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Japan’s COVID-19 Spike Raises Alarm for Elderly and At-Risk Groups 
December 05, 2020

Japan’s COVID-19 Spike Raises Alarm for Elderly and At-Risk Groups 

By Thisanka Siripala
The controversial “Go To” domestic tourism subsidy has come under the microscope for possibly facilitating the nation’s explosion of coronavirus cases.

Japan Spacecraft Approaches Earth to Drop Asteroid Samples
December 05, 2020

Japan Spacecraft Approaches Earth to Drop Asteroid Samples

By Associated Press
The Hayabusa2’s samples are due to arrive home on Sunday, after a year-long journey back from the asteroid Ryugu.
Japan’s ‘Misunderstanding’ About a Biden Administration
November 25, 2020

Japan’s ‘Misunderstanding’ About a Biden Administration

By Shin Kawashima
Japan retains some lingering perceptions of Democratic Party policies on China.

Ex-PM Abe’s Office Investigated Over Cherry Blossom Party Scandal
November 25, 2020

Ex-PM Abe’s Office Investigated Over Cherry Blossom Party Scandal

By Associated Press
A scandal from 2018 continues to dog the former Japanese prime minister.

A Missing Piece in Japan’s Cyber Defense
November 20, 2020

A Missing Piece in Japan’s Cyber Defense

By Eugenio Benincasa
The case for a government process handling “zero day” vulnerability disclosure in Japan.

Australia, Japan to Bolster Defense Ties Amid China’s Rise
November 18, 2020

Australia, Japan to Bolster Defense Ties Amid China’s Rise

By Associated Press
The two nations share dovetailing concerns about Beijing's growing assertiveness in the South and East China Seas.

How Will Japan Reach Its Landmark Zero-Carbon Goal?
November 17, 2020

How Will Japan Reach Its Landmark Zero-Carbon Goal?

By Thisanka Siripala
Decarbonization usually means boosting renewable energy, but Japan is also looking to push nuclear energy.
Assessing the Japan-UK Economic Partnership Agreement
November 17, 2020

Assessing the Japan-UK Economic Partnership Agreement

By Michito Tsuruoka
Trade and beyond

IOC President Says Tokyo Olympic ‘Participants’ Will Be Encouraged to Get Vaccine
November 17, 2020

IOC President Says Tokyo Olympic ‘Participants’ Will Be Encouraged to Get Vaccine

By Associated Press
Thomas Bach made the comment as he tours Japan, seeking to persuade a skeptical Japanese public that it’s safe to hold the Olympics during a pandemic.

Japan’s Prime Minister Meets Top South Korean Official, Raising Hopes for Thaw
November 11, 2020

Japan’s Prime Minister Meets Top South Korean Official, Raising Hopes for Thaw

By Associated Press
PM Suga met with Seoul’s National Intelligence Service director, a rare bilateral exchange amid strained relations.

Nuclear Power and Japan’s 2050 Climate Pledge
November 05, 2020

Nuclear Power and Japan’s 2050 Climate Pledge

By Tom Corben
Japan’s latest carbon-neutrality pledge puts the spotlight on the challenges facing the country’s nuclear power industry.
Southeast Asia and Japan’s Indo-Pacific Vision: What’s Next After Suga’s ASEAN Tour?
October 29, 2020

Southeast Asia and Japan’s Indo-Pacific Vision: What’s Next After Suga’s ASEAN Tour?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The trip raised questions about continuity and change in Japan’s approach to Southeast Asia after Abe.

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