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Japan 2019: Feast or Famine
February 07, 2019
Japan 2019: Feast or Famine
Economist Jesper Koll on what to expect from Abenomics and Japan's economy in 2019.
Japan 2019: Feast or Famine
Will the China-Japan Reset Continue in 2019?
January 31, 2019
Will the China-Japan Reset Continue in 2019?
Both sides are sending positive signals, but the thaw seems increasingly like the calm before the storm.
Will the China-Japan Reset Continue in 2019?
Japan Slams China for Unauthorized Research Around Okinotori Island
January 08, 2019
Japan Slams China for Unauthorized Research Around Okinotori Island
Japan’s exclusive economic zone around the remote island is being challenged by China again.
Japan Slams China for Unauthorized Research Around Okinotori Island
Japan’s Not Hedging… Yet
December 21, 2018
Japan’s Not Hedging… Yet
The country remains committed to the U.S.-led order, but finds itself in uncharted territory.
Japan’s Not Hedging… Yet
The United States, China and the Preferred Superpower
December 03, 2018
The United States, China and the Preferred Superpower
For Japan, the U.S. has traditionally held the role. But that was before Donald Trump.
The United States, China and the Preferred Superpower
Japan's Subtle China Strategy on Display
November 24, 2018
Japan's Subtle China Strategy on Display
At the latest round of ASEAN summitry, Abe emphasized rapprochement with China even while raising criticisms.
Japan's Subtle China Strategy on Display
Japan’s Belt and Road Balancing Act
November 08, 2018
Japan’s Belt and Road Balancing Act
Japan is engaging in China’s BRI while also hedging its bets through similar initiatives with other partners.
Japan’s Belt and Road Balancing Act
Abe Wants 'New Era' in China-Japan Relations
October 26, 2018
Abe Wants 'New Era' in China-Japan Relations
Shinzo Abe's long-awaited trip to China brought a raft of deals, but no major breakthroughs.
Abe Wants 'New Era' in China-Japan Relations
Amid US-China Tensions, Xi and Abe to Meet in Beijing
October 24, 2018
Amid US-China Tensions, Xi and Abe to Meet in Beijing
Abe plans to end Japan’s official development aid to China and sign business deals with Beijing.
Amid US-China Tensions, Xi and Abe to Meet in Beijing
At UN, Japan's Abe Defends the Rules-Based Order
September 27, 2018
At UN, Japan's Abe Defends the Rules-Based Order
Abe promises to defend free trade while resolving long-standing issues with Japan's neighbors.
At UN, Japan's Abe Defends the Rules-Based Order
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?
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