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On Iran, Japan Faces a Difficult Decision
August 20, 2019

On Iran, Japan Faces a Difficult Decision

By Mina Pollmann
Tokyo is pulled in several different directions when considering whether to join a U.S.-led coalition in the Strait of Hormuz.
Japan Braces for Unprecedented Olympic Gridlock
August 14, 2019

Japan Braces for Unprecedented Olympic Gridlock

By Thisanka Siripala
Ahead of the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo’s overcrowded transportation networks pose a looming logistical nightmare.

Japan in the Russian Arctic
August 07, 2019

Japan in the Russian Arctic

By Francesco Sassi
Japan's involvement in Russian LNG projects in the Arctic is a political gamble. Will it pay off?

Japan’s Upper House Election Results: A Win for Diversity?
August 06, 2019

Japan’s Upper House Election Results: A Win for Diversity?

By Thisanka Siripala
Despite a record number of female and handicapped candidates winning seats, hurdles remain.

The 2020 Summer Games Can’t Save Japan
August 02, 2019

The 2020 Summer Games Can’t Save Japan

By Fumika Mizuno
The 2020 Games will wow and stun, but they will be no repeat of 1964.
Is Populism Finally Coming to Japan?
July 31, 2019

Is Populism Finally Coming to Japan?

By Daisuke Minami
The success of the leftist Reiwa Shinsengumi marks a turning point in Japanese politics.

What's Driving Japan's Trade Restrictions on South Korea?
July 29, 2019

What's Driving Japan's Trade Restrictions on South Korea?

By Mina Pollmann
The export controls are a policy of last resort from a frustrated Tokyo.
Abe Administration Left Behind on North Korea
July 26, 2019

Abe Administration Left Behind on North Korea

By Atsuhito Isozaki
The Japanese government has limited options for dealing with its bellicose neighbor.

What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP
July 26, 2019

What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP

By Mina Pollmann
The results were an indication of ballot box strength, but Abe's pending Cabinet reshuffle will be equally telling.

Japan Mourns Victims of Deadly Kyoto Animation Arson Attack
July 23, 2019

Japan Mourns Victims of Deadly Kyoto Animation Arson Attack

By Thisanka Siripala
In the aftermath of Japan’s worst mass killing, tributes pour in from over the world.

Landmark Court Ruling Grants Compensation for Families of Japan’s Former Leprosy Sufferers
July 19, 2019

Landmark Court Ruling Grants Compensation for Families of Japan’s Former Leprosy Sufferers

By Thisanka Siripala
Families hail ruling as a win in the fight against discrimination 20 years after the government abolished the leprosy segregation policy.
Man Shouting ‘You Die’ Kills 33 at Japan Anime Studio
July 18, 2019

Man Shouting ‘You Die’ Kills 33 at Japan Anime Studio

By Mari Yamaguchi
As yet, there’s no clear motive for the arson attack on Kyoto Animation.

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