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Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty
August 03, 2020

Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty

By Jon Letman
75 years later, Japan’s atomic bomb survivors – the hibakusha – still remember the day in devastating detail.

Will Japan Pursue a Strike Capability in Lieu of Aegis Ashore?
July 28, 2020

Will Japan Pursue a Strike Capability in Lieu of Aegis Ashore?

By Titli Basu
Hard decisions lie ahead to make sure Japan has an effective defense without Aegis Ashore.
Postponed Tokyo Olympics Hit 1-Year-To-Go Mark – Again
July 24, 2020

Postponed Tokyo Olympics Hit 1-Year-To-Go Mark – Again

By Associated Press
COVID-19 reset the clock on the countdown and dampened enthusiasm for the Games.

Japan Sortieing More Jets During Heightened Senkaku Tensions
July 21, 2020

Japan Sortieing More Jets During Heightened Senkaku Tensions

By Steven Stashwick
Chinese jets, ships, and administrative moves add up to a months-long escalation of the East China Sea dispute.

For Kyoto Animation, Arson Victims and Their Families Always Come First
July 17, 2020

For Kyoto Animation, Arson Victims and Their Families Always Come First

By Thisanka Siripala
One year after the arson attack, the anime studio is determined to find its feet again, while coming to terms with the loss of beloved team members.

Securing Japan from Chinese ‘Predatory Economics’
July 17, 2020

Securing Japan from Chinese ‘Predatory Economics’

By Titli Basu
Managing risks and fortifying national security is critical while doing business with China. 

Amid the Pandemic, Australia and Japan Continue Their Strategic Convergence
July 14, 2020

Amid the Pandemic, Australia and Japan Continue Their Strategic Convergence

By Ankit Panda
A virtual leaders’ meeting didn’t make the top of global headlines, but it underscored the continued convergence between Tokyo and Canberra.
Japan Hammered by Record-Breaking Torrential Rains and Deadly Floods
July 13, 2020

Japan Hammered by Record-Breaking Torrential Rains and Deadly Floods

By Thisanka Siripala
Once again, Japan's rainy season is taking a deadly turn this year.

US Marine Corps Faces COVID-19 Outbreak in Okinawa
July 13, 2020

US Marine Corps Faces COVID-19 Outbreak in Okinawa

By Ankit Panda
The outbreak at U.S. Marine Corps facilities has raised concerns on the island.

Rethinking the Technological Story of the Pacific Theater of the Second World War
July 13, 2020

Rethinking the Technological Story of the Pacific Theater of the Second World War

By Robert Farley
Just how central was the battleship to naval operations during the Second World War?

Japanese Firms Exit South Korea Amid Prolonged Anti-Japan Movement
July 09, 2020

Japanese Firms Exit South Korea Amid Prolonged Anti-Japan Movement

By Tae-jun Kang
The boycott movement is still going strong, a year later.
Why Okinawans Are Outraged by the Aegis Ashore Cancellation
July 08, 2020

Why Okinawans Are Outraged by the Aegis Ashore Cancellation

By Robert Kajiwara
The cancellation of the controversial missile defense program is seen as discrimination by Okinawans, who have long fought base construction on similar grounds.

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