Islamic State and Japan: What Next?
By Mieczyslaw P. Boduszynski and Christopher K. Lamont
Could Shinzo Abe seize the moment to raise awareness of Japan’s foreign policies and their impact on national security?
The Islamic State May Have Derailed Japan’s Foreign Policy Outreach
By Aki Peritz and Joshua W. Walker
How the domestic political fallout from the brutal murder of two Japanese nationals could upend Abe's foreign policy.
Islamic State Murders Hostage, Sparking Soul-Searching in Japan
By Shannon Tiezzi
The reported decapitation of Haruna Yukawa is causing some to question the wisdom of Japan's new security stance.
Kidnapped 'Mercenary' in Syria Poses Problem For Japan
By Clint Richards
Haruna Yukawa’s involvement in illicit activities will complicate negotiations for his release.