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IOC, Tokyo Olympics to Unveil Rule Book for Beating Pandemic
January 27, 2021

IOC, Tokyo Olympics to Unveil Rule Book for Beating Pandemic

By Associated Press
Japanese opinion polls that show 80 percent of those surveyed think the Olympics should be canceled or postponed.

Why Some in Japan Are Still Unsettled About a Biden Administration
January 20, 2021

Why Some in Japan Are Still Unsettled About a Biden Administration

By Carlos Ramirez
The favorable view of Trump’s policy combined with a pessimism of Biden as it relates to Japan is both unfounded and misguided
Japan’s Struggling Single Mothers Expose the Flaws of Womenomics
January 19, 2021

Japan’s Struggling Single Mothers Expose the Flaws of Womenomics

By Thisanka Siripala
As the pandemic exacerbates poverty rates among single mothers, the shortcomings of womenomics reforms are on full display.

Institutionalizing the Quad?
January 19, 2021

Institutionalizing the Quad?

By SATAKE Tomohiko
With an increasingly aggressive China, some argue it is time to institutionalize the security framework.

Japan Urges South Korea to Drop Wartime Compensation Demands
January 19, 2021

Japan Urges South Korea to Drop Wartime Compensation Demands

By Associated Press
A South Korean court's recent ruling is likely to further complicate bilateral relations between the two U.S. allies.

Japan’s Olympic Dreams Remain Hostage to COVID-19 Uncertainty
January 14, 2021

Japan’s Olympic Dreams Remain Hostage to COVID-19 Uncertainty

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s hopes for the postponed Tokyo Olympics are shrouded in doubt as the coronavirus outbreak in the country heads for a worst case scenario.

Japan Aims tor Greater Engagement in Latin America
January 12, 2021

Japan Aims tor Greater Engagement in Latin America

By Astha Chadha
Foreign Minister Motgei’s visit to the region is another manifestation of the Suga administration’s focus.
Revisiting the Obama-Hatoyama Relationship
January 12, 2021

Revisiting the Obama-Hatoyama Relationship

By Gregory Kulacki
A controversy stoked by Obama's recent memoir gives causes to look back at a troubled relationship - and what could have been.

Japan Faces Its Worst COVID-19 Outbreak Yet
January 02, 2021

Japan Faces Its Worst COVID-19 Outbreak Yet

By Thisanka Siripala
Record breaking infections in Tokyo have sparked a sense of impending crisis in the capital’s battle against the coronavirus.

Japan’s New Gender Equality Policy Takes a Step Back
December 31, 2020

Japan’s New Gender Equality Policy Takes a Step Back

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s law requiring married couples to use the same surname has come under the spotlight as a significant obstacle to women’s empowerment.

Abe Apologizes, But Isn’t Charged for Cherry Blossom Scandal
December 25, 2020

Abe Apologizes, But Isn’t Charged for Cherry Blossom Scandal

By Associated Press
Prosecutors investigated whether Abe, his aide and two executives from his political support group had subsidized the party fees in violation of campaign and election funds laws.
Japanese Companies Fall Victim To Unprecedented Wave of Cyber Attacks 
December 23, 2020

Japanese Companies Fall Victim To Unprecedented Wave of Cyber Attacks 

By Thisanka Siripala
The growing invasion of cyberspace from hackers has left Japanese companies scrambling to strengthen cyber security efforts.

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