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How Japan’s Universal Health Care System Led to COVID-19 Success
August 28, 2020

How Japan’s Universal Health Care System Led to COVID-19 Success

By Haruka Sakamoto, Yosuke Kita, and Satoshi Ezoe
The biggest key to Japan's coronavirus success? Its all-access, no-gatekeeping health care system.
Japan’s Shinzo Abe to Step Down Leaving Behind a Rich Strategic Legacy
August 28, 2020

Japan’s Shinzo Abe to Step Down Leaving Behind a Rich Strategic Legacy

By Abhijnan Rej
Abe’s penchant for thinking big has helped shape the Indo-Pacific.

Japan Seeks to Offset Chinese Influence in Cambodia
August 27, 2020

Japan Seeks to Offset Chinese Influence in Cambodia

By Sao Phal Niseiy
Foreign Minister Motegi’s recent visit underlines Tokyo’s sense of urgency.

Japan to Relax Re-entry Restrictions on Foreign Residents Starting in September
August 26, 2020

Japan to Relax Re-entry Restrictions on Foreign Residents Starting in September

By Thisanka Siripala
Expats stranded in limbo overseas have hope on the way with borders poised to reopen to all foreign residents, albeit at a staggered pace.

Abe Sets Japan’s Record for Longest PM Term Even as Health Concerns Loom
August 24, 2020

Abe Sets Japan’s Record for Longest PM Term Even as Health Concerns Loom

By Associated Press
Even as Abe set a new mark for most consecutive days as Japan’s prime minister, a series of hospital visits have raised questions.
The Critical 6 Months for US-Japan Defense Cooperation We Never Saw Coming
August 21, 2020

The Critical 6 Months for US-Japan Defense Cooperation We Never Saw Coming

By James L. Schoff
The remainder of 2020 is shaping up to be an unexpectedly consequential year for U.S.-Japan defense cooperation.

Japan and South Korea’s Mascot Feud
August 20, 2020

Japan and South Korea’s Mascot Feud

By Aika Sato and Marian Fila
The latest example of outrage culture in Japan and South Korea speaks to the underlying problems in the relationship.
Will COVID-19 Further Drag Down Japan’s Dismal Birth Rate?
August 17, 2020

Will COVID-19 Further Drag Down Japan’s Dismal Birth Rate?

By Thisanka Siripala
The coronavirus economic fallout adds new challenges to tackling Japan’s worrying fertility projections.

Japanese Firm Behind Catastrophic Oil Spill Pledges Compensation
August 13, 2020

Japanese Firm Behind Catastrophic Oil Spill Pledges Compensation

By Thisanka Siripala
As Mauritius battles to contain the spread of oil, putting a price on the potentially irreversible environmental impact will inevitably raise questions.

Japan Braces for Looming ‘Second Wave’ Amid Dramatic Spike in COVID-19 Cases
August 05, 2020

Japan Braces for Looming ‘Second Wave’ Amid Dramatic Spike in COVID-19 Cases

By Thisanka Siripala
With Japan’s initial coronavirus response providing limited clarity, the need for long-term measures to prevent an outbreak is becoming more apparent. 

Japan’s Painful Choice on RCEP
August 03, 2020

Japan’s Painful Choice on RCEP

By Shin Kawashima
Tokyo faces a major conundrum with the proposed free trade agreement.
Postponed Tokyo Olympics Hit 1-Year-To-Go Mark – Again
July 24, 2020

Postponed Tokyo Olympics Hit 1-Year-To-Go Mark – Again

By Associated Press
COVID-19 reset the clock on the countdown and dampened enthusiasm for the Games.

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