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An Inoffensive Quest: Can Japan’s Defense Exports Take Off?
January 26, 2021

An Inoffensive Quest: Can Japan’s Defense Exports Take Off?

By John Wright
Japan’s quest for an arms manufacturing industry is intimately linked with its self-perception as a “normal” power. How has it fared so far?

India-Japan Cyber Cooperation: From Strength to Strength
January 21, 2021

India-Japan Cyber Cooperation: From Strength to Strength

By Prakash Panneerselvam
Both Tokyo and New Delhi share common concerns about China – including on cyberspace.
Why Some in Japan Are Still Unsettled About a Biden Administration
January 20, 2021

Why Some in Japan Are Still Unsettled About a Biden Administration

By Carlos Ramirez
The favorable view of Trump’s policy combined with a pessimism of Biden as it relates to Japan is both unfounded and misguided

‘Journey to the West’: The Buddhist Reimagination of China
January 19, 2021

‘Journey to the West’: The Buddhist Reimagination of China

By Amitav Acharya
The Nirvana Route: How early encounters between India, China and Southeast Asia shaped Asian civilization.

Japan’s Struggling Single Mothers Expose the Flaws of Womenomics
January 19, 2021

Japan’s Struggling Single Mothers Expose the Flaws of Womenomics

By Thisanka Siripala
As the pandemic exacerbates poverty rates among single mothers, the shortcomings of womenomics reforms are on full display.

Japan Urges South Korea to Drop Wartime Compensation Demands
January 19, 2021

Japan Urges South Korea to Drop Wartime Compensation Demands

By Associated Press
A South Korean court's recent ruling is likely to further complicate bilateral relations between the two U.S. allies.

Japan’s Olympic Dreams Remain Hostage to COVID-19 Uncertainty
January 14, 2021

Japan’s Olympic Dreams Remain Hostage to COVID-19 Uncertainty

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s hopes for the postponed Tokyo Olympics are shrouded in doubt as the coronavirus outbreak in the country heads for a worst case scenario.
The US Role in South Korea-Japan Relations: From Johnson to Biden
January 14, 2021

The US Role in South Korea-Japan Relations: From Johnson to Biden

By Erik French, Jiyoon Kim, and Jihoon Yu
Past history gives a blueprint the incoming administration can use to push for better relations between two important East Asian allies.

Japan Aims tor Greater Engagement in Latin America
January 12, 2021

Japan Aims tor Greater Engagement in Latin America

By Astha Chadha
Foreign Minister Motgei’s visit to the region is another manifestation of the Suga administration’s focus.

Revisiting the Obama-Hatoyama Relationship
January 12, 2021

Revisiting the Obama-Hatoyama Relationship

By Gregory Kulacki
A controversy stoked by Obama's recent memoir gives causes to look back at a troubled relationship - and what could have been.

Does Japan Need to Develop a New Fighter Aircraft?
January 11, 2021

Does Japan Need to Develop a New Fighter Aircraft?

By Arnaud Sobrero
China’s military buildup, coupled with existing problems associated with imports from the U.S., may make such a move a necessity.
Seoul Court Orders Japan to Compensate 12 Korean Sex Slaves
January 09, 2021

Seoul Court Orders Japan to Compensate 12 Korean Sex Slaves

By Associated Press
The ruling recalls the 2018 judgment on forced labor that sparked a trade war between Japan and South Korea.

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