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Japan and South Korea Leave Money on the Table
June 20, 2014
Japan and South Korea Leave Money on the Table
Their history of territorial and wartime disputes continues to prevent wider cooperation on shared goals in the region.
Japan and South Korea Leave Money on the Table
Abe, Energy Sector Keep Restart On Track
June 19, 2014
Abe, Energy Sector Keep Restart On Track
Amidst public opposition, the government and energy companies feel constrained to resume nuclear power.
Abe, Energy Sector Keep Restart On Track
Japan’s Summer of Diplomacy
June 18, 2014
Japan’s Summer of Diplomacy
Abe’s government is anticipating regional events by visiting with key partners over the next month.
Japan’s Summer of Diplomacy
Japan Questions Comfort Women Despite Abductee Progress
June 17, 2014
Japan Questions Comfort Women Despite Abductee Progress
Even as talks with North Korea are set to resume, Japanese politicians continue to haggle over history.
Japan Questions Comfort Women Despite Abductee Progress
Abe Serious on Agricultural Reform
June 17, 2014
Abe Serious on Agricultural Reform
The government is intent on far-reaching changes to farming, while labor reform looks more like window dressing.
Abe Serious on Agricultural Reform
Business and the BOJ Spurring on Abenomics
June 17, 2014
Business and the BOJ Spurring on Abenomics
Corporate capital expenditure spikes in first quarter, and the BOJ reaffirmed its inflation commitment.
Business and the BOJ Spurring on Abenomics
New Research Could Make Nuclear Energy Safer
June 16, 2014
New Research Could Make Nuclear Energy Safer
New technology could make nuclear plants less susceptible to disaster, and possibly ease Japanese fears.
New Research Could Make Nuclear Energy Safer
Abe Gets a Boost for Article 9 Rewrite
June 13, 2014
Abe Gets a Boost for Article 9 Rewrite
Coalition partner New Komeito and regional allies show support for more involvement in regional security.
Abe Gets a Boost for Article 9 Rewrite
Japan and Sri Lanka Enhance Maritime Cooperation
June 13, 2014
Japan and Sri Lanka Enhance Maritime Cooperation
Japan and Sri Lanka are looking to expand their cooperation on maritime security issues.
Japan and Sri Lanka Enhance Maritime Cooperation
No End-Game for China-Japan Conflict Resolution
June 12, 2014
No End-Game for China-Japan Conflict Resolution
Both countries are allowing second-tier disputes to cloud their ability to engage on existential problems.
No End-Game for China-Japan Conflict Resolution
Japan’s Next Generation in Engine Technology
June 12, 2014
Japan’s Next Generation in Engine Technology
Automakers are showcasing their latest round of fuel-efficient and zero-emission cars.
Japan’s Next Generation in Engine Technology
Japan Nuclear Regulator Leaning Toward Restarts
June 11, 2014
Japan Nuclear Regulator Leaning Toward Restarts
Changes to the Nuclear Regulatory Authority could speed up the industry’s inspection process.
Japan Nuclear Regulator Leaning Toward Restarts
Japanese Retailers Buck Deflation
June 11, 2014
Japanese Retailers Buck Deflation
Record profits and price increases show companies are hopeful consumers will boost inflation.
Japanese Retailers Buck Deflation
New Komeito Fighting Back on Collective Self-Defense
June 10, 2014
New Komeito Fighting Back on Collective Self-Defense
Japan’s ruling coalition appears no closer to Cabinet approval than when talks started last month.
New Komeito Fighting Back on Collective Self-Defense
Abenomics Structural Reform ‘Arrow’ Faltering
June 10, 2014
Abenomics Structural Reform ‘Arrow’ Faltering
Abe’s proposed population and agricultural reforms lack the systemic change needed to solve entrenched problems.
Abenomics Structural Reform ‘Arrow’ Faltering
Japan’s Corporate Tax Cut May Disappoint
June 09, 2014
Japan’s Corporate Tax Cut May Disappoint
Abe floats some details of his upcoming economic restructuring, with signs the measures may fall short of expectations.
Japan’s Corporate Tax Cut May Disappoint
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