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Imbalance Drives the Sino-Japan Split
July 09, 2014
Imbalance Drives the Sino-Japan Split
Militarism could exacerbate problems already emerging in their drifting economic ties.
Imbalance Drives the Sino-Japan Split
Typhoon Neoguri Threatens Western Japan’s Already Weak Grid
July 08, 2014
Typhoon Neoguri Threatens Western Japan’s Already Weak Grid
The storm’s path will cross parts of Japan and test an already stretched energy sector.
Typhoon Neoguri Threatens Western Japan’s Already Weak Grid
Abe’s Oceania Deals Point to China Tensions
July 07, 2014
Abe’s Oceania Deals Point to China Tensions
The scope, pace and intent of recent agreements suggest an intent to circumvent Beijing.
Abe’s Oceania Deals Point to China Tensions
Japan Banking on Southeast Asian Consumers
July 04, 2014
Japan Banking on Southeast Asian Consumers
The region’s growing consumers represent a new avenue for growth as companies shift investment.
Japan Banking on Southeast Asian Consumers
Japan’s Consumption Dilemma
July 04, 2014
Japan’s Consumption Dilemma
A strategy to increase consumer spending is needed to sustain Abenomics.
Japan’s Consumption Dilemma
First Fruits of the Japanese-DPRK Talks
July 04, 2014
First Fruits of the Japanese-DPRK Talks
With current cooperation coming at such a low cost, negotiating beyond abductees is a logical next step.
First Fruits of the Japanese-DPRK Talks
Abe’s Marching Orders
July 03, 2014
Abe’s Marching Orders
Government plans are well underway to solidify its new Constitutional interpretation.
Abe’s Marching Orders
The Shifting Sands of Northeast Asia’s Alliances
July 03, 2014
The Shifting Sands of Northeast Asia’s Alliances
China worries about a potential loss of control over Pyongyang, as Japan and North Korea make nice.
The Shifting Sands of Northeast Asia’s Alliances
Timing is Everything: Abe’s Playbook for Military Normalization
July 01, 2014
Timing is Everything: Abe’s Playbook for Military Normalization
Abe moves closer to passing collective self-defense, despite public protests.
Timing is Everything: Abe’s Playbook for Military Normalization
The Summer of Japan’s Energy Discontent
July 01, 2014
The Summer of Japan’s Energy Discontent
With another energy-saving campaign this summer, Japanese utilities may look for profits abroad.
The Summer of Japan’s Energy Discontent
NHK Ignores Tokyo Self-Immolation
July 01, 2014
NHK Ignores Tokyo Self-Immolation
A man sets himself on fire in protest at Abe’s policies. But that’s not news for NHK.
NHK Ignores Tokyo Self-Immolation
TPP Meetings Another Chance for Japan to Reform
June 30, 2014
TPP Meetings Another Chance for Japan to Reform
The US and Japan attempt to iron out differences while there is still time for Japan to join and substantially change its economy.
TPP Meetings Another Chance for Japan to Reform
Positive Data Fans Abenomics, But China Could Help Too
June 27, 2014
Positive Data Fans Abenomics, But China Could Help Too
Employment and inflation are posting record numbers, but a visit to Japan’s largest economic partner could be just as important.
Positive Data Fans Abenomics, But China Could Help Too
New EU Free Trade Talks Good for Abenomics
June 27, 2014
New EU Free Trade Talks Good for Abenomics
The EU’s agreement to a new round of FTA talks could give Abe’s economic reform additional momentum.
New EU Free Trade Talks Good for Abenomics
Japan and North Korea to Continue Abductee Negotiations
June 27, 2014
Japan and North Korea to Continue Abductee Negotiations
There is more to be gained from next week’s negotiations than aid and lost citizens.
Japan and North Korea to Continue Abductee Negotiations
No, the US-Japan Security Treaty Isn’t One-Sided
June 26, 2014
No, the US-Japan Security Treaty Isn’t One-Sided
The treaty gives the US benefits within the Asia-Pacific region that far outweigh the costs.
No, the US-Japan Security Treaty Isn’t One-Sided
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