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In First, Japanese Space Probe Collects Underground Samples From Asteroid
July 12, 2019
In First, Japanese Space Probe Collects Underground Samples From Asteroid
Japan says its Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully landed on the asteroid and obtained soil samples.
In First, Japanese Space Probe Collects Underground Samples From Asteroid
Japan's Aegis Ashore System Hits a Roadblock: Domestic Politics
July 09, 2019
Japan's Aegis Ashore System Hits a Roadblock: Domestic Politics
Local opposition, and a poorly handled government explanation, have delayed deployment of the new systems.
Japan's Aegis Ashore System Hits a Roadblock: Domestic Politics
Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
July 09, 2019
Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
Tensions between Tokyo and Seoul show no signs of easing, with a political trade war escalating over historic grievances.
Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?
July 01, 2019
Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?
Evaluating PM Abe’s sideline diplomacy and Japan’s pursuit of previously stated goals.
Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?
Report: Japan’s Public Pension Fund Not Enough to Cover Post-Retirement Needs
June 27, 2019
Report: Japan’s Public Pension Fund Not Enough to Cover Post-Retirement Needs
The government rejected the report's findings, but the public is up in arms over the pension scare.
Report: Japan’s Public Pension Fund Not Enough to Cover Post-Retirement Needs
Japanese Women Campaign Against Mandatory High Heels
June 24, 2019
Japanese Women Campaign Against Mandatory High Heels
A controversy surrounding women being forced to wear high heels at work has exploded into a new #KuToo protest movement.
Japanese Women Campaign Against Mandatory High Heels
In Run-up to G-20 Summit, Japan Eyes Plastic Waste Problem
June 21, 2019
In Run-up to G-20 Summit, Japan Eyes Plastic Waste Problem
A ministerial meeting focused on marine plastic waste and other environmental issues.
In Run-up to G-20 Summit, Japan Eyes Plastic Waste Problem
What Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Accomplish in Iran?
June 14, 2019
What Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Accomplish in Iran?
Abe’s effort at playing the middle man between Washington and Tehran yielded no immediate results.
What Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Accomplish in Iran?
Japan, South Korea Attempt to Push Forward Military Cooperation
June 12, 2019
Japan, South Korea Attempt to Push Forward Military Cooperation
A trilateral meeting of the Japanese, Korean, and U.S. defense ministers was a small step forward amid icy Japan-South Korea relations.
Japan, South Korea Attempt to Push Forward Military Cooperation
Shinzo Abe Heads to Tehran: What’s on the Agenda?
June 11, 2019
Shinzo Abe Heads to Tehran: What’s on the Agenda?
Deescalation between the United States and Iran is in Tokyo’s interest.
Shinzo Abe Heads to Tehran: What’s on the Agenda?
Japan’s Police Struggle to Curb a Sharp Increase in Cannabis Use 
June 11, 2019
Japan’s Police Struggle to Curb a Sharp Increase in Cannabis Use 
Despite harsh laws, celebrities embroiled in high-profile marijuana convictions highlight a new generation of social acceptance.
Japan’s Police Struggle to Curb a Sharp Increase in Cannabis Use 
Is Human Trafficking in Japan Coming to an End?
June 08, 2019
Is Human Trafficking in Japan Coming to an End?
Pressure from the international community prompts a look at Japan’s prevention and eradication measures.
Is Human Trafficking in Japan Coming to an End?
Japan Arrests 7 Chinese Suspects in Record Drug Smuggling Bust
June 05, 2019
Japan Arrests 7 Chinese Suspects in Record Drug Smuggling Bust
In just one seizure, Japanese authorities found enough drugs to match the usual annual total.
Japan Arrests 7 Chinese Suspects in Record Drug Smuggling Bust
Japan’s Peacebuilding Prowess: The Case of Marawi City
June 01, 2019
Japan’s Peacebuilding Prowess: The Case of Marawi City
It’s time for a new brand of diplomacy for Japan’s new era. Rebuilding Marawi in the Philippines is a good place to start.
Japan’s Peacebuilding Prowess: The Case of Marawi City
Violent Stabbing Spree Near Tokyo Targets Elementary School Girls, Wounding Scores
May 31, 2019
Violent Stabbing Spree Near Tokyo Targets Elementary School Girls, Wounding Scores
A mass stabbing at a bus stop in west Tokyo leaves Japan reeling.
Violent Stabbing Spree Near Tokyo Targets Elementary School Girls, Wounding Scores
High-Profile Pedestrian Fatalities Point Finger at Japan’s Aging Drivers
May 29, 2019
High-Profile Pedestrian Fatalities Point Finger at Japan’s Aging Drivers
A series of deadly car mishaps across Japan aims a spotlight at elderly drivers and inconsistent road safety policies.
High-Profile Pedestrian Fatalities Point Finger at Japan’s Aging Drivers
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