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Japan-South Korea Rupture Shakes Political Balance in Northeast Asia
February 19, 2019
Japan-South Korea Rupture Shakes Political Balance in Northeast Asia
A recent maritime incident puts the relationship at a crossroads.
Japan-South Korea Rupture Shakes Political Balance in Northeast Asia
Is This a True Thaw in Sino-Japanese Relations?
February 16, 2019
Is This a True Thaw in Sino-Japanese Relations?
Behind the immediate diplomatic détente, distrust and trust in Sino-Japanese relations remain two sides of the same coin.
Is This a True Thaw in Sino-Japanese Relations?
Japan’s Opportunity to Take a Leadership Role on Climate Change
February 15, 2019
Japan’s Opportunity to Take a Leadership Role on Climate Change
Tokyo has a window of opportunity to lead on climate change at the G-20.
Japan’s Opportunity to Take a Leadership Role on Climate Change
Is Japan Closer to Recognizing Indigenous Ainu Rights?
February 13, 2019
Is Japan Closer to Recognizing Indigenous Ainu Rights?
After more than a century of forced assimilation, the Ainu are set to be recognized as Indigenous for the first time.
Is Japan Closer to Recognizing Indigenous Ainu Rights?
Brexit on the Brain as Germany’s Chancellor Comes to Japan
February 09, 2019
Brexit on the Brain as Germany’s Chancellor Comes to Japan
Trade issues – including the UK’s looming departure from the European Union – topped the agenda for Angela Merkel in Japan.
Brexit on the Brain as Germany’s Chancellor Comes to Japan
A Profound Development in Japan-South Korea Relations
February 06, 2019
A Profound Development in Japan-South Korea Relations
A recent ruling has global implications.
A Profound Development in Japan-South Korea Relations
Japan’s Supreme Court Upholds Surgery as Necessary Step for Official Gender Change
February 05, 2019
Japan’s Supreme Court Upholds Surgery as Necessary Step for Official Gender Change
A law forcing transgender people to remove their reproductive organs before registering a gender change comes under fire. 
Japan’s Supreme Court Upholds Surgery as Necessary Step for Official Gender Change
Japan Calls for Global Consensus on Data Governance
February 02, 2019
Japan Calls for Global Consensus on Data Governance
Noting that “data drives everything,” Shinzo Abe said the Osaka G-20 summit will focus on establishing rules for this new frontier.
Japan Calls for Global Consensus on Data Governance
Will the China-Japan Reset Continue in 2019?
January 31, 2019
Will the China-Japan Reset Continue in 2019?
Both sides are sending positive signals, but the thaw seems increasingly like the calm before the storm.
Will the China-Japan Reset Continue in 2019?
Japan Sees Surge of Foreign Love Scams
January 29, 2019
Japan Sees Surge of Foreign Love Scams
Japanese authorities are warning of the latest risks with a spike in catfishing fraud.
Japan Sees Surge of Foreign Love Scams
Japan, South Korea Foreign Ministers Meet Amid Bilateral Chill
January 26, 2019
Japan, South Korea Foreign Ministers Meet Amid Bilateral Chill
Just before the meeting, South Korea accused Japan of a provocative flight over a Korean destroyer.
Japan, South Korea Foreign Ministers Meet Amid Bilateral Chill
Does Ex-Nissan Chief Carlos Ghosn’s Detainment in Japan Point to Human Rights Abuse?  
January 18, 2019
Does Ex-Nissan Chief Carlos Ghosn’s Detainment in Japan Point to Human Rights Abuse?  
Ghosn’s lengthy detention has been scrutinized by Western media as “hostage justice.” How radical is his treatment in prison?
Does Ex-Nissan Chief Carlos Ghosn’s Detainment in Japan Point to Human Rights Abuse?  
Japan Olympic Committee Chief Faces Criminal Corruption Investigation
January 15, 2019
Japan Olympic Committee Chief Faces Criminal Corruption Investigation
Tokyo’s successful bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics has been marred by a corruption scandal.
Japan Olympic Committee Chief Faces Criminal Corruption Investigation
Japan’s Growing Strategic Footprint in South Asia
January 11, 2019
Japan’s Growing Strategic Footprint in South Asia
The focus on China has overshadowed Japan's increasing presence in the region.
Japan’s Growing Strategic Footprint in South Asia
Japan Slams China for Unauthorized Research Around Okinotori Island
January 08, 2019
Japan Slams China for Unauthorized Research Around Okinotori Island
Japan’s exclusive economic zone around the remote island is being challenged by China again.
Japan Slams China for Unauthorized Research Around Okinotori Island
The Toxic Influence of Japan’s Rural Political Interest Groups
January 05, 2019
The Toxic Influence of Japan’s Rural Political Interest Groups
It’s time to reduce the political influence of Japan’s dwindling rural, primary sector interests.
The Toxic Influence of Japan’s Rural Political Interest Groups
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