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Parsing the Economic Damage From the Japan-South Korea Dispute
January 24, 2020

Parsing the Economic Damage From the Japan-South Korea Dispute

By Troy Stangarone
Recent data indicate the overall damage was limited, but that could change if we see another round of escalation.

The Tough Road Ahead for US-Japan Host Nation Support Negotiations
January 23, 2020

The Tough Road Ahead for US-Japan Host Nation Support Negotiations

By Yuki Tatsumi
With election season looming in the U.S., the question of Japan's financial contribution to the alliance could become politically fraught.
Downtown Tokyo’s Homeless Fear Removal Ahead of Olympics
January 23, 2020

Downtown Tokyo’s Homeless Fear Removal Ahead of Olympics

By Associated Press
Like the United States, Japan has a relatively high poverty rate for a wealthy nation. 

Is Japan Ready to Welcome Immigrants?
January 22, 2020

Is Japan Ready to Welcome Immigrants?

By Mina Pollmann
A recent survey by Japan's Cabinet Office has interesting implications for the push to welcome more foreign workers.

Japan’s Leader Vows to Boost Nation’s Role in US Alliance
January 20, 2020

Japan’s Leader Vows to Boost Nation’s Role in US Alliance

By Associated Press
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Sunday to bolster his country's role under its security pact with the U.S. in "outer space and cyberspace."

US-Iran Tensions an Opening for Japan’s Leadership in the Middle East
January 17, 2020

US-Iran Tensions an Opening for Japan’s Leadership in the Middle East

By Adham Sahloul
Abe's personal relationships with the main players in the Middle East give him a unique opportunity to play peacemaker.

With Iran, North Korea Tensions in Headlines, Japan’s Defense Minister Visits US
January 17, 2020

With Iran, North Korea Tensions in Headlines, Japan’s Defense Minister Visits US

By Mina Pollmann
Taro Kono’s trip included the usual rhetoric on the alliance, but a few surprises as well.
Japan’s Security Choices in an Uncertain East Asia
January 17, 2020

Japan’s Security Choices in an Uncertain East Asia

By Titli Basu
What kind of Japan will the region have to deal with in the coming decades?

US, Japan Hold Naval Exercise in East China Sea
January 15, 2020

US, Japan Hold Naval Exercise in East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The January 13 exercise included a US F-35B carrying amphibious assault ship and a Japanese amphibious transport dock ship.

Japanese Defense Minister Tours Aegis Ashore Test Site in Hawaii
January 15, 2020

Japanese Defense Minister Tours Aegis Ashore Test Site in Hawaii

By Ankit Panda
Kono toured the test complex for an advanced ballistic missile defense system that Japan is procuring.

Japan and Myanmar’s Toxic Friendship
January 15, 2020

Japan and Myanmar’s Toxic Friendship

By Yuzuki Nagakoshi
Japan’s appeasement policy toward Myanmar, driven by geopolitics and disregard for human rights, is supporting the Rohingya genocide.
Ghosn’s Flight to Lebanon: What’s Next?
January 14, 2020

Ghosn’s Flight to Lebanon: What’s Next?

By Bruce Aronson
The incident leaves lingering questions and contending perceptions that have yet to be addressed.

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