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Japan’s Government Investigated for Cheating Disability Hiring Quotas
August 25, 2018
Japan’s Government Investigated for Cheating Disability Hiring Quotas
The government is under fire for fudging the number of disabled employees while calling on companies to hire more people with disabilities. 
Japan’s Government Investigated for Cheating Disability Hiring Quotas
Japan Wants to Spearhead an Arms Control Push in Asia
August 22, 2018
Japan Wants to Spearhead an Arms Control Push in Asia
Tokyo wants to persuade more Asian countries to join the UN Arms Trade Treaty.
Japan Wants to Spearhead an Arms Control Push in Asia
What to Watch in the Okinawa Governor's Election
August 22, 2018
What to Watch in the Okinawa Governor's Election
The governor's race will have major ramifications for the long-stalled Futenma relocation project.
What to Watch in the Okinawa Governor's Election
Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
August 18, 2018
Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
Emperor Akihito, known for his emphasis on reconciliation and peace, gave his last speech at Japan’s annual ceremony for WWII dead.
Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
Japan Holds Firm Against Nuclear Ban Treaty on Anniversary of Nuclear Bombings
August 18, 2018
Japan Holds Firm Against Nuclear Ban Treaty on Anniversary of Nuclear Bombings
Shinzo Abe insists that the treaty is unrealistic, but civil society is pushing back.
Japan Holds Firm Against Nuclear Ban Treaty on Anniversary of Nuclear Bombings
The EU-Japan Partnerships: Advancing the Abe Doctrine?
August 17, 2018
The EU-Japan Partnerships: Advancing the Abe Doctrine?
Analyzing the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) in context.
The EU-Japan Partnerships: Advancing the Abe Doctrine?
Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces Take to the Waves
August 16, 2018
Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces Take to the Waves
The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARBD) is set up to conduct landing operations to retake Japanese territory.
Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces Take to the Waves
Japan: 5 Things to Watch in the Next LDP Presidential Election
August 14, 2018
Japan: 5 Things to Watch in the Next LDP Presidential Election
Don't dismiss the upcoming LDP elections as a done deal. Here are five things to pay attention to as the election approaches.
Japan: 5 Things to Watch in the Next LDP Presidential Election
Tokyo Medical University Admits To Capping Female Admissions
August 11, 2018
Tokyo Medical University Admits To Capping Female Admissions
An internal probe reveals rampant score rigging on medical entrance exams to restrain the number of female doctors.
Tokyo Medical University Admits To Capping Female Admissions
Okinawa Governor’s Death Marks the End of an Era for Anti-US Base Movement
August 09, 2018
Okinawa Governor’s Death Marks the End of an Era for Anti-US Base Movement
With the death of Governor Onaga, will a new political consensus emerge on the Futenma relocation question?
Okinawa Governor’s Death Marks the End of an Era for Anti-US Base Movement
Can the 2020 Olympics Push a Rethink of Japan's Counterterrorism Strategy?
August 08, 2018
Can the 2020 Olympics Push a Rethink of Japan's Counterterrorism Strategy?
A new terrorism center suggests that Japan may finally be getting serious about the potential for attacks at home.
Can the 2020 Olympics Push a Rethink of Japan's Counterterrorism Strategy?
No Closer to an Abe-Kim Summit
August 07, 2018
No Closer to an Abe-Kim Summit
No signs that an Abe-Kim summit is forthcoming—for now.
No Closer to an Abe-Kim Summit
Naval Cooperation Highlights Japan-UK 'Global Security Partnership'
August 07, 2018
Naval Cooperation Highlights Japan-UK 'Global Security Partnership'
A British warship is helping conduct surveillance designed to enforce UN sanctions on North Korea.
Naval Cooperation Highlights Japan-UK 'Global Security Partnership'
Japan’s Upper House Electoral Reform Sparks Democracy Debate
August 04, 2018
Japan’s Upper House Electoral Reform Sparks Democracy Debate
The latest electoral reforms are criticized for serving vested party interests.
Japan’s Upper House Electoral Reform Sparks Democracy Debate
Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
August 04, 2018
Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
In 1998, Japan and South Korea agreed to “build a future-oriented relationship based on reconciliation.” What went wrong?
Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?
August 01, 2018
Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?
Despite his scandals, Abe is well-positioned win the LDP's presidential election this fall.
Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?
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