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Why the Derailing of the Japan-Thailand Train Deal Makes Sense
February 28, 2018
Why the Derailing of the Japan-Thailand Train Deal Makes Sense
The recent failure of both sides to reach agreement is not all that surprising upon careful examination.
Why the Derailing of the Japan-Thailand Train Deal Makes Sense
Coincheck Cybertheft Sparks Japan Cryptocurrency Overhaul
February 21, 2018
Coincheck Cybertheft Sparks Japan Cryptocurrency Overhaul
The theft of $540 million in NEM coins has Japan rushing to implement oversight of the cryptocurrency industry.
Coincheck Cybertheft Sparks Japan Cryptocurrency Overhaul
German President: Unity Key to Handling North Korea Crisis
February 21, 2018
German President: Unity Key to Handling North Korea Crisis
Advice from a key figure in the Iran deal is in keeping with the Japanese government's approach.
German President: Unity Key to Handling North Korea Crisis
Japan’s Refugee Applications Exceed 10,000 for the Second Year Running
February 16, 2018
Japan’s Refugee Applications Exceed 10,000 for the Second Year Running
As asylum seeker applications in Japan skyrocket, the government is tightening its notoriously tough refugee policy.
Japan’s Refugee Applications Exceed 10,000 for the Second Year Running
Japan and Norway: Elevated Economic, Geopolitical and Gender Equality Cooperation on the Horizon
February 16, 2018
Japan and Norway: Elevated Economic, Geopolitical and Gender Equality Cooperation on the Horizon
Bilateral ties between Tokyo and Oslo are set to converge, with multiple areas for cooperation.
Japan and Norway: Elevated Economic, Geopolitical and Gender Equality Cooperation on the Horizon
Will 2018 Really Be a Breakthrough Year in Japan-Russia ties?
February 14, 2018
Will 2018 Really Be a Breakthrough Year in Japan-Russia ties?
Despite Shinzo Abe's optimism, analysts predict more of the same in Japan-Russia relations this year.
Will 2018 Really Be a Breakthrough Year in Japan-Russia ties?
Dokdo or Takeshima? Japan and South Korea Reopen Territorial Row Ahead of Olympic Games
February 07, 2018
Dokdo or Takeshima? Japan and South Korea Reopen Territorial Row Ahead of Olympic Games
Japan lodges protest over Inter-Korean Winter Olympic Unification Flag.
Dokdo or Takeshima? Japan and South Korea Reopen Territorial Row Ahead of Olympic Games
Japan's Prime Minister Seeks 'Broad-Based Agreement' on Constitutional Revision
January 31, 2018
Japan's Prime Minister Seeks 'Broad-Based Agreement' on Constitutional Revision
Abe makes a fresh attempt to reform Japan's pacifist constitution.
Japan's Prime Minister Seeks 'Broad-Based Agreement' on Constitutional Revision
Abe Will Go to PyeongChang, Despite Japan-South Korea Tensions
January 25, 2018
Abe Will Go to PyeongChang, Despite Japan-South Korea Tensions
Abe will make a statement on the "comfort women" issue while in South Korea.
Abe Will Go to PyeongChang, Despite Japan-South Korea Tensions
Japan, Australia Step Up Defense Cooperation
January 23, 2018
Japan, Australia Step Up Defense Cooperation
The two countries share similar regional visions on security and trade issues.
Japan, Australia Step Up Defense Cooperation
What Was Japan's Prime Minister Doing in Eastern Europe?
January 18, 2018
What Was Japan's Prime Minister Doing in Eastern Europe?
Shinzo Abe strengthens diplomatic and business ties with Baltic and Eastern European nations.
What Was Japan's Prime Minister Doing in Eastern Europe?
Japan’s Strategy in the Donald Trump Era
January 16, 2018
Japan’s Strategy in the Donald Trump Era
How might Tokyo deal with a tilt towards isolationism in the U.S.?
Japan’s Strategy in the Donald Trump Era
Japan Unimpressed by Inter-Korean Talks
January 12, 2018
Japan Unimpressed by Inter-Korean Talks
Despite signs of a thaw in inter-Korea relations, Japan's Abe continues to stress the need for national defense.
Japan Unimpressed by Inter-Korean Talks
The Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Survives (Barely)   
January 11, 2018
The Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Survives (Barely)   
After months of speculation, Moon's administration decides to keep to the 2015 agreement.
The Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Survives (Barely)   
Japan's Delicate Geopolitical Balancing Act in 2018
January 10, 2018
Japan's Delicate Geopolitical Balancing Act in 2018
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will have to balance competing priorities in the year ahead.
Japan's Delicate Geopolitical Balancing Act in 2018
Abe Vows to Achieve Major Improvement in Sino-Japan Relations in 2018
January 09, 2018
Abe Vows to Achieve Major Improvement in Sino-Japan Relations in 2018
This year marks the 40th anniversary of a peace and friendship treaty between China and Japan.
Abe Vows to Achieve Major Improvement in Sino-Japan Relations in 2018
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