’s Shinzo Abe to Step Down Leaving Behind a Rich Strategic Legacy
August 28, 2020

Japan’s Shinzo Abe to Step Down Leaving Behind a Rich Strategic Legacy

By Abhijnan Rej
Abe’s penchant for thinking big has helped shape the Indo-Pacific.

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