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Japan-Brazil Cooperation: Flawed By Design?
May 10, 2017
Japan-Brazil Cooperation: Flawed By Design?
Despite strong cultural ties, politically and economically Japan-Brazil relations remain stunted.
Japan-Brazil Cooperation: Flawed By Design?
‘Womenomics’ Comes to Japan's Defense Sector
May 09, 2017
‘Womenomics’ Comes to Japan's Defense Sector
Women are making in-roads in the Defense Ministry and Self-Defense Forces, but more needs to be done.
‘Womenomics’ Comes to Japan's Defense Sector
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
May 05, 2017
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
Japan's prime minister outlines his plan for revising Japan's constitution by 2020.
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?
May 04, 2017
What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?
A recent summit had little to offer on a thorny territorial dispute, but added North Korea to the agenda.
What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?
Japan, UK Talk Brexit and North Korea
May 03, 2017
Japan, UK Talk Brexit and North Korea
The summit between Shinzo Abe and Theresa May largely focused on two issues.
Japan, UK Talk Brexit and North Korea
Japan’s Nuclear Moment
April 21, 2017
Japan’s Nuclear Moment
Geopolitical trends have combined to open a window of opportunity for Japan to become a nuclear state.
Japan’s Nuclear Moment
Japan's Practical Taiwan Policy
April 14, 2017
Japan's Practical Taiwan Policy
What's driving Japan's outreach toward Taiwan?
Japan's Practical Taiwan Policy
Japan and India: Concerted Efforts at Regional Diplomacy
April 01, 2017
Japan and India: Concerted Efforts at Regional Diplomacy
How Japan and India can cooperate to increase engagement with ASEAN – without alarming China.
Japan and India: Concerted Efforts at Regional Diplomacy
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
March 31, 2017
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
Developing retaliatory capabilities will face political and financial headwinds in Japan.
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
Abe Scraps Japan's 1 Percent GDP Defense Spending Cap
March 29, 2017
Abe Scraps Japan's 1 Percent GDP Defense Spending Cap
The announcement removes one of the major obstacles to Japan's defense transformation.
Abe Scraps Japan's 1 Percent GDP Defense Spending Cap
Exploring the Possibility of Defense Relations Between Iran and Japan
March 18, 2017
Exploring the Possibility of Defense Relations Between Iran and Japan
Military cooperation might seem like a faraway dream, but there are good reasons for both sides to explore options.
Exploring the Possibility of Defense Relations Between Iran and Japan
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
March 13, 2017
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
The decision highlights the domestic constraints on Japan's defense activities abroad.
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
Far East Affairs: Mongolia and Japan
March 10, 2017
Far East Affairs: Mongolia and Japan
On February 24, 2017, Mongolia and Japan celebrated 45 years of diplomatic relations.
Far East Affairs: Mongolia and Japan
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
March 07, 2017
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
Will Japan use Trump's presidency as impetus to commit to a new Asian security architecture in the region?
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, Iwo Jima: The Pacific War and US-Japan Reconciliation
February 28, 2017
Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, Iwo Jima: The Pacific War and US-Japan Reconciliation
The island of Iwo Jima plays an important role in U.S.-Japan reconciliation.
Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, Iwo Jima: The Pacific War and US-Japan Reconciliation
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