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Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces Take to the Waves
August 16, 2018
Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces Take to the Waves
The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARBD) is set up to conduct landing operations to retake Japanese territory.
Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces Take to the Waves
Japan: 5 Things to Watch in the Next LDP Presidential Election
August 14, 2018
Japan: 5 Things to Watch in the Next LDP Presidential Election
Don't dismiss the upcoming LDP elections as a done deal. Here are five things to pay attention to as the election approaches.
Japan: 5 Things to Watch in the Next LDP Presidential Election
Tokyo Medical University Admits To Capping Female Admissions
August 11, 2018
Tokyo Medical University Admits To Capping Female Admissions
An internal probe reveals rampant score rigging on medical entrance exams to restrain the number of female doctors.
Tokyo Medical University Admits To Capping Female Admissions
Okinawa Governor’s Death Marks the End of an Era for Anti-US Base Movement
August 09, 2018
Okinawa Governor’s Death Marks the End of an Era for Anti-US Base Movement
With the death of Governor Onaga, will a new political consensus emerge on the Futenma relocation question?
Okinawa Governor’s Death Marks the End of an Era for Anti-US Base Movement
Can the 2020 Olympics Push a Rethink of Japan's Counterterrorism Strategy?
August 08, 2018
Can the 2020 Olympics Push a Rethink of Japan's Counterterrorism Strategy?
A new terrorism center suggests that Japan may finally be getting serious about the potential for attacks at home.
Can the 2020 Olympics Push a Rethink of Japan's Counterterrorism Strategy?
No Closer to an Abe-Kim Summit
August 07, 2018
No Closer to an Abe-Kim Summit
No signs that an Abe-Kim summit is forthcoming—for now.
No Closer to an Abe-Kim Summit
Naval Cooperation Highlights Japan-UK 'Global Security Partnership'
August 07, 2018
Naval Cooperation Highlights Japan-UK 'Global Security Partnership'
A British warship is helping conduct surveillance designed to enforce UN sanctions on North Korea.
Naval Cooperation Highlights Japan-UK 'Global Security Partnership'
Japan’s Upper House Electoral Reform Sparks Democracy Debate
August 04, 2018
Japan’s Upper House Electoral Reform Sparks Democracy Debate
The latest electoral reforms are criticized for serving vested party interests.
Japan’s Upper House Electoral Reform Sparks Democracy Debate
Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
August 04, 2018
Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
In 1998, Japan and South Korea agreed to “build a future-oriented relationship based on reconciliation.” What went wrong?
Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?
August 01, 2018
Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?
Despite his scandals, Abe is well-positioned win the LDP's presidential election this fall.
Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?
Liberal Gender Equality Bill Passed in Conservative Japan
July 30, 2018
Liberal Gender Equality Bill Passed in Conservative Japan
Voters must now step up to address Japan's political gender gap.
Liberal Gender Equality Bill Passed in Conservative Japan
Shinzo Abe's North Korea Dilemma
July 28, 2018
Shinzo Abe's North Korea Dilemma
Domestic political calculations, not national interest, are behind Abe's approach to North Korea.
Shinzo Abe's North Korea Dilemma
Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?
July 28, 2018
Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?
Controversy has surrounded Japanese Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso ever since he entered politics.
Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?
German Foreign Minister Wants to Forge ‘Alliance of Multilateralists’ With Japan
July 27, 2018
German Foreign Minister Wants to Forge ‘Alliance of Multilateralists’ With Japan
Heiko Maas calls for the countries to cooperate against threats from North Korea, Russia, China -- and the U.S.
German Foreign Minister Wants to Forge ‘Alliance of Multilateralists’ With Japan
After 5-Year-Old's Death, Japan to Boost Child Abuse Prevention Measures
July 25, 2018
After 5-Year-Old's Death, Japan to Boost Child Abuse Prevention Measures
A surge in the number of child abuse cases has exposed a series of systematic failures from child welfare agencies.
After 5-Year-Old's Death, Japan to Boost Child Abuse Prevention Measures
Japan, EU Display Solidarity in the Face of US Friction
July 19, 2018
Japan, EU Display Solidarity in the Face of US Friction
Their new FTA is “of enormous strategic importance for the rules-based international order,” says the European Council president.
Japan, EU Display Solidarity in the Face of US Friction
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