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Japan Leader Calls for Greater Military Capability, Spending
October 18, 2021

Japan Leader Calls for Greater Military Capability, Spending

By Mari Yamaguchi
Kishida said Japan's security environment has been rapidly changing.

How Will Japan’s Cybersecurity Posture Impact its Relations With China?
October 16, 2021

How Will Japan’s Cybersecurity Posture Impact its Relations With China?

By Thomas Glucksmann
Japan’s new Kishida government seeks to bolster the national response to cyber threats from China, the country’s largest export market. What could go wrong?      
What Does a Kishida Government Mean for Japan-Russia Economic Relations?
October 14, 2021

What Does a Kishida Government Mean for Japan-Russia Economic Relations?

By Andrei Kozinets and James D.J. Brown
Japan-Russia relations look set for a lull under Prime Minister Kishida. But there are good reason to continue economic cooperation in the Russian Far East.

What Is Kishidanomics?
October 14, 2021

What Is Kishidanomics?

By Daisuke Akimoto and Larissa Stünkel
Can Japan achieve the new prime minister’s plan for income doubling and economic security?

Tokyo’s Recent Earthquake Is a Wake-up Call for Disaster Prevention
October 12, 2021

Tokyo’s Recent Earthquake Is a Wake-up Call for Disaster Prevention

By Thisanka Siripala
A strong earthquake in Tokyo last week put the city’s preparedness for a dreaded megaquake under the spotlight.

A Turning Point for Japan-US Climate Cooperation? 
October 08, 2021

A Turning Point for Japan-US Climate Cooperation? 

By Florentine Koppenborg and Ulv Hanssen
Biden needs to put more pressure on Japan to abandon coal.

Japan’s Kishida: A Dove in Hawk’s Clothing?
October 07, 2021

Japan’s Kishida: A Dove in Hawk’s Clothing?

By John Nilsson-Wright
The new Japanese prime minister will find it a challenge to unite his divided party while also winning the confidence of an increasingly skeptical electorate.
Japan PM Kishida’s New Ministry and the Legacy of Abenomics 
October 06, 2021

Japan PM Kishida’s New Ministry and the Legacy of Abenomics 

By Thisanka Siripala
While Kishida retains many of his predecessor's economic policies, his mission to reduce income disparities represents a fresh take on economic security.

Will Japan’s Kishida Take Relations With the Koreas in a New Direction?
October 05, 2021

Will Japan’s Kishida Take Relations With the Koreas in a New Direction?

By Jason Bartlett
Kishida looks likely to maintain a typical Japanese approach to the two Koreas.

Japan’s New PM to Seek Fresh Mandate to Handle Virus, Economy
October 05, 2021

Japan’s New PM to Seek Fresh Mandate to Handle Virus, Economy

By Mari Yamaguchi
Kishida said he would dissolve the lower house next week in preparation for October 31 elections.

Japan’s Position on the CPTPP Applications of China and Taiwan
October 03, 2021

Japan’s Position on the CPTPP Applications of China and Taiwan

By KAWASHIMA Shin
With some bold yet skillful diplomacy, Japan’s next government has a real diplomatic opportunity.
Is Japan’s New LDP Leader a Victory for the Party Establishment or a Risk?
October 01, 2021

Is Japan’s New LDP Leader a Victory for the Party Establishment or a Risk?

By Thisanka Siripala
Kishida Fumio won the ruling party’s leadership election to become Japan’s next prime minister despite widespread public support for runner up Kono Taro.

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