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Japan’s Limited Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 25, 2020

Japan’s Limited Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Hayden Marks
With limited testing and little interest in social distancing, Japan's coronavirus response is puzzling.
Tokyo Olympics Seem Sure to Happen — But Likely in 2021, Not 2020
March 23, 2020

Tokyo Olympics Seem Sure to Happen — But Likely in 2021, Not 2020

By Associated Press
The International Olympic Committee will make a decision on postponing the Tokyo Games to 2021 within four weeks.

Japan Mulling Additional Coronavirus Economic Rescue Measures
March 21, 2020

Japan Mulling Additional Coronavirus Economic Rescue Measures

By Thisanka Siripala
A third leg of incentives are being formulated to ease the economic fallout of the pandemic on Japan’s deteriorating economy.

Olympic Flame Lands in Japan as Doubts Grow Over Tokyo Games
March 20, 2020

Olympic Flame Lands in Japan as Doubts Grow Over Tokyo Games

By Associated Press
Even if the Olympics and Paralympics don't start as scheduled, the burning flame could be used as a symbol and a rallying point for the Japanese public.

Tokyo 2020: Avoiding Panic or Saving Face?
March 19, 2020

Tokyo 2020: Avoiding Panic or Saving Face?

By Layne Vandenberg
Are the IOC and the Japanese government hesitant to cancel the Summer Olympic Games because they want to quell public fear -- or avoid embarrassment?
Japan’s Emerging ‘Multi-Domain Defense Force’
March 18, 2020

Japan’s Emerging ‘Multi-Domain Defense Force’

By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan’s new defense budget foresees cross-domain operations in space, cyberspace, and electromagnetic domains.

Japan-India: An Indigenous Indo-Pacific Axis
March 18, 2020

Japan-India: An Indigenous Indo-Pacific Axis

By Tan Ming Hui and Nazia Hussain 
The longstanding India-Japan partnership is a crucial pillar for the Free and Open Indo-Pacific vision.
Japan Yet to Make Decision on Next-Generation Fighter Aircraft Partnership
March 14, 2020

Japan Yet to Make Decision on Next-Generation Fighter Aircraft Partnership

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Discussions with both the United Kingdom and the United States are continuing, according to the Japanese Ministry of Defense.

The V4+Japan Framework: A New Mode of Cooperation or a Doomed Project?
March 13, 2020

The V4+Japan Framework: A New Mode of Cooperation or a Doomed Project?

By Michal Kolmas
Japan’s relationship with the V4 -- Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia -- has roots but hasn’t grown much.

Japan’s 3/11 Recovery Stalled by Fukushima Decommissioning Delays
March 13, 2020

Japan’s 3/11 Recovery Stalled by Fukushima Decommissioning Delays

By Thisanka Siripala
Delays in dismantling the disaster-stricken nuclear power complex cast doubt on whether recovery goals will move forward according to schedule.

Japan Takes Additional Measures to Fight Coronavirus Outbreak
March 13, 2020

Japan Takes Additional Measures to Fight Coronavirus Outbreak

By Mina Pollmann
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared the spread of the coronavirus as a “state of historic emergency.”
Japan Marks Tsunami Anniversary Without Government Memorial Amid Coronavirus
March 12, 2020

Japan Marks Tsunami Anniversary Without Government Memorial Amid Coronavirus

By Associated Press
Some residents along the Japanese northern coast stood on roadsides overlooking the sea, offering silent prayers for their loved ones lost in a massive earthquake and tsunami nine years ago Wednesday.

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