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After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?
September 23, 2018
After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?
After a sweeping victory against a rival LDP member, Abe secures a new 3 year term as party leader -- and prime minister.
After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
September 22, 2018
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
A round-up of the foreign policy challenges facing Japan's prime minister as he enters his final term.
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
Japan Loses Bid to Reinstate Commercial Whaling
September 15, 2018
Japan Loses Bid to Reinstate Commercial Whaling
After a week of heated debate, Japan’s proposal to legalize whaling has been rejected by the International Whaling Commission.
Japan Loses Bid to Reinstate Commercial Whaling
Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
September 14, 2018
Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
Accepting Putin's offer would go against long-standing Japanese position on the territorial dispute.
Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
Japan’s Latest Deadly Earthquake Buries Scores Alive
September 08, 2018
Japan’s Latest Deadly Earthquake Buries Scores Alive
Just days after “National Disaster Prevention Day,” a powerful earthquake jolted Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.
Japan’s Latest Deadly Earthquake Buries Scores Alive
Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons
September 08, 2018
Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons
Speaking at the OPCW, Japan's defense minister emphasized North Korea's other weapons of mass destruction.
Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons
Japan Doesn't Need to Compete With China's Belt and Road
September 07, 2018
Japan Doesn't Need to Compete With China's Belt and Road
Chinese and Japanese infrastructure initiatives should not be viewed as out-and-out rivals.
Japan Doesn't Need to Compete With China's Belt and Road
Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
September 06, 2018
Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
In uncertain times, Japan will have to invest more energy in a long-standing partnership.
Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
Japan Heads for the Moon
September 01, 2018
Japan Heads for the Moon
The government and local startups are racing to get the first Japanese technology to the moon.
Japan Heads for the Moon
Japan Eyes Sri Lanka’s Deep Water Port of Trincomalee
August 31, 2018
Japan Eyes Sri Lanka’s Deep Water Port of Trincomalee
Anxiety over China’s growing maritime influence drives Japanese, Indian, and U.S. interests in Sri Lanka's ports.
Japan Eyes Sri Lanka’s Deep Water Port of Trincomalee
Japan: North Korea Still Poses ‘Serious and Imminent’ Threat
August 28, 2018
Japan: North Korea Still Poses ‘Serious and Imminent’ Threat
Japan's latest Defense White Paper sees “no change” in the evaluation of the threat from North Korea
Japan: North Korea Still Poses ‘Serious and Imminent’ Threat
Japan’s Government Investigated for Cheating Disability Hiring Quotas
August 25, 2018
Japan’s Government Investigated for Cheating Disability Hiring Quotas
The government is under fire for fudging the number of disabled employees while calling on companies to hire more people with disabilities. 
Japan’s Government Investigated for Cheating Disability Hiring Quotas
Japan Wants to Spearhead an Arms Control Push in Asia
August 22, 2018
Japan Wants to Spearhead an Arms Control Push in Asia
Tokyo wants to persuade more Asian countries to join the UN Arms Trade Treaty.
Japan Wants to Spearhead an Arms Control Push in Asia
What to Watch in the Okinawa Governor's Election
August 22, 2018
What to Watch in the Okinawa Governor's Election
The governor's race will have major ramifications for the long-stalled Futenma relocation project.
What to Watch in the Okinawa Governor's Election
Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
August 18, 2018
Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
Emperor Akihito, known for his emphasis on reconciliation and peace, gave his last speech at Japan’s annual ceremony for WWII dead.
Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
Japan Holds Firm Against Nuclear Ban Treaty on Anniversary of Nuclear Bombings
August 18, 2018
Japan Holds Firm Against Nuclear Ban Treaty on Anniversary of Nuclear Bombings
Shinzo Abe insists that the treaty is unrealistic, but civil society is pushing back.
Japan Holds Firm Against Nuclear Ban Treaty on Anniversary of Nuclear Bombings
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