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Prime Minister Suga Says Japan to Go Carbon-Free by 2050
October 27, 2020

Prime Minister Suga Says Japan to Go Carbon-Free by 2050

By Associated Press
Japan's new leader has portrayed the coming shift to green energy as an opportunity rather than a burden.

Japan Sticks to Nuclear Fuel Recycling Plan Despite Plutonium Stockpile
October 21, 2020

Japan Sticks to Nuclear Fuel Recycling Plan Despite Plutonium Stockpile

By Associated Press
Japan now has 45.5 tons of separated plutonium, enough to make about 6,000 atomic bombs.
In Vietnam’s Capital, Japanese PM Pushes Indo-Pacific Vision
October 20, 2020

In Vietnam’s Capital, Japanese PM Pushes Indo-Pacific Vision

By Sebastian Strangio
In building on Japan's complementary interests with Vietnam, Suga has signaled a clear continuity with his precedessor's foreign policy approach.

Japan’s Pragmatic New PM Pushes Abe’s Vision on Southeast Asia Trip
October 19, 2020

Japan’s Pragmatic New PM Pushes Abe’s Vision on Southeast Asia Trip

By Associated Press
As Suga Yoshihide jets off on his first overseas trip as Japan's leader, he is battling a number of controversies at home.

Japan’s Suga Set to Authorize Arms Sales to Vietnam
October 15, 2020

Japan’s Suga Set to Authorize Arms Sales to Vietnam

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Suga is also promising to bolster Japan's economic engagement with Southeast Asian Nations.

Japan’s Approach to Ghana Is a Blueprint for African Development
October 14, 2020

Japan’s Approach to Ghana Is a Blueprint for African Development

By Henri Kouam and Sarmad Ishfaq
Japan’s “tech-centric” development strategy provides an alternative option to the assistance China offers.

The Japan–China Summit Telephone Conference
October 10, 2020

The Japan–China Summit Telephone Conference

By Shin Kawashima
What did the new Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga talk about with his Chinese counterpart?
After Abe, Will Press Freedom Improve in Japan?
October 10, 2020

After Abe, Will Press Freedom Improve in Japan?

By Henry Laurence
New Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide is widely seen as a continuity choice. Will he change course on media freedoms?

How Japan’s Labor Trainee Program Hurts Relations With Vietnam
October 08, 2020

How Japan’s Labor Trainee Program Hurts Relations With Vietnam

By Serena Ford
If Japan intends to keep relations warm with Vietnam, the government needs to scrap the long-troubled TITP, which stands accused of enabling labor rights abuses.

Resetting Japan-Russia Relations
October 07, 2020

Resetting Japan-Russia Relations

By Michito Tsuruoka
Challenges for a new prime minister

Will the Suga Administration Step Up Japan’s Climate Change Leadership?
October 06, 2020

Will the Suga Administration Step Up Japan’s Climate Change Leadership?

By Thisanka Siripala
Without specific decarbonization measures, Japan’s commitment to a post-COVID green recovery remains unclear under the Suga administration.
Is Japan’s Defense Industry in Decline?
October 01, 2020

Is Japan’s Defense Industry in Decline?

By Daisuke Akimoto
Despite worrying indicators, Japan’s defense industry is expected to remain in good health.

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