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Japan’s New Housing Policy to Reduce Abandoned Homes Falls Below National Target
September 26, 2019

Japan’s New Housing Policy to Reduce Abandoned Homes Falls Below National Target

By Thisanka Siripala
As aging Japan tries to reduce the number of empty houses through a subsidized housing initiative, the plan has been met with disinterest.
Japan Considering Dumping Radioactive Water Into Pacific Ocean
September 21, 2019

Japan Considering Dumping Radioactive Water Into Pacific Ocean

By Thisanka Siripala
Lawmakers attempt to justify releasing contaminated water stored at Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.

Nuclear Power in the New Abe Cabinet
September 20, 2019

Nuclear Power in the New Abe Cabinet

By Tom Corben
The latest reshuffle was notable for several reasons, but not least for bringing nuclear power back into the spotlight.

Can the Japan Self-Defense Force Age Gracefully?
September 18, 2019

Can the Japan Self-Defense Force Age Gracefully?

By Yoshimitsu Sato
How the JSDF should adapt to a shrinking population and an aging society in Japan.

Japan’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle Plagued by Bribery Scandal
September 18, 2019

Japan’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle Plagued by Bribery Scandal

By Thisanka Siripala
The ruling party’s cabinet reshuffle has been overshadowed by a cash for influence scandal.
Deadly Yokohama Train Crash Points to Overburdened Rail Crossings
September 11, 2019

Deadly Yokohama Train Crash Points to Overburdened Rail Crossings

By Thisanka Siripala
A fatal train collision has sparked renewed concern over the state of rail crossing safety in Japan's urban areas.

To Create an Immigrant-Friendly Japan, Start with Education Reform
September 09, 2019

To Create an Immigrant-Friendly Japan, Start with Education Reform

By Asia Dobbs
The conformity that is encouraged in Japanese schools shapes a social consciousness that is suspicious of outsiders.
Japan Open for Bets on Hosting Mega Casino Resorts
September 06, 2019

Japan Open for Bets on Hosting Mega Casino Resorts

By Thisanka Siripala
Since the legalization of casinos in Japan, the battle to attract global casino operators continues amidst divided residents and business communities.

Making Sense of Japan’s Approach to Russia
September 05, 2019

Making Sense of Japan’s Approach to Russia

By Michito Tsuruoka
A diplomatic breakthrough is unlikely, but there is value in talking.

What Are Japan’s ‘Sanctions’ on South Korea?
September 04, 2019

What Are Japan’s ‘Sanctions’ on South Korea?

By Shin Kawashima
It is time for a clear-eyed look at the facts.

Japan’s Disappointing G7 Summit
August 28, 2019

Japan’s Disappointing G7 Summit

By Mina Pollmann
The grouping seems less and less inclined to take up concerns related to East Asia, adding to Japan’s disillusionment.
Why Japan Can’t Fail ‘Womenomics’ in Cybersecurity
August 23, 2019

Why Japan Can’t Fail ‘Womenomics’ in Cybersecurity

By Mayuko Yatsu
The talent gap in cybersecurity is exacerbated by low numbers of women in the field.

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