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Japan’s Immigration Policy: Turned Corner or Cul-De-Sac?
February 21, 2019
Japan’s Immigration Policy: Turned Corner or Cul-De-Sac?
A new immigration reform package still doesn't go far enough to meet Japan's needs.
Japan’s Immigration Policy: Turned Corner or Cul-De-Sac?
Japan and Europe’s Triple Partnership
February 14, 2019
Japan and Europe’s Triple Partnership
Parsing the new EU-Japan strategic, economic and digital agreements.
Japan and Europe’s Triple Partnership
The Art of the Balance: Japan, China and the United States
January 30, 2019
The Art of the Balance: Japan, China and the United States
It’s no easy thing to balance a distant ally with a worrisome close neighbor.
The Art of the Balance: Japan, China and the United States
How Abe Remade the Japan Coast Guard
January 24, 2019
How Abe Remade the Japan Coast Guard
Under Abe, the JCG has evolved into a vehicle for global diplomacy as well as defending Japanese interests.
How Abe Remade the Japan Coast Guard
What Comes After US Hegemony?
December 19, 2018
What Comes After US Hegemony?
The Asia-Pacific region looks beyond the United States.
What Comes After US Hegemony?
Will Japan and Russia Finally Settle Their Territorial Dispute?
November 15, 2018
Will Japan and Russia Finally Settle Their Territorial Dispute?
A deal, based on the 1956 Declaration, is closer than it has been in decades.
Will Japan and Russia Finally Settle Their Territorial Dispute?
Japan’s Belt and Road Balancing Act
November 08, 2018
Japan’s Belt and Road Balancing Act
Japan is engaging in China’s BRI while also hedging its bets through similar initiatives with other partners.
Japan’s Belt and Road Balancing Act
Japan Gears up for Electronic Warfare
September 05, 2018
Japan Gears up for Electronic Warfare
Japan is going electromagnetic, with implications for Japanese security policy and the U.S. regional strategy.
Japan Gears up for Electronic Warfare
Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces
August 16, 2018
Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces
Abe’s potential constitutional revision is likely to be underwhelming for the JSDF.
Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces
East Asia Comes to Europe
June 06, 2018
East Asia Comes to Europe
A tale of two suitors: Chinese and Japanese investments in Central and Eastern Europe.
East Asia Comes to Europe
Japan: From Gunboat Diplomacy to Coast Guard Diplomacy
May 11, 2018
Japan: From Gunboat Diplomacy to Coast Guard Diplomacy
In postwar Japan, the coast guard has taken a leading role in defending maritime interests.
Japan: From Gunboat Diplomacy to Coast Guard Diplomacy
A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides
April 23, 2018
A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides
How long can Japan keep up its balancing act between Russia and the West?
A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides
Looking Beyond 1 Percent: Japan’s Security Expenditures
April 03, 2018
Looking Beyond 1 Percent: Japan’s Security Expenditures
To understand Japan's security priorities, we have to consider more than the total defense budget.
Looking Beyond 1 Percent: Japan’s Security Expenditures
Japan’s Belt and Road Puzzle, Decoded
February 28, 2018
Japan’s Belt and Road Puzzle, Decoded
Japan's support for the Belt and Road is contingent on shaping China into a responsible global player.
Japan’s Belt and Road Puzzle, Decoded
Russia’s Objections to Japan’s Aegis Ashore Decision
February 07, 2018
Russia’s Objections to Japan’s Aegis Ashore Decision
A dubious Russian assumption is behind Moscow's opposition to the missile defense system.
Russia’s Objections to Japan’s Aegis Ashore Decision
Japan, China, and the Western Balkans
January 22, 2018
Japan, China, and the Western Balkans
Why Shinzo Abe visited Serbia on his recent tour of Eastern Europe.
Japan, China, and the Western Balkans
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