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3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
September 22, 2018
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
A round-up of the foreign policy challenges facing Japan's prime minister as he enters his final term.
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
Japan Doesn't Need to Compete With China's Belt and Road
September 07, 2018
Japan Doesn't Need to Compete With China's Belt and Road
Chinese and Japanese infrastructure initiatives should not be viewed as out-and-out rivals.
Japan Doesn't Need to Compete With China's Belt and Road
Japan: North Korea Still Poses ‘Serious and Imminent’ Threat
August 28, 2018
Japan: North Korea Still Poses ‘Serious and Imminent’ Threat
Japan's latest Defense White Paper sees “no change” in the evaluation of the threat from North Korea
Japan: North Korea Still Poses ‘Serious and Imminent’ Threat
Diaoyu Islands Dispute: A Chinese Perspective
August 08, 2018
Diaoyu Islands Dispute: A Chinese Perspective
A view from China on the treaties that apply to the territorial dispute between China and Japan.
Diaoyu Islands Dispute: A Chinese Perspective
Japan and China's 'Tactical Detente'
July 06, 2018
Japan and China's 'Tactical Detente'
U.S.-China tensions are driving rapprochement between China and Japan, a professor argues.
Japan and China's 'Tactical Detente'
If Not North Korea, Who Will Be Japan’s Chief Antagonist?
June 02, 2018
If Not North Korea, Who Will Be Japan’s Chief Antagonist?
North Korea has long played the enemy for Japanese domestic political purposes. If peace comes, that will have to change.
If Not North Korea, Who Will Be Japan’s Chief Antagonist?
The China-Japan Infrastructure Nexus: Competition or Collaboration?
May 18, 2018
The China-Japan Infrastructure Nexus: Competition or Collaboration?
Can China and Japan cooperate in building Southeast Asia's much-needed infrastructure?
The China-Japan Infrastructure Nexus: Competition or Collaboration?
Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
May 17, 2018
Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
This year's Diplomacy Bluebook shows Japan scrambling to square long-held positions with rapid changes in the region.
Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral (Finally) Meets Again
May 12, 2018
China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral (Finally) Meets Again
After a two-year hiatus, the once-annual forum reconvenes amid rapid developments on the Korean Peninsula.
China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral (Finally) Meets Again
East China Sea: Japan Coast Guard Warns Chinese Survey Ship in Exclusive Economic Zone
April 22, 2018
East China Sea: Japan Coast Guard Warns Chinese Survey Ship in Exclusive Economic Zone
The incident comes as Japan and China agreed to expedite talks on a East China Sea air and sea communication mechanism.
East China Sea: Japan Coast Guard Warns Chinese Survey Ship in Exclusive Economic Zone
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
April 20, 2018
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
The two sides hope finding common ground on economic issues can help continue a thaw in relations.
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
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
Taro Kono’s China Visit Paves the Way for a China-Japan-South Korea Summit
January 30, 2018
Taro Kono’s China Visit Paves the Way for a China-Japan-South Korea Summit
Amid Japanese foreign minister’s visit, China and Japan agreed to hold a new round of the trilateral summit.
Taro Kono’s China Visit Paves the Way for a China-Japan-South Korea Summit
Iranian Oil Tanker Disaster Highlights Northeast Asia's Faultlines
January 26, 2018
Iranian Oil Tanker Disaster Highlights Northeast Asia's Faultlines
Without substantial revisions to multilateral regimes, the Sanchi environmental crisis will not be the last of its kind.
Iranian Oil Tanker Disaster Highlights Northeast Asia's Faultlines
Abe Vows to Achieve Major Improvement in Sino-Japan Relations in 2018
January 09, 2018
Abe Vows to Achieve Major Improvement in Sino-Japan Relations in 2018
This year marks the 40th anniversary of a peace and friendship treaty between China and Japan.
Abe Vows to Achieve Major Improvement in Sino-Japan Relations in 2018
4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Japan-Administered Waters Near Disputed East China Sea Islands
January 08, 2018
4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Japan-Administered Waters Near Disputed East China Sea Islands
The incident is the first of its kind in 2018.
4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Japan-Administered Waters Near Disputed East China Sea Islands
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