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Japan’s COVID-19 Spike Raises Alarm for Elderly and At-Risk Groups 
December 05, 2020

Japan’s COVID-19 Spike Raises Alarm for Elderly and At-Risk Groups 

By Thisanka Siripala
The controversial “Go To” domestic tourism subsidy has come under the microscope for possibly facilitating the nation’s explosion of coronavirus cases.
Japan Spacecraft Approaches Earth to Drop Asteroid Samples
December 05, 2020

Japan Spacecraft Approaches Earth to Drop Asteroid Samples

By Associated Press
The Hayabusa2’s samples are due to arrive home on Sunday, after a year-long journey back from the asteroid Ryugu.

Ex-PM Abe’s Office Investigated Over Cherry Blossom Party Scandal
November 25, 2020

Ex-PM Abe’s Office Investigated Over Cherry Blossom Party Scandal

By Associated Press
A scandal from 2018 continues to dog the former Japanese prime minister.

China’s Foreign Minister Arrives in Japan, Hoping to Keep Relations Steady
November 24, 2020

China’s Foreign Minister Arrives in Japan, Hoping to Keep Relations Steady

By Shannon Tiezzi
Wang Yi’s trip marks Beijing’s first high-level engagement with the new Suga administration.

Could RCEP Help Improve South Korea-Japan Relations?
November 24, 2020

Could RCEP Help Improve South Korea-Japan Relations?

By Kyle Ferrier
As a byproduct of the mega-deal, Seoul and Tokyo are now bound by their first ever shared free trade agreement.
Quad 2.0 Is Off to a Good Start – It Must Keep Going
November 23, 2020

Quad 2.0 Is Off to a Good Start – It Must Keep Going

By Manoj Rawat
The Malabar exercises in the Indian Ocean this month show the Quad is ready to be serious.

A Missing Piece in Japan’s Cyber Defense
November 20, 2020

A Missing Piece in Japan’s Cyber Defense

By Eugenio Benincasa
The case for a government process handling “zero day” vulnerability disclosure in Japan.
Australia, Japan to Bolster Defense Ties Amid China’s Rise
November 18, 2020

Australia, Japan to Bolster Defense Ties Amid China’s Rise

By Associated Press
The two nations share dovetailing concerns about Beijing's growing assertiveness in the South and East China Seas.

How Will Japan Reach Its Landmark Zero-Carbon Goal?
November 17, 2020

How Will Japan Reach Its Landmark Zero-Carbon Goal?

By Thisanka Siripala
Decarbonization usually means boosting renewable energy, but Japan is also looking to push nuclear energy.

Assessing the Japan-UK Economic Partnership Agreement
November 17, 2020

Assessing the Japan-UK Economic Partnership Agreement

By Michito Tsuruoka
Trade and beyond

IOC President Says Tokyo Olympic ‘Participants’ Will Be Encouraged to Get Vaccine
November 17, 2020

IOC President Says Tokyo Olympic ‘Participants’ Will Be Encouraged to Get Vaccine

By Associated Press
Thomas Bach made the comment as he tours Japan, seeking to persuade a skeptical Japanese public that it’s safe to hold the Olympics during a pandemic.
South Korea and Japan Continue to Struggle to Bridge Their Differences
November 11, 2020

South Korea and Japan Continue to Struggle to Bridge Their Differences

By Troy Stangarone
A spate of recent exchanges could be seen as an accomplishment in and of itself, but there has been little concrete progress toward a solution on the forced labor issue.

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