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Japan Names Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands
August 01, 2014

Japan Names Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands

By Zachary Keck
In a move that will almost certainly anger China, Japan announced Friday that it is naming five of the disputed islands.
How the World Got the Concept of Borders Wrong
June 12, 2014

How the World Got the Concept of Borders Wrong

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Rigid territorial norms make the resolution of contemporary territorial disputes almost impossible.

Japan’s Anti-China Coalition Is Dangerous
June 03, 2014

Japan’s Anti-China Coalition Is Dangerous

By Dingding Chen
Japan’s attempts to assemble an anti-China coalition in the region are dangerous and misguided.

To Lead In Asia, Japan Must Take China to Court
May 31, 2014

To Lead In Asia, Japan Must Take China to Court

By Zachary Keck
Acknowledging the Senkaku dispute and appealing to international law would benefit both Japan and ASEAN.

Abe’s Next Steps Toward Collective Self-Defense
May 15, 2014

Abe’s Next Steps Toward Collective Self-Defense

By Clint Richards
The LDP is seeking to unite the coalition government in order to enshrine collective self-defense by year’s end.
The Perils of Island Warfare
May 13, 2014

The Perils of Island Warfare

By James R. Holmes
It’s a lot easier to take an island than it is to hold on to it.

Japan to Conduct Island Defense Exercise on Uninhabited Island
May 02, 2014

Japan to Conduct Island Defense Exercise on Uninhabited Island

By Ankit Panda
Japan will conduct its first major island defense exercise, using a real uninhabited island.
Obama: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
April 24, 2014

Obama: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty

By Ankit Panda
U.S. President Barack Obama, for the first time, took a side on the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute, backing Japan.

Japan to Station Troops on Yonaguni, Near Disputed Islands
April 19, 2014

Japan to Station Troops on Yonaguni, Near Disputed Islands

By Shannon Tiezzi
Japan will station 100 troops and radar on its westernmost island, located 108 kilometers east of Taiwan.

China and Japan Seek Detente?
April 16, 2014

China and Japan Seek Detente?

By Zachary Keck
All signs suggest that China and Japan are quietly trying to improve ties.

Why the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon
April 16, 2014

Why the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon

By Ankit Panda
The dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands is going to remain a major issue in China-Japan relations for a while.
Is China Ready to Repair Ties With Japan?
April 15, 2014

Is China Ready to Repair Ties With Japan?

By Shannon Tiezzi
A decline in Chinese naval patrols coupled with less heated rhetoric may signal China is ready to work with Japan.

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