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Japan’s New Pandemic Border Restrictions Disappoint Residents Stranded Abroad
November 25, 2021

Japan’s New Pandemic Border Restrictions Disappoint Residents Stranded Abroad

By Thisanka Siripala
Many foreign residents have had their hopes to enter Japan dashed as new border controls make little impact. 

Will Japan-South Korea Relations Ever Get Back on Track?
November 25, 2021

Will Japan-South Korea Relations Ever Get Back on Track?

By Yuki Tatsumi
There has been a fundamental shift in the dynamics surrounding Japan-South Korea relations, with both sides hardening their approach.
Japan, Vietnam Look to Cyber Defense Against China
November 24, 2021

Japan, Vietnam Look to Cyber Defense Against China

By Mari Yamaguchi
The cybersecurity agreement comes two months after the two countries struck a deal under which Japan will provide defense equipment and technology to Vietnam.

A New Flashpoint in Japan-Korea Relations
November 16, 2021

A New Flashpoint in Japan-Korea Relations

By SAKAMOTO Shigeki
Misgivings over the Korean Supreme Court’s ruling in September 2021.

Japan’s Ambivalent AUKUS Response
November 16, 2021

Japan’s Ambivalent AUKUS Response

By TSURUOKA Michito
Tokyo has been generally welcoming, but not without a feeling of unease.

Japan Prepares for Winter Wave of Infections
November 16, 2021

Japan Prepares for Winter Wave of Infections

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan's deadly summer peak, which brought the health care system to a standstill, has prompted a new coronavirus policy ahead of winter.  

Previewing India-Japan Ties Under PM Kishida
November 10, 2021

Previewing India-Japan Ties Under PM Kishida

By Titli Basu
Back in 2015, then-Foreign Minister Kishida helped shaped the India-Japan Indo-Pacific Vision 2025. Where do ties stand today?
The Challenges Ahead for Japan’s Kishida Government
November 08, 2021

The Challenges Ahead for Japan’s Kishida Government

By Rupakjyoti Borah
Kishida came to power at a fraught time for Japan, both at home and in its foreign relations.

Japan Pledges Support For Asia-wide Decarbonization
November 06, 2021

Japan Pledges Support For Asia-wide Decarbonization

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan aims to lead Asia toward a carbon-free society but failed to commit to a turn away from fossil fuel projects. 

Japan’s Ruling LDP Wins Outright Majority in General Election
November 02, 2021

Japan’s Ruling LDP Wins Outright Majority in General Election

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s new prime minister secured a comfortable win in the lower house election, with the opposition suffering a significant defeat.

Japan’s General Election Gives a Rare Chance of Political Change
October 28, 2021

Japan’s General Election Gives a Rare Chance of Political Change

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s opposition parties have teamed up, but will it be enough to bring about a change in government?
Japan’s Princess Mako Marries Commoner, Loses Royal Status
October 27, 2021

Japan’s Princess Mako Marries Commoner, Loses Royal Status

By Mari Yamaguchi
The couple will move together to New York to start a new life after facing intense scrutiny and criticism in Japan.

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