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Japanese Voters Head to Polls in Snap Election
October 22, 2017
Japanese Voters Head to Polls in Snap Election
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks a new mandate amid an intensified threat from North Korea.
Japanese Voters Head to Polls in Snap Election
Of Ospreys and Stallions: US Military Aircraft Accidents and Japanese Domestic Politics
October 20, 2017
Of Ospreys and Stallions: US Military Aircraft Accidents and Japanese Domestic Politics
Despite a strong alliance, Japan's stern response to U.S. military accidents is predictable.
Of Ospreys and Stallions: US Military Aircraft Accidents and Japanese Domestic Politics
Are China and Japan Moving Towards a Rapprochement?
October 03, 2017
Are China and Japan Moving Towards a Rapprochement?
Chinese foreign minister says that China expects more good news from Japan after Japanese Prime Minister’s surprise move.
Are China and Japan Moving Towards a Rapprochement?
Abe Makes a Surprise Appearance, Hails 45 Years of Japan-China Relations
September 29, 2017
Abe Makes a Surprise Appearance, Hails 45 Years of Japan-China Relations
Abe was the first Japanese PM in 15 years to attend the Chinese embassy in Tokyo's National Day celebration.
Abe Makes a Surprise Appearance, Hails 45 Years of Japan-China Relations
Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?
September 28, 2017
Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?
Does the Tokyo governor's new party galvanize Japan's opposition?
Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?
Abe Dissolves the Diet, Snap Elections Set for October
September 28, 2017
Abe Dissolves the Diet, Snap Elections Set for October
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is capitalizing on his recently higher approval ratings to renew his party's mandate.
Abe Dissolves the Diet, Snap Elections Set for October
Room for Progress on the Japanese Abductees Issue With North Korea?
September 17, 2017
Room for Progress on the Japanese Abductees Issue With North Korea?
How Japan can play the role of offering the carrot.
Room for Progress on the Japanese Abductees Issue With North Korea?
Abe’s Cul-de-Sac Foreign Policy: Between Entrapment and Abandonment
September 11, 2017
Abe’s Cul-de-Sac Foreign Policy: Between Entrapment and Abandonment
There is a third alternative Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should consider pursuing.
Abe’s Cul-de-Sac Foreign Policy: Between Entrapment and Abandonment
45 Years of Normalized Sino-Japanese Diplomacy
September 11, 2017
45 Years of Normalized Sino-Japanese Diplomacy
Reflections on bilateral relations and an outlook for the future
45 Years of Normalized Sino-Japanese Diplomacy
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Is Set to Visit India: What to Expect
September 08, 2017
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Is Set to Visit India: What to Expect
The Japanese prime minister's upcoming visit to India marks the start of a new era in bilateral ties.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Is Set to Visit India: What to Expect
The Third Annual Eastern Economic Forum and the Japan-Russia Summit
September 08, 2017
The Third Annual Eastern Economic Forum and the Japan-Russia Summit
Why Japan and Russia won't reach an agreement on the Northern Territories dispute.
The Third Annual Eastern Economic Forum and the Japan-Russia Summit
UK-Japan: Prime Minister May Tries to Allay Brexit Fears with State Visit
September 06, 2017
UK-Japan: Prime Minister May Tries to Allay Brexit Fears with State Visit
Was May's visit sufficient to alleviate Japanese concerns about Brexit?
UK-Japan: Prime Minister May Tries to Allay Brexit Fears with State Visit
Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan
September 02, 2017
Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan
North Korea's active summer poses a host of challenges to Japan's defense posture.
Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan
How Japan Reacted to North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Its Territory
August 31, 2017
How Japan Reacted to North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Its Territory
Japan enters a new era of North Korean provocations with great unease.
How Japan Reacted to North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Its Territory
Are Things Looking Up Politically for Abe and the LDP in Japan?
August 29, 2017
Are Things Looking Up Politically for Abe and the LDP in Japan?
A recent gubernatorial election in Ibaraki Prefecture yielded a desirable result for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Are Things Looking Up Politically for Abe and the LDP in Japan?
Japan’s Maritime Diplomacy Mission in Southeast Asia
August 28, 2017
Japan’s Maritime Diplomacy Mission in Southeast Asia
In light of China’s growing maritime assertiveness, Japan’s imperative to protect its surrounding waters is now even greater.
Japan’s Maritime Diplomacy Mission in Southeast Asia
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