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Japan in the Russian Arctic
August 07, 2019
Japan in the Russian Arctic
Japan's involvement in Russian LNG projects in the Arctic is a political gamble. Will it pay off?
Japan in the Russian Arctic
Japan’s Upper House Election Results: A Win for Diversity?
August 06, 2019
Japan’s Upper House Election Results: A Win for Diversity?
Despite a record number of female and handicapped candidates winning seats, hurdles remain.
Japan’s Upper House Election Results: A Win for Diversity?
The 2020 Summer Games Can’t Save Japan
August 02, 2019
The 2020 Summer Games Can’t Save Japan
The 2020 Games will wow and stun, but they will be no repeat of 1964.
The 2020 Summer Games Can’t Save Japan
Is Populism Finally Coming to Japan?
July 31, 2019
Is Populism Finally Coming to Japan?
The success of the leftist Reiwa Shinsengumi marks a turning point in Japanese politics.
Is Populism Finally Coming to Japan?
What's Driving Japan's Trade Restrictions on South Korea?
July 29, 2019
What's Driving Japan's Trade Restrictions on South Korea?
The export controls are a policy of last resort from a frustrated Tokyo.
What's Driving Japan's Trade Restrictions on South Korea?
Abe Administration Left Behind on North Korea
July 26, 2019
Abe Administration Left Behind on North Korea
The Japanese government has limited options for dealing with its bellicose neighbor.
Abe Administration Left Behind on North Korea
What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP
July 26, 2019
What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP
The results were an indication of ballot box strength, but Abe's pending Cabinet reshuffle will be equally telling.
What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP
Japan Mourns Victims of Deadly Kyoto Animation Arson Attack
July 23, 2019
Japan Mourns Victims of Deadly Kyoto Animation Arson Attack
In the aftermath of Japan’s worst mass killing, tributes pour in from over the world.
Japan Mourns Victims of Deadly Kyoto Animation Arson Attack
Landmark Court Ruling Grants Compensation for Families of Japan’s Former Leprosy Sufferers
July 19, 2019
Landmark Court Ruling Grants Compensation for Families of Japan’s Former Leprosy Sufferers
Families hail ruling as a win in the fight against discrimination 20 years after the government abolished the leprosy segregation policy.
Landmark Court Ruling Grants Compensation for Families of Japan’s Former Leprosy Sufferers
Man Shouting ‘You Die’ Kills 33 at Japan Anime Studio
July 18, 2019
Man Shouting ‘You Die’ Kills 33 at Japan Anime Studio
As yet, there’s no clear motive for the arson attack on Kyoto Animation.
Man Shouting ‘You Die’ Kills 33 at Japan Anime Studio
Japan Prepares for Upper House Elections
July 18, 2019
Japan Prepares for Upper House Elections
In addition to issues like constitutional reform, social questions like disabled and LGBT rights are also in the spotlight.
Japan Prepares for Upper House Elections
Japan’s Rainy Season Raises Fresh Weather Warnings for Torrential Rains
July 15, 2019
Japan’s Rainy Season Raises Fresh Weather Warnings for Torrential Rains
As survivors and bereaved families remember the victims of last year’s floods, residents prepare for another potentially deadly rainy season.
Japan’s Rainy Season Raises Fresh Weather Warnings for Torrential Rains
In First, Japanese Space Probe Collects Underground Samples From Asteroid
July 12, 2019
In First, Japanese Space Probe Collects Underground Samples From Asteroid
Japan says its Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully landed on the asteroid and obtained soil samples.
In First, Japanese Space Probe Collects Underground Samples From Asteroid
Japan's Aegis Ashore System Hits a Roadblock: Domestic Politics
July 09, 2019
Japan's Aegis Ashore System Hits a Roadblock: Domestic Politics
Local opposition, and a poorly handled government explanation, have delayed deployment of the new systems.
Japan's Aegis Ashore System Hits a Roadblock: Domestic Politics
Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
July 09, 2019
Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
Tensions between Tokyo and Seoul show no signs of easing, with a political trade war escalating over historic grievances.
Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?
July 01, 2019
Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?
Evaluating PM Abe’s sideline diplomacy and Japan’s pursuit of previously stated goals.
Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?
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