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Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
April 06, 2018
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Despite thawing tensions, Japan remains reluctant to forge ties with North Korea.
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
April 05, 2018
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
How Tokyo can make its way to the North Korean negotiating table.
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy
March 30, 2018
Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy
Japan must demonstrate that its commitment to international law and democratic values is more than just a fig leaf.
Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy
Futenma: ‘The Most Dangerous Base in the World’
March 30, 2018
Futenma: ‘The Most Dangerous Base in the World’
It's time to shut down the Futenma air base in Okinawa, before the unthinkable happens.
Futenma: ‘The Most Dangerous Base in the World’
Fukushima Farms Face an Uphill Battle Building Overseas Market Share
March 29, 2018
Fukushima Farms Face an Uphill Battle Building Overseas Market Share
Lingering safety concerns remain a hurdle to restoring the agriculture sector.
Fukushima Farms Face an Uphill Battle Building Overseas Market Share
What Does Japan Think of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
March 26, 2018
What Does Japan Think of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
A closer look at Tokyo’s views on the agreement and their significance.
What Does Japan Think of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
March 24, 2018
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Tokyo has serious concerns about the U.S.-North Korea dialogue and also the potential of nuclear war.
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
March 23, 2018
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
The Japanese prime minister has put serious effort into diplomacy near and far -- but will it pay off?
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
Japan Sees Hope for US Metal Duty Exemptions
March 22, 2018
Japan Sees Hope for US Metal Duty Exemptions
On the eve of Trump’s higher steel and aluminium tariffs, Japan’s Trade Minister is pushing grounds for exemptions.
Japan Sees Hope for US Metal Duty Exemptions
Left out of North Korea Summits, Japan Elevates Abduction Issue
March 21, 2018
Left out of North Korea Summits, Japan Elevates Abduction Issue
In a flurry of talks with South Korean and U.S. officials, Japan tries to make sure its interests aren't forgotten.
Left out of North Korea Summits, Japan Elevates Abduction Issue
Will Mounting Pressure to Sack Finance Minister Aso Spell the End for PM Abe?
March 15, 2018
Will Mounting Pressure to Sack Finance Minister Aso Spell the End for PM Abe?
Aso’s political career hangs by a thread after admitting the ministry tampered with a report on the Moritomo Gakuen scandal.
Will Mounting Pressure to Sack Finance Minister Aso Spell the End for PM Abe?
Fukushima’s Diplomatic Fallout, 7 Years After the Nuclear Disaster
March 14, 2018
Fukushima’s Diplomatic Fallout, 7 Years After the Nuclear Disaster
Japan faces questions from abroad about its handling of the lingering aftereffects of the triple disaster.
Fukushima’s Diplomatic Fallout, 7 Years After the Nuclear Disaster
Japan’s Unemployment Rate Drops to Uncharted Territory
March 09, 2018
Japan’s Unemployment Rate Drops to Uncharted Territory
Japan’s jobless rate for January improved by 0.3 percent, squeezing the labor force to maximum participation.
Japan’s Unemployment Rate Drops to Uncharted Territory
Japan Helps Explore the Gender Dynamics of Violent Extremism
March 07, 2018
Japan Helps Explore the Gender Dynamics of Violent Extremism
A Tokyo-backed project shines a light on online behavior in four Asia-Pacific countries.
Japan Helps Explore the Gender Dynamics of Violent Extremism
Abe Scraps Controversial Labor Reform Bill for Redraft
March 02, 2018
Abe Scraps Controversial Labor Reform Bill for Redraft
Errors in a 2013 overtime survey sparked public outcry against Abe’s push for amendments to the Labor Standards Act.
Abe Scraps Controversial Labor Reform Bill for Redraft
Why Japan Is Rethinking Its Energy Diplomacy
February 28, 2018
Why Japan Is Rethinking Its Energy Diplomacy
The foreign minister's advisory panel on climate change is a wake-up call for Japan.
Why Japan Is Rethinking Its Energy Diplomacy
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