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Japan Faces Growing Pressure to Rethink Releasing Fukushima’s Wastewater into Ocean
April 16, 2021

Japan Faces Growing Pressure to Rethink Releasing Fukushima’s Wastewater into Ocean

By Thisanka Siripala
China and South Korea have reacted strongly to the Japanese government’s decision to release contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear reactor.

Ping Pong Diplomacy: Made in Japan
April 10, 2021

Ping Pong Diplomacy: Made in Japan

By John Darwin Van Fleet
Remembering the Chinese, Japanese, and American table tennis players who paved the way for a historic diplomatic opening.
Is the China-Japan Thaw Over?
April 07, 2021

Is the China-Japan Thaw Over?

By Shannon Tiezzi
A year after what was supposed to be a landmark in the renewed relationship, rhetoric from both Beijing and Tokyo is increasingly frosty.

China’s Worrying New Coast Guard Law
March 17, 2021

China’s Worrying New Coast Guard Law

By KAWASHIMA Shin
Japan is watching the Senkaku Islands closely.

Is Japan Immune From China’s Media Influence Operations?
December 19, 2020

Is Japan Immune From China’s Media Influence Operations?

By Maiko Ichihara
Efforts to boost pro-China narratives in Japan haven’t received much attention – but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

Media Flubs Reporting on China’s Senkaku Comments
December 06, 2020

Media Flubs Reporting on China’s Senkaku Comments

By Shin Kawashima
Reports on controversial comments by China’s foreign minister miss some key details.

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.
The Japan–China Summit Telephone Conference
October 10, 2020

The Japan–China Summit Telephone Conference

By Shin Kawashima
What did the new Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga talk about with his Chinese counterpart?

Chinese Experts Think US-China Rivalry Accelerated Abe Shinzo’s Departure
September 02, 2020

Chinese Experts Think US-China Rivalry Accelerated Abe Shinzo’s Departure

By Hemant Adlakha
Experts in Beijing believe Abe got caught up in the unending hostility between Japan’s key ally, the U.S. and China, its largest trading partner -- just like in 2007

China, Japan and a Critical ‘Best Before’ Date
August 30, 2020

China, Japan and a Critical ‘Best Before’ Date

By Shin Kawashima
A May 2018 teleconference set a new tone. But for how long?

How Japan Talks About Security Threats
August 14, 2020

How Japan Talks About Security Threats

By Eitan Oren and Matthew Brummer
The particulars of the language used to describe rivals are important to understanding Japan’s threat assessments and policy goals.
Chinese Vessels Enter Senkaku Islands Territorial Sea for Longest Duration Since 2012. Why Now?
July 07, 2020

Chinese Vessels Enter Senkaku Islands Territorial Sea for Longest Duration Since 2012. Why Now?

By Ankit Panda
According to the Japan Coast Guard, Chinese vessels remained in the territorial sea around the disputed islets for 30 hours.

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