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Facing 'Rising Sun' Flag Row, Japan Withdraws From International Fleet Review
October 12, 2018
Facing 'Rising Sun' Flag Row, Japan Withdraws From International Fleet Review
The dispute once again illustrates the extent to which history plagues modern Japan-South Korea relations.
Facing 'Rising Sun' Flag Row, Japan Withdraws From International Fleet Review
Japan's Africa Outreach: Why China Should Pay Attention
October 10, 2018
Japan's Africa Outreach: Why China Should Pay Attention
Japan has a long, albeit low-key, history of high-quality infrastructure projects in African countries.
Japan's Africa Outreach: Why China Should Pay Attention
Japan’s New Okinawa Governor Sets Tough Anti-US Military Agenda
October 07, 2018
Japan’s New Okinawa Governor Sets Tough Anti-US Military Agenda
Denny Tamaki’s opposition to the U.S. military presence in Okinawa adds a new chapter to the Futenma relocation dispute. 
Japan’s New Okinawa Governor Sets Tough Anti-US Military Agenda
Can Japan Be a Climate Change Leader?
October 05, 2018
Can Japan Be a Climate Change Leader?
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe certainly thinks so.
Can Japan Be a Climate Change Leader?
Flying High: Japan Strengthens African Ties
October 02, 2018
Flying High: Japan Strengthens African Ties
Japanese investment in Africa naturally invites comparison with the activities of China in the same region.
Flying High: Japan Strengthens African Ties
Japan Holds Off US Auto Tariffs. But at What Cost to Farmers?
September 29, 2018
Japan Holds Off US Auto Tariffs. But at What Cost to Farmers?
In an effort to spare Japan’s auto industry from U.S. tariffs, Abe launched bilateral trade negotiations with Trump in New York.
Japan Holds Off US Auto Tariffs. But at What Cost to Farmers?
At UN, Japan's Abe Defends the Rules-Based Order
September 27, 2018
At UN, Japan's Abe Defends the Rules-Based Order
Abe promises to defend free trade while resolving long-standing issues with Japan's neighbors.
At UN, Japan's Abe Defends the Rules-Based Order
After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?
September 23, 2018
After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?
After a sweeping victory against a rival LDP member, Abe secures a new 3 year term as party leader -- and prime minister.
After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
September 22, 2018
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
A round-up of the foreign policy challenges facing Japan's prime minister as he enters his final term.
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
Japan Loses Bid to Reinstate Commercial Whaling
September 15, 2018
Japan Loses Bid to Reinstate Commercial Whaling
After a week of heated debate, Japan’s proposal to legalize whaling has been rejected by the International Whaling Commission.
Japan Loses Bid to Reinstate Commercial Whaling
Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
September 14, 2018
Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
Accepting Putin's offer would go against long-standing Japanese position on the territorial dispute.
Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
Japan’s Latest Deadly Earthquake Buries Scores Alive
September 08, 2018
Japan’s Latest Deadly Earthquake Buries Scores Alive
Just days after “National Disaster Prevention Day,” a powerful earthquake jolted Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.
Japan’s Latest Deadly Earthquake Buries Scores Alive
Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons
September 08, 2018
Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons
Speaking at the OPCW, Japan's defense minister emphasized North Korea's other weapons of mass destruction.
Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons
Japan Doesn't Need to Compete With China's Belt and Road
September 07, 2018
Japan Doesn't Need to Compete With China's Belt and Road
Chinese and Japanese infrastructure initiatives should not be viewed as out-and-out rivals.
Japan Doesn't Need to Compete With China's Belt and Road
Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
September 06, 2018
Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
In uncertain times, Japan will have to invest more energy in a long-standing partnership.
Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
Japan Heads for the Moon
September 01, 2018
Japan Heads for the Moon
The government and local startups are racing to get the first Japanese technology to the moon.
Japan Heads for the Moon
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