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Japan’s US Air Base Safety Probe in Deadlock
May 11, 2018
Japan’s US Air Base Safety Probe in Deadlock
After a series of U.S helicopter safety mishaps, plans to inspect the U.S. marine base have been met with resistance.
Japan’s US Air Base Safety Probe in Deadlock
Japan’s Kobe Steel Faces Criminal Investigation
May 03, 2018
Japan’s Kobe Steel Faces Criminal Investigation
Quality control scandals in the manufacturing sector are undermining Japan’s reputation for quality and integrity.
Japan’s Kobe Steel Faces Criminal Investigation
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
May 01, 2018
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
Over the weekend, Moon briefed Abe by telephone about his discussions with Kim.
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
Japan’s Finance Ministry Sexual Harassment Scandal Sparks National Wake Up Call
April 27, 2018
Japan’s Finance Ministry Sexual Harassment Scandal Sparks National Wake Up Call
While the government wraps its head around sexual misconduct embroiling a finance official, social unrest deepens.
Japan’s Finance Ministry Sexual Harassment Scandal Sparks National Wake Up Call
Meltdown Imminent? The Decline of Japan’s Nuclear Export Industry
April 27, 2018
Meltdown Imminent? The Decline of Japan’s Nuclear Export Industry
Cost overruns and declining credibility threaten to derail Tokyo’s nuclear export ambitions.
Meltdown Imminent? The Decline of Japan’s Nuclear Export Industry
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
April 26, 2018
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
A professor from Korea University sought to “convey the perspectives from Pyongyang” in a Tokyo press conference.
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
Time for Japan to Recalibrate?
April 23, 2018
Time for Japan to Recalibrate?
A much-touted bond with the U.S. president has left PM Shinzo Abe largely empty-handed.
Time for Japan to Recalibrate?
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
April 20, 2018
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
The two sides hope finding common ground on economic issues can help continue a thaw in relations.
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
Japan’s Multi-Layered, Multilateral Strategy
April 18, 2018
Japan’s Multi-Layered, Multilateral Strategy
Tokyo has some work to do to convince the region its strategy is not designed to contain China.
Japan’s Multi-Layered, Multilateral Strategy
The Trump-Abe Summit: More Than Meets the Eye
April 16, 2018
The Trump-Abe Summit: More Than Meets the Eye
Looking beyond short-term crises to the long-term implications for the U.S.-Japan alliance.
The Trump-Abe Summit: More Than Meets the Eye
Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout
April 16, 2018
Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout
The Japanese prime minister's public support continues to dwindle.
Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout
Is This the End for Shinzo Abe?
April 13, 2018
Is This the End for Shinzo Abe?
Widespread political mistrust deepens after new evidence of malpractice in the Moritomo Gakuen land sale scandal.
Is This the End for Shinzo Abe?
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Japan-Taiwan Relations
April 12, 2018
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Japan-Taiwan Relations
Seven years after the disaster and relations are strong, with one exception.
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Japan-Taiwan Relations
Japan and the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration
April 12, 2018
Japan and the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration
The nation is at a new crossroads.
Japan and the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
April 06, 2018
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Despite thawing tensions, Japan remains reluctant to forge ties with North Korea.
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
April 05, 2018
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
How Tokyo can make its way to the North Korean negotiating table.
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
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