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Japan and Norway: Elevated Economic, Geopolitical and Gender Equality Cooperation on the Horizon
February 16, 2018
Japan and Norway: Elevated Economic, Geopolitical and Gender Equality Cooperation on the Horizon
Bilateral ties between Tokyo and Oslo are set to converge, with multiple areas for cooperation.
Japan and Norway: Elevated Economic, Geopolitical and Gender Equality Cooperation on the Horizon
Will 2018 Really Be a Breakthrough Year in Japan-Russia ties?
February 14, 2018
Will 2018 Really Be a Breakthrough Year in Japan-Russia ties?
Despite Shinzo Abe's optimism, analysts predict more of the same in Japan-Russia relations this year.
Will 2018 Really Be a Breakthrough Year in Japan-Russia ties?
Dokdo or Takeshima? Japan and South Korea Reopen Territorial Row Ahead of Olympic Games
February 07, 2018
Dokdo or Takeshima? Japan and South Korea Reopen Territorial Row Ahead of Olympic Games
Japan lodges protest over Inter-Korean Winter Olympic Unification Flag.
Dokdo or Takeshima? Japan and South Korea Reopen Territorial Row Ahead of Olympic Games
Japan's Prime Minister Seeks 'Broad-Based Agreement' on Constitutional Revision
January 31, 2018
Japan's Prime Minister Seeks 'Broad-Based Agreement' on Constitutional Revision
Abe makes a fresh attempt to reform Japan's pacifist constitution.
Japan's Prime Minister Seeks 'Broad-Based Agreement' on Constitutional Revision
Abe Will Go to PyeongChang, Despite Japan-South Korea Tensions
January 25, 2018
Abe Will Go to PyeongChang, Despite Japan-South Korea Tensions
Abe will make a statement on the "comfort women" issue while in South Korea.
Abe Will Go to PyeongChang, Despite Japan-South Korea Tensions
Japan, Australia Step Up Defense Cooperation
January 23, 2018
Japan, Australia Step Up Defense Cooperation
The two countries share similar regional visions on security and trade issues.
Japan, Australia Step Up Defense Cooperation
What Was Japan's Prime Minister Doing in Eastern Europe?
January 18, 2018
What Was Japan's Prime Minister Doing in Eastern Europe?
Shinzo Abe strengthens diplomatic and business ties with Baltic and Eastern European nations.
What Was Japan's Prime Minister Doing in Eastern Europe?
Japan’s Strategy in the Donald Trump Era
January 16, 2018
Japan’s Strategy in the Donald Trump Era
How might Tokyo deal with a tilt towards isolationism in the U.S.?
Japan’s Strategy in the Donald Trump Era
Japan Unimpressed by Inter-Korean Talks
January 12, 2018
Japan Unimpressed by Inter-Korean Talks
Despite signs of a thaw in inter-Korea relations, Japan's Abe continues to stress the need for national defense.
Japan Unimpressed by Inter-Korean Talks
The Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Survives (Barely)   
January 11, 2018
The Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Survives (Barely)   
After months of speculation, Moon's administration decides to keep to the 2015 agreement.
The Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Survives (Barely)   
Japan's Delicate Geopolitical Balancing Act in 2018
January 10, 2018
Japan's Delicate Geopolitical Balancing Act in 2018
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will have to balance competing priorities in the year ahead.
Japan's Delicate Geopolitical Balancing Act in 2018
Abe Vows to Achieve Major Improvement in Sino-Japan Relations in 2018
January 09, 2018
Abe Vows to Achieve Major Improvement in Sino-Japan Relations in 2018
This year marks the 40th anniversary of a peace and friendship treaty between China and Japan.
Abe Vows to Achieve Major Improvement in Sino-Japan Relations in 2018
Japan's North Korean Diaspora
January 05, 2018
Japan's North Korean Diaspora
The past, present, and future of Chongryon, the pro-North Korea group based in Japan.
Japan's North Korean Diaspora
TPP Sows Fear in Japan's Agriculture Industry
January 05, 2018
TPP Sows Fear in Japan's Agriculture Industry
As the resurrected TPP moves forward, Japanese consumer groups and farmers fear the effects.
TPP Sows Fear in Japan's Agriculture Industry
Japan’s Births and Marriages Spiral to Record Low
January 04, 2018
Japan’s Births and Marriages Spiral to Record Low
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to address the issue of an aging society, but the data is not encouraging.
Japan’s Births and Marriages Spiral to Record Low
Japan's Defense Policy Decisions in 2018
January 03, 2018
Japan's Defense Policy Decisions in 2018
How will Japan make the most of a limited defense budget amid rising threats?
Japan's Defense Policy Decisions in 2018
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