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China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
April 20, 2018
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
The two sides hope finding common ground on economic issues can help continue a thaw in relations.
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
Japan’s Multi-Layered, Multilateral Strategy
April 18, 2018
Japan’s Multi-Layered, Multilateral Strategy
Tokyo has some work to do to convince the region its strategy is not designed to contain China.
Japan’s Multi-Layered, Multilateral Strategy
The Trump-Abe Summit: More Than Meets the Eye
April 16, 2018
The Trump-Abe Summit: More Than Meets the Eye
Looking beyond short-term crises to the long-term implications for the U.S.-Japan alliance.
The Trump-Abe Summit: More Than Meets the Eye
Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout
April 16, 2018
Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout
The Japanese prime minister's public support continues to dwindle.
Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout
Is This the End for Shinzo Abe?
April 13, 2018
Is This the End for Shinzo Abe?
Widespread political mistrust deepens after new evidence of malpractice in the Moritomo Gakuen land sale scandal.
Is This the End for Shinzo Abe?
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Japan-Taiwan Relations
April 12, 2018
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Japan-Taiwan Relations
Seven years after the disaster and relations are strong, with one exception.
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Japan-Taiwan Relations
Japan and the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration
April 12, 2018
Japan and the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration
The nation is at a new crossroads.
Japan and the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
April 06, 2018
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Despite thawing tensions, Japan remains reluctant to forge ties with North Korea.
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
April 05, 2018
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
How Tokyo can make its way to the North Korean negotiating table.
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy
March 30, 2018
Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy
Japan must demonstrate that its commitment to international law and democratic values is more than just a fig leaf.
Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy
Futenma: ‘The Most Dangerous Base in the World’
March 30, 2018
Futenma: ‘The Most Dangerous Base in the World’
It's time to shut down the Futenma air base in Okinawa, before the unthinkable happens.
Futenma: ‘The Most Dangerous Base in the World’
Fukushima Farms Face an Uphill Battle Building Overseas Market Share
March 29, 2018
Fukushima Farms Face an Uphill Battle Building Overseas Market Share
Lingering safety concerns remain a hurdle to restoring the agriculture sector.
Fukushima Farms Face an Uphill Battle Building Overseas Market Share
What Does Japan Think of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
March 26, 2018
What Does Japan Think of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
A closer look at Tokyo’s views on the agreement and their significance.
What Does Japan Think of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
March 24, 2018
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Tokyo has serious concerns about the U.S.-North Korea dialogue and also the potential of nuclear war.
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
March 23, 2018
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
The Japanese prime minister has put serious effort into diplomacy near and far -- but will it pay off?
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
Japan Sees Hope for US Metal Duty Exemptions
March 22, 2018
Japan Sees Hope for US Metal Duty Exemptions
On the eve of Trump’s higher steel and aluminium tariffs, Japan’s Trade Minister is pushing grounds for exemptions.
Japan Sees Hope for US Metal Duty Exemptions
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