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The Truth About Radiation in Fukushima
March 14, 2019
The Truth About Radiation in Fukushima
Despite government claims, radiation from the 2011 nuclear disaster is not gone.
The Truth About Radiation in Fukushima
Okinawa Governor Asks Tokyo, US to Rethink Base Relocation Plan
March 09, 2019
Okinawa Governor Asks Tokyo, US to Rethink Base Relocation Plan
Denny Tamaki met with Prime Minister Abe and the U.S. embassy after a recent referendum rejecting a new U.S. base.
Okinawa Governor Asks Tokyo, US to Rethink Base Relocation Plan
Ex-Nissan CEO Ghosn Granted Bail Under Strict Conditions
March 08, 2019
Ex-Nissan CEO Ghosn Granted Bail Under Strict Conditions
After 108 days of detention, ousted Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn’s dramatic, disguised exit has taken the media spotlight.
Ex-Nissan CEO Ghosn Granted Bail Under Strict Conditions
The Details of Abe’s Proposed Peace Treaty With Russia
March 08, 2019
The Details of Abe’s Proposed Peace Treaty With Russia
What would such a peace agreement include and can it be delivered?
The Details of Abe’s Proposed Peace Treaty With Russia
An Ancient Japanese Shrine Debuts a Buddhist Robot 
March 05, 2019
An Ancient Japanese Shrine Debuts a Buddhist Robot 
A high-tech twist hopes to offer Buddhist wisdom that’s easily understood by younger generations in Japan.
An Ancient Japanese Shrine Debuts a Buddhist Robot 
Japan Gives Trump a Thumb's Up for Hanoi Summit
March 01, 2019
Japan Gives Trump a Thumb's Up for Hanoi Summit
Shinzo Abe expressed his support for the decision to leave the US-North Korea summit with no deal.
Japan Gives Trump a Thumb's Up for Hanoi Summit
The Second Trump Kim Summit: No Good Option for Japan?
February 27, 2019
The Second Trump Kim Summit: No Good Option for Japan?
Realistically, the best Japan can hope for is a least-bad outcome.
The Second Trump Kim Summit: No Good Option for Japan?
Okinawa’s Base Referendum and the Rocky Way Forward
February 27, 2019
Okinawa’s Base Referendum and the Rocky Way Forward
A controversial new U.S. base faces a double blow: a referendum defeat and an uphill construction battle.
Okinawa’s Base Referendum and the Rocky Way Forward
Japan’s School Bullying Escalates With Spike in Youth Suicide
February 26, 2019
Japan’s School Bullying Escalates With Spike in Youth Suicide
As the Education Ministry struggles to halt school bullying, some look to artificial intelligence to highlight at risk students.
Japan’s School Bullying Escalates With Spike in Youth Suicide
North Korea: Getting Japan a Seat at the Table
February 23, 2019
North Korea: Getting Japan a Seat at the Table
Japan’s absence from diplomacy on North Korea is undermining efforts to bring about a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea: Getting Japan a Seat at the Table
Japan Eyes a Diplomatic Upgrade
February 23, 2019
Japan Eyes a Diplomatic Upgrade
Foreign Minister Taro Kono told parliament that the country needs to overhaul its foreign ministry workforce.
Japan Eyes a Diplomatic Upgrade
Japan’s Same Sex Couples Sue Government, Demanding Marriage Equality
February 20, 2019
Japan’s Same Sex Couples Sue Government, Demanding Marriage Equality
Same sex couples leveraged Valentine’s Day to pursue marriage equality in Japan.
Japan’s Same Sex Couples Sue Government, Demanding Marriage Equality
Japan-South Korea Rupture Shakes Political Balance in Northeast Asia
February 19, 2019
Japan-South Korea Rupture Shakes Political Balance in Northeast Asia
A recent maritime incident puts the relationship at a crossroads.
Japan-South Korea Rupture Shakes Political Balance in Northeast Asia
Is This a True Thaw in Sino-Japanese Relations?
February 16, 2019
Is This a True Thaw in Sino-Japanese Relations?
Behind the immediate diplomatic détente, distrust and trust in Sino-Japanese relations remain two sides of the same coin.
Is This a True Thaw in Sino-Japanese Relations?
Japan’s Opportunity to Take a Leadership Role on Climate Change
February 15, 2019
Japan’s Opportunity to Take a Leadership Role on Climate Change
Tokyo has a window of opportunity to lead on climate change at the G-20.
Japan’s Opportunity to Take a Leadership Role on Climate Change
Is Japan Closer to Recognizing Indigenous Ainu Rights?
February 13, 2019
Is Japan Closer to Recognizing Indigenous Ainu Rights?
After more than a century of forced assimilation, the Ainu are set to be recognized as Indigenous for the first time.
Is Japan Closer to Recognizing Indigenous Ainu Rights?
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