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What Was Japan's Prime Minister Doing in Eastern Europe?
January 18, 2018
What Was Japan's Prime Minister Doing in Eastern Europe?
Shinzo Abe strengthens diplomatic and business ties with Baltic and Eastern European nations.
What Was Japan's Prime Minister Doing in Eastern Europe?
Japan’s Strategy in the Donald Trump Era
January 16, 2018
Japan’s Strategy in the Donald Trump Era
How might Tokyo deal with a tilt towards isolationism in the U.S.?
Japan’s Strategy in the Donald Trump Era
Japan Unimpressed by Inter-Korean Talks
January 12, 2018
Japan Unimpressed by Inter-Korean Talks
Despite signs of a thaw in inter-Korea relations, Japan's Abe continues to stress the need for national defense.
Japan Unimpressed by Inter-Korean Talks
The Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Survives (Barely)   
January 11, 2018
The Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Survives (Barely)   
After months of speculation, Moon's administration decides to keep to the 2015 agreement.
The Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Survives (Barely)   
Japan's Delicate Geopolitical Balancing Act in 2018
January 10, 2018
Japan's Delicate Geopolitical Balancing Act in 2018
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will have to balance competing priorities in the year ahead.
Japan's Delicate Geopolitical Balancing Act in 2018
Abe Vows to Achieve Major Improvement in Sino-Japan Relations in 2018
January 09, 2018
Abe Vows to Achieve Major Improvement in Sino-Japan Relations in 2018
This year marks the 40th anniversary of a peace and friendship treaty between China and Japan.
Abe Vows to Achieve Major Improvement in Sino-Japan Relations in 2018
Japan's North Korean Diaspora
January 05, 2018
Japan's North Korean Diaspora
The past, present, and future of Chongryon, the pro-North Korea group based in Japan.
Japan's North Korean Diaspora
TPP Sows Fear in Japan's Agriculture Industry
January 05, 2018
TPP Sows Fear in Japan's Agriculture Industry
As the resurrected TPP moves forward, Japanese consumer groups and farmers fear the effects.
TPP Sows Fear in Japan's Agriculture Industry
Japan’s Births and Marriages Spiral to Record Low
January 04, 2018
Japan’s Births and Marriages Spiral to Record Low
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to address the issue of an aging society, but the data is not encouraging.
Japan’s Births and Marriages Spiral to Record Low
Japan's Defense Policy Decisions in 2018
January 03, 2018
Japan's Defense Policy Decisions in 2018
How will Japan make the most of a limited defense budget amid rising threats?
Japan's Defense Policy Decisions in 2018
Japan Must Not Renegotiate the Comfort Women Agreement
December 30, 2017
Japan Must Not Renegotiate the Comfort Women Agreement
South Korea's Moon Jae-in has domestic political reasons for reopening the agreement.
Japan Must Not Renegotiate the Comfort Women Agreement
Abe Sends Representative to Invite Xi to Japan Again
December 29, 2017
Abe Sends Representative to Invite Xi to Japan Again
Xi Jinping met with a Japanese delegation led by Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of Japan's LDP, in Beijing.
Abe Sends Representative to Invite Xi to Japan Again
Japan’s Nuclear Exports: Risky Business
December 22, 2017
Japan’s Nuclear Exports: Risky Business
A burgeoning nuclear export portfolio carries with it significant risks and responsibilities.
Japan’s Nuclear Exports: Risky Business
What Does Thailand’s New Era of Uncertainty Mean for Japan?
December 16, 2017
What Does Thailand’s New Era of Uncertainty Mean for Japan?
The country’s changing political landscape raises several important questions for relations.
What Does Thailand’s New Era of Uncertainty Mean for Japan?
Japan-China Rail Competition Reaches Britain
December 14, 2017
Japan-China Rail Competition Reaches Britain
Japan’s rail diplomacy moves into a new stage with a joint venture in northwest England, but China may follow.
Japan-China Rail Competition Reaches Britain
What North Korea's ICBM Means for Japan's Defense Planning
December 12, 2017
What North Korea's ICBM Means for Japan's Defense Planning
Japan's defense planning will need to account for the increased threat from North Korea.
What North Korea's ICBM Means for Japan's Defense Planning
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