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Japan’s Defense White Paper Sounds Alarm Over China, North Korea, Russia

Japan’s Defense White Paper Sounds Alarm Over China, North Korea, Russia

By Takahashi Kosuke
A situation similar to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may occur in East Asia, Tokyo warns.

In Okinawa, 2 New Sexual Assault Cases Implicating US Soldiers Fuel Public Anger

In Okinawa, 2 New Sexual Assault Cases Implicating US Soldiers Fuel Public Anger

By Takahashi Kosuke
Unless corrective measures are made, and quickly, the anti-U.S. military base sentiment and movement in Okinawa will grow, damaging Japan-U.S. cooperation at a crucial time.
The Significance of East Asia’s Trilateral Summit

The Significance of East Asia’s Trilateral Summit

By KAWASHIMA Shin
Arguments that it produced no results are misplaced.

Japan’s Decades-long Diplomatic Transformation

Japan’s Decades-long Diplomatic Transformation

By Keikichi Takahashi
Japan’s post Cold War foreign policy evolution stems from emerging threats abroad and political reforms at home. 

The Challenge of Regulating Japan’s Deep-sea Mining Experiment

The Challenge of Regulating Japan’s Deep-sea Mining Experiment

By Alison McCook
As Japan gears up to mine its extended continental shelf, serious questions remain about whether international regulators will be ready. 

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Japan’s Rush to Play Cyber Defense Catchup

Japan’s Rush to Play Cyber Defense Catchup

By Thisanka Siripala
The Japanese government plans to introduce “preemptive” cyber defense as Japanese companies face successive cyber attacks.  

The Missed Opportunity of Japan’s Kishida Fumio

The Missed Opportunity of Japan’s Kishida Fumio

By Jio Kamata
The Japanese leader missed his chance to hold a snap election and cement his power. Now his leadership of both party and country is in jeopardy.
How Will India-Japan Relations Evolve Under Modi 3.0?

How Will India-Japan Relations Evolve Under Modi 3.0?

By Simran Walia
Three interrelated pillars – personal diplomacy, shared values, and strategic convergence – are at the center of the deepening relationship.

Japan’s Birth Rate Falls to a Record Low as the Number of Marriages Also Drops

Japan’s Birth Rate Falls to a Record Low as the Number of Marriages Also Drops

By Mari Yamaguchi
For the eighth straight year, Japan’s birth rate hit a new low, in what the government called a “critical situation.”

Japan, China, South Korea Trilateral Summit Was a Missed Opportunity

Japan, China, South Korea Trilateral Summit Was a Missed Opportunity

By Thisanka Siripala
The three leaders touched base on economic cooperation and trade revitalization, with an eye on reducing regional friction.

What Is Holding Back France-Japan Cooperation?

What Is Holding Back France-Japan Cooperation?

By Guibourg Delamotte
The many shared interests between France and Japan should allow them to be very close partners, yet they are not. Why? 
Japan’s Slush Fund Scandal Intensifies in Diet Discussions

Japan’s Slush Fund Scandal Intensifies in Diet Discussions

By Thisanka Siripala
Political parties clashed over political fundraising reform as lawmakers deliberate on proposals for varying levels of transparency and punishment.

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