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Fukushima Facing a Long Road to Recovery
August 19, 2014
Fukushima Facing a Long Road to Recovery
As residents move back and food exports resume, the long-term stigma will be difficult to overcome.
Fukushima Facing a Long Road to Recovery
The New Face of Japan’s Leadership
August 18, 2014
The New Face of Japan’s Leadership
A Cabinet of new ministers could make holding course difficult on Abe’s flagship policies.
The New Face of Japan’s Leadership
Modi Set to Visit Abe in Japan On Aug 31
August 18, 2014
Modi Set to Visit Abe in Japan On Aug 31
This first state visit will highlight how closely the two leaders can cooperate on trade and defense deals.
Modi Set to Visit Abe in Japan On Aug 31
As Radioactive Water Accumulates, TEPCO Eyes Pacific Ocean As Dumping Ground
August 17, 2014
As Radioactive Water Accumulates, TEPCO Eyes Pacific Ocean As Dumping Ground
TEPCO is running out of space to store contaminated water.
As Radioactive Water Accumulates, TEPCO Eyes Pacific Ocean As Dumping Ground
Could Okinawa Influence Abe’s New Cabinet?
August 15, 2014
Could Okinawa Influence Abe’s New Cabinet?
Protests and an anti-base governor could distract from Abe’s core policies this fall.
Could Okinawa Influence Abe’s New Cabinet?
Pyongyang’s New Demands Could Derail Japanese Abductee Negotiations
August 15, 2014
Pyongyang’s New Demands Could Derail Japanese Abductee Negotiations
New requests for aid could raise the costs of Japan’s continued cooperation with the Hermit Kingdom.
Pyongyang’s New Demands Could Derail Japanese Abductee Negotiations
Abe: A Shrewd Cabinet Shuffle?
August 14, 2014
Abe: A Shrewd Cabinet Shuffle?
While maintaining course on policy, Abe is attempting to retain power and possibly deflect public dissatisfaction.
Abe: A Shrewd Cabinet Shuffle?
Yasukuni’s Relevance to Japan, and the Region
August 14, 2014
Yasukuni’s Relevance to Japan, and the Region
Regular visits by officials not only anger Japan’s neighbors, but can erode the separation of church and state.
Yasukuni’s Relevance to Japan, and the Region
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
August 13, 2014
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
The Japanese government is pursuing a comprehensive plan to exert control over its far-flung islands.
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
Putin Sends Mixed Messages to US and Japan
August 13, 2014
Putin Sends Mixed Messages to US and Japan
Moscow is drawing a line in the sand in Ukraine, while putting negotiations with Tokyo on ice.
Putin Sends Mixed Messages to US and Japan
Yasukuni May Be Out, But Does a Meeting With Abe Help Xi?
August 12, 2014
Yasukuni May Be Out, But Does a Meeting With Abe Help Xi?
Even if Abe doesn’t visit, Xi will have to decide how much a summit will cost him at home.
Yasukuni May Be Out, But Does a Meeting With Abe Help Xi?
ASEAN Forum Decries North Korea’s Weapons, While Tokyo and Pyongyang Speak
August 11, 2014
ASEAN Forum Decries North Korea’s Weapons, While Tokyo and Pyongyang Speak
Japan took advantage of a rare opportunity to speak with Pyongyang’s foreign minister.
ASEAN Forum Decries North Korea’s Weapons, While Tokyo and Pyongyang Speak
Japan Wants Talks With China in Myanmar
August 08, 2014
Japan Wants Talks With China in Myanmar
Japan is lobbying for a high-level visit this weekend despite a lack of concessions.
Japan Wants Talks With China in Myanmar
Why Japan Will Drive Global LNG Growth
August 08, 2014
Why Japan Will Drive Global LNG Growth
There is little reason to expect Japan’s reactors will offset its voracious new appetite for LNG.
Why Japan Will Drive Global LNG Growth
Failed T-Mobile Bid May Not Deter Softbank From New Acquisitions
August 07, 2014
Failed T-Mobile Bid May Not Deter Softbank From New Acquisitions
CEO Masayoshi Son has identified foreign markets as the key to Softbank’s future.
Failed T-Mobile Bid May Not Deter Softbank From New Acquisitions
Sanctions and Cancelled Meetings Put an Abe-Putin Summit in Doubt
August 06, 2014
Sanctions and Cancelled Meetings Put an Abe-Putin Summit in Doubt
Japan is trying to keep rapprochement a possibility in light of the worsening situation in Ukraine.
Sanctions and Cancelled Meetings Put an Abe-Putin Summit in Doubt
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