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Japan-South Korea Ties on Ice Until Bilateral Trade Meeting
December 06, 2019

Japan-South Korea Ties on Ice Until Bilateral Trade Meeting

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan and South Korea’s relationship hangs on a thread until talks resume at a high-level policy meeting later this month.

Japan Ends 2019 With a Packed Diplomatic Schedule
December 06, 2019

Japan Ends 2019 With a Packed Diplomatic Schedule

By Mina Pollmann
Japan's flurry of diplomacy highlights its outreach to newer, more distant partners.
Pope Francis Preaches Anti-Nuke Message in First Japan Visit in 38 Years
December 03, 2019

Pope Francis Preaches Anti-Nuke Message in First Japan Visit in 38 Years

By Thisanka Siripala
Pope Francis brought recognition to Japan’s “hidden” Christians while bearing pro-refugee and anti-nuclear messages of peace.

North Korea‘s Warning to Japan‘s Abe on Ballistic Missiles Should Be Taken Seriously
December 02, 2019

North Korea‘s Warning to Japan‘s Abe on Ballistic Missiles Should Be Taken Seriously

By Ankit Panda
Is North Korea warning Japan of launches to come?

Queer Eye’s Adaptation to Japanese Audiences
December 02, 2019

Queer Eye’s Adaptation to Japanese Audiences

By Layne Vandenberg and Emi Suzuki
Netflix’s Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! incorporates popular tropes of Japanese television to appeal to local viewers and address modern day issues.

Is Disaster-Prone Japan Facing Economic Derailment?
November 29, 2019

Is Disaster-Prone Japan Facing Economic Derailment?

By Thisanka Siripala
Following Typhoon Hagibis’ trail of destruction, worsening natural disasters are taking a toll on Japan’s economic outlook.

Japan Awards Contract to Lockheed Martin for 2 Solid State Radars for Aegis Ashore Batteries
November 27, 2019

Japan Awards Contract to Lockheed Martin for 2 Solid State Radars for Aegis Ashore Batteries

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s defense ministry has awarded a contract for the delivery of two SSR antenna sets for two planned land-based Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense systems.
Japan, South Korea Scramble Fighter Jets Against 2 Russian Strategic Bombers
November 27, 2019

Japan, South Korea Scramble Fighter Jets Against 2 Russian Strategic Bombers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The two Russian bombers and escort aircraft were conducting a 10-hour flight over the Sea of Japan and East China Sea.

Pope Ends Japan Visit on Personal Note
November 27, 2019

Pope Ends Japan Visit on Personal Note

By Nicole Winfield and Mari Yamaguchi
Pope Francis visited a Jesuit community in Tokyo that could have been his, had an early dream of being a missionary come true.

What Can We Learn From ‘Made in Japan’?
November 26, 2019

What Can We Learn From ‘Made in Japan’?

By He Jun
Japanese manufacturing has shifted from making brand-name products to cornering specific segments of the global supply chain.

Japan and Australia Deepen Defense Ties
November 25, 2019

Japan and Australia Deepen Defense Ties

By Grant Wyeth
Tokyo and Canberra now see each other as their most important -- and most reliable -- security partner after their respective alliances with the United States.
South Korea Will Keeps Its Military Intelligence Pact With Japan – For Now
November 23, 2019

South Korea Will Keeps Its Military Intelligence Pact With Japan – For Now

By Associated Press
Seoul had threatened to withdraw from the agreement amid bilateral tensions with Tokyo.

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