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Japan Leader Calls for Greater Military Capability, Spending
October 18, 2021

Japan Leader Calls for Greater Military Capability, Spending

By Mari Yamaguchi
Kishida said Japan's security environment has been rapidly changing.

How Will Japan’s Cybersecurity Posture Impact its Relations With China?
October 16, 2021

How Will Japan’s Cybersecurity Posture Impact its Relations With China?

By Thomas Glucksmann
Japan’s new Kishida government seeks to bolster the national response to cyber threats from China, the country’s largest export market. What could go wrong?      
COVID-19 Made Life Even Worse for Japan’s Foreign Trainees
October 15, 2021

COVID-19 Made Life Even Worse for Japan’s Foreign Trainees

By Moeka Iida
The situation of technical interns in Japan was already hard. For many, the situation has now become desperate.

What Does a Kishida Government Mean for Japan-Russia Economic Relations?
October 14, 2021

What Does a Kishida Government Mean for Japan-Russia Economic Relations?

By Andrei Kozinets and James D.J. Brown
Japan-Russia relations look set for a lull under Prime Minister Kishida. But there are good reason to continue economic cooperation in the Russian Far East.

What Is Kishidanomics?
October 14, 2021

What Is Kishidanomics?

By Daisuke Akimoto and Larissa Stünkel
Can Japan achieve the new prime minister’s plan for income doubling and economic security?

Tokyo’s Recent Earthquake Is a Wake-up Call for Disaster Prevention
October 12, 2021

Tokyo’s Recent Earthquake Is a Wake-up Call for Disaster Prevention

By Thisanka Siripala
A strong earthquake in Tokyo last week put the city’s preparedness for a dreaded megaquake under the spotlight.

JIMEX-21: India-Japan Maritime Exercise
October 12, 2021

JIMEX-21: India-Japan Maritime Exercise

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
In addition to India-Japan exercises, there have been several other naval exercises in the region in recent months involving a growing roster of countries.
A Turning Point for Japan-US Climate Cooperation? 
October 08, 2021

A Turning Point for Japan-US Climate Cooperation? 

By Florentine Koppenborg and Ulv Hanssen
Biden needs to put more pressure on Japan to abandon coal.

Japan’s Kishida: A Dove in Hawk’s Clothing?
October 07, 2021

Japan’s Kishida: A Dove in Hawk’s Clothing?

By John Nilsson-Wright
The new Japanese prime minister will find it a challenge to unite his divided party while also winning the confidence of an increasingly skeptical electorate.

Japan PM Kishida’s New Ministry and the Legacy of Abenomics 
October 06, 2021

Japan PM Kishida’s New Ministry and the Legacy of Abenomics 

By Thisanka Siripala
While Kishida retains many of his predecessor's economic policies, his mission to reduce income disparities represents a fresh take on economic security.

China Is Manufacturing Vaccines in Africa. The Quad Should Too.
October 05, 2021

China Is Manufacturing Vaccines in Africa. The Quad Should Too.

By Veda Vaidyanathan
The implications of Beijing’s progression from donating vials of the vaccine to setting up production in the continent are hard to ignore, especially for the leaders of the Quad.
Will Japan’s Kishida Take Relations With the Koreas in a New Direction?
October 05, 2021

Will Japan’s Kishida Take Relations With the Koreas in a New Direction?

By Jason Bartlett
Kishida looks likely to maintain a typical Japanese approach to the two Koreas.

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