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Japan Gets Serious About THAAD
November 26, 2016
Japan Gets Serious About THAAD
After South Korea, Japan may become the second Northeast Asian state to deploy the THAAD system.
Japan Gets Serious About THAAD
Crime Among Japan's Elderly and Labor Productivity
November 23, 2016
Crime Among Japan's Elderly and Labor Productivity
The phenomenon may be suggestive of an underlying economic opportunity for Japan.
Crime Among Japan's Elderly and Labor Productivity
6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Japan, Triggering Tsunami Alert
November 22, 2016
6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Japan, Triggering Tsunami Alert
The earthquake took place 32 miles off the Japanese mainland, in the Pacific Ocean.
6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Japan, Triggering Tsunami Alert
What Should Shinzo Abe Say to Donald Trump?
November 16, 2016
What Should Shinzo Abe Say to Donald Trump?
Abe's goal is clear: convince Trump of the value of the U.S. alliance system.
What Should Shinzo Abe Say to Donald Trump?
Japan and the Abdication of the Emperor
November 15, 2016
Japan and the Abdication of the Emperor
How might the Abe government address the sensitive issue of abdication?
Japan and the Abdication of the Emperor
Japan's Migrant Worker Conundrum
November 15, 2016
Japan's Migrant Worker Conundrum
A look at the challenges faced by Chinese migrant workers in Japan's construction industry.
Japan's Migrant Worker Conundrum
Japan's Abe to Meet President-Elect Trump. Why Now?
November 11, 2016
Japan's Abe to Meet President-Elect Trump. Why Now?
Why is Japan's prime minister in such a rush to meet the next U.S. president?
Japan's Abe to Meet President-Elect Trump. Why Now?
Leveraging the Third Offset Strategy in the US-Japan Alliance
October 28, 2016
Leveraging the Third Offset Strategy in the US-Japan Alliance
The innovation central to the Third Offset Strategy could take the U.S.-Japan alliance even higher.
Leveraging the Third Offset Strategy in the US-Japan Alliance
Japan's New Security Laws Could See First Test in South Sudan
October 27, 2016
Japan's New Security Laws Could See First Test in South Sudan
A GSDF unit joining UN peacekeepers in South Sudan could be the first authorized to use force beyond self defense.
Japan's New Security Laws Could See First Test in South Sudan
Duterte's Anti-US Rhetoric Throws Japan for a Loop
October 26, 2016
Duterte's Anti-US Rhetoric Throws Japan for a Loop
Japanese officials must sort out the Philippine president's intentions during his visit to Tokyo.
Duterte's Anti-US Rhetoric Throws Japan for a Loop
Japan Rolls out Red Carpet for Philippines' Duterte
October 25, 2016
Japan Rolls out Red Carpet for Philippines' Duterte
There's a good reason Duterte's anti-U.S. comments haven't impacted Japan-Philippines ties.
Japan Rolls out Red Carpet for Philippines' Duterte
Japan Scores Tragic Own Goal with UNESCO Stance
October 21, 2016
Japan Scores Tragic Own Goal with UNESCO Stance
Tokyo’s position is damaging its international reputation and playing into China’s hands.
Japan Scores Tragic Own Goal with UNESCO Stance
Why Japan's Upcoming Polls Matter
October 13, 2016
Why Japan's Upcoming Polls Matter
“It would be appropriate to say the wind of an election has now started blowing.”
Why Japan's Upcoming Polls Matter
Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
October 06, 2016
Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
A snap election may be political expedient for Abe, but do Japanese taxpayers need to pay for another election now?
Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
Why Japan Has No Donald Trump
October 03, 2016
Why Japan Has No Donald Trump
Unlike the U.S. (Trump) or U.K. (Brexit), Japan lacks a strong, anti-establishment populist movement.
Why Japan Has No Donald Trump
North Korea Brings Japan and China Closer Together -- For a Moment
September 29, 2016
North Korea Brings Japan and China Closer Together -- For a Moment
Once again, the South China Sea and China's increasing naval presence near Japan are causing frictions.
North Korea Brings Japan and China Closer Together -- For a Moment
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