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Can Japan Boost Its Foreign Students Count to 400,000?

Can Japan Boost Its Foreign Students Count to 400,000?

By Daisuke Akimoto
The Kishida administration has set a lofty goal, even while tightening the regulations for universities that admit international students.

Decoding Japan Foreign Minister Kamikawa’s Tour of Africa, Europe, and South Asia

Decoding Japan Foreign Minister Kamikawa’s Tour of Africa, Europe, and South Asia

By Rishi Gupta
Across this diverse geography, countering Chinese influence is one of Tokyo’s cardinal interests.
Will Izumi Kenta Be Japan’s Next Prime Minister?

Will Izumi Kenta Be Japan’s Next Prime Minister?

By Jio Kamata
A CDP government looks more likely than ever – even if it’s still a low-odds proposition. 

Japan’s PM Kishida Says He Won’t Step Down After LDP’s Defeat in By-elections

Japan’s PM Kishida Says He Won’t Step Down After LDP’s Defeat in By-elections

By Mari Yamaguchi
Sunday’s defeat marks a further setback for Kishida, who will seek reelection as his party’s leader in the fall.

Japan’s AI Diplomacy

Japan’s AI Diplomacy

By Daisuke Akimoto
In order to take a global leadership role in AI regulations and innovation, the Kishida administration must formulate its own legal framework at home. 

Japan and North Korea Need to Start a New Chapter

Japan and North Korea Need to Start a New Chapter

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
Can the leaders of the two countries part ways with their respective predecessors?

Japan’s ‘Grave Concern’ Over New Hong Kong Legislation

Japan’s ‘Grave Concern’ Over New Hong Kong Legislation

By KAWASHIMA Shin
Tokyo is worried about the Safeguarding National Security Bill.
How Likely Is a Japan-North Korea Summit?

How Likely Is a Japan-North Korea Summit?

By Cao Nguyen Khanh Huyen
Unless Japan can truly offer progress on Pyongyang’s vital concerns, a bilateral summit is unlikely to materialize.

Biden-Kishida Summit: The Japan-US Alliance Has Gone Global

Biden-Kishida Summit: The Japan-US Alliance Has Gone Global

By Aamer Madhani and Zeke Miller
The U.S. president praised Japan's growing international clout as the two leaders cemented new areas of cooperation.

The US and Japan’s Mission to Push Next Generation Nuclear Power 

The US and Japan’s Mission to Push Next Generation Nuclear Power 

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan ramps up the joint nuclear power agenda with the U.S. and Philippines, with an eye to deterring regional conflict.

Kishida’s US Visit Highlights Japan’s Growing Role as a Security Provider

Kishida’s US Visit Highlights Japan’s Growing Role as a Security Provider

By Yann Messager
Current industrial and policy evolutions in Japan are at a crucial but wavering intersection for Tokyo’s role as a guarantor of stability in the region at large.
Indians in Japan: Work, Life, and Racism

Indians in Japan: Work, Life, and Racism

By Aniket Singh Chauhan
A 2022 survey revealed that nearly 63 percent of surveyed foreigners in Japan were racially profiled and stopped by the police multiple times.

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