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Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
August 05, 2017
Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
Despite a drastic public opinion slide, Abe's new cabinet was remarkably consistent.
Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
Abe's Political Woes Continue With Moritomo Scandal Arrests
August 02, 2017
Abe's Political Woes Continue With Moritomo Scandal Arrests
A much-needed electoral victory for the LDP comes with arrests in a scandal involving Abe and his wife.
Abe's Political Woes Continue With Moritomo Scandal Arrests
Can a Cabinet Reshuffle Reverse Abe's Downward Spiral?
July 25, 2017
Can a Cabinet Reshuffle Reverse Abe's Downward Spiral?
The LDP takes another electoral hit as approval ratings continue to slide.
Can a Cabinet Reshuffle Reverse Abe's Downward Spiral?
Japan-China Relations at a Crossroads
July 22, 2016
Japan-China Relations at a Crossroads
Asia’s two biggest economic powers continue to struggle to find common ground.
Japan-China Relations at a Crossroads
Japan Protests Chinese Construction in East China Sea
June 04, 2016
Japan Protests Chinese Construction in East China Sea
Once again, Japan criticizes China's gas projects in an undemarcated maritime area.
Japan Protests Chinese Construction in East China Sea
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
April 19, 2016
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
The focus on Kerry in Hiroshima overshadowed a major foreign policy "win" for Japan.
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
What Next in Japan-Iran Relations?
October 15, 2015
What Next in Japan-Iran Relations?
Worried it is falling behind Europe and China, Japan is eager to boost ties with Iran.
What Next in Japan-Iran Relations?
Can Japan and Russia Resolve Their Territorial Dispute?
October 05, 2015
Can Japan and Russia Resolve Their Territorial Dispute?
Talks are again underway. Can the two countries remove the main obstacle to stronger ties?
Can Japan and Russia Resolve Their Territorial Dispute?
South Korea's Foreign Minister to Make First Trip to Japan
June 18, 2015
South Korea's Foreign Minister to Make First Trip to Japan
Yun Byung-se will visit Japan to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ROK-Japan diplomatic ties.
South Korea's Foreign Minister to Make First Trip to Japan
Chinese Diplomat: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were Bombed for a Reason
May 13, 2015
Chinese Diplomat: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were Bombed for a Reason
The battle over World War II history flares up during the ongoing NPT Review Conference.
Chinese Diplomat: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were Bombed for a Reason
Japan's Nuclear Diplomacy
May 07, 2015
Japan's Nuclear Diplomacy
At the NPT review conference, Japanese politicians and citizens push for a nuclear-weapons-free world.
Japan's Nuclear Diplomacy
Japan, US Talk Okinawa, South China Sea at Ministers' Meeting
April 28, 2015
Japan, US Talk Okinawa, South China Sea at Ministers' Meeting
A 2+2 meeting in New York set the stage for Japanese PM Abe's visit to the U.S. What issues were on the agenda?
Japan, US Talk Okinawa, South China Sea at Ministers' Meeting
Japan Punishes North Korea For Reporting Delay on Abductees
April 01, 2015
Japan Punishes North Korea For Reporting Delay on Abductees
Japan has heard nothing from Pyongyang about its internal investigation into the fates of Japanese abductees.
Japan Punishes North Korea For Reporting Delay on Abductees
History Debate on Display at Rare China-Japan-South Korea Meeting
March 23, 2015
History Debate on Display at Rare China-Japan-South Korea Meeting
The first trilateral foreign ministers' meeting in nearly 3 years included a major emphasis on history.
History Debate on Display at Rare China-Japan-South Korea Meeting
Japan’s Road Warrior Diplomacy
September 25, 2014
Japan’s Road Warrior Diplomacy
Abe’s unrelenting schedule belies a group of allies eager for Japanese participation.
Japan’s Road Warrior Diplomacy
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