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Pelosi Discusses Taiwan Tensions in Japan
August 06, 2022

Pelosi Discusses Taiwan Tensions in Japan

By Mari Yamaguchi
The U.S. House speaker and Japanese Prime Minister Kishida both denounced China’s ongoing military drills near Taiwan, underscoring Japan's security concerns.

Kishida Becomes First Japanese PM to Attend NPT Review Conference
August 05, 2022

Kishida Becomes First Japanese PM to Attend NPT Review Conference

By Mina Pollmann
Kishida's appearance at the review conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons is a sign of his personal interest in nuclear disarmament.
Japan Truckmaker Hino Says Emissions Data Faked for 20 years
August 02, 2022

Japan Truckmaker Hino Says Emissions Data Faked for 20 years

By Yuri Kageyama
Teams that were developing engines knew they couldn't meet targets and felt so pressured they falsified test results.

Tackling Japan’s Inflation Shock
July 30, 2022

Tackling Japan’s Inflation Shock

By Thisanka Siripala
Rising global energy prices are intensifying cost of living pressures and thwarting Japan’s post-COVID economic recovery. 

Japan’s Record-Breaking Summer COVID-19 Surge
July 28, 2022

Japan’s Record-Breaking Summer COVID-19 Surge

By Thisanka Siripala
The government has shifted its focus from prevention to priority treatment for the severely ill amid strains on the healthcare system.

Why Is Abe Shinzo’s State Funeral Stoking Controversy?
July 27, 2022

Why Is Abe Shinzo’s State Funeral Stoking Controversy?

By Jio Kamata
Even in death, the former prime minister remains a polarizing figure.

Japan to Join Indonesia-Hosted Military Exercises for the First Time
July 27, 2022

Japan to Join Indonesia-Hosted Military Exercises for the First Time

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has confirmed that the Japan Self-Defense Forces will participate in next month's Garuda Shield military exercise.
What’s on the Agenda at the Japan-US ‘Economic 2+2’?
July 26, 2022

What’s on the Agenda at the Japan-US ‘Economic 2+2’?

By James L. Schoff
The new forum, which expands the allies’ strategic coordination on economic issues, will have its first high-level meeting this week.

Abe Shinzo’s Towering Legacy in Africa
July 22, 2022

Abe Shinzo’s Towering Legacy in Africa

By Sena Voncujovi
Abe was a trailblazer in strengthening Japan-Africa relations during his tenure from 2012 to 2020. Can Kishida carry on his legacy?

Abe Leaves Behind Complex Legacy in Japan’s Neighborhood
July 22, 2022

Abe Leaves Behind Complex Legacy in Japan’s Neighborhood

By Hemant Adlakha
Much of the West is eulogizing the former Japanese prime minister. In China and South Korea, reactions are far less positive.

Japan Toughens Penalties for Cyberbullying
July 20, 2022

Japan Toughens Penalties for Cyberbullying

By Thisanka Siripala
The government’s crackdown on online abuse has been called out for its legal ambiguity and potential to curb freedom of expression.
Before Abe: A Brief History of Political Assassinations in Japan
July 19, 2022

Before Abe: A Brief History of Political Assassinations in Japan

By Dmitry Filippov
The assassination of a political leader in Japan is rare today, but that wasn't always the case.

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