March 28, 2022
Japan Resets Its Role in Europe in the Wake of Ukraine War
By Duncan Bartlett
Kishida Fumio joined crisis talks in Brussels primarily to advise on the economic impact of the invasion. He also used the trip to promote Japan’s wider diplomatic and security agenda.
September 14, 2020
Abe Shinzo’s Legacy in Japan-Europe Relations
By Michito Tsuruoka
Mainstreaming Europe in Japan’s foreign policy.
December 06, 2019
Japan Ends 2019 With a Packed Diplomatic Schedule
By Mina Pollmann
Japan's flurry of diplomacy highlights its outreach to newer, more distant partners.
October 30, 2019
An Unexpected Ally: Japan’s Up-and-Coming Partnership With the EU
By Emese Schwarcz
The most recent Japan-EU agreement cements an all-around partnership between the two.
April 24, 2019
France and Japan’s Growing Convergence
By Valérie Niquet
Shinzo Abe’s recent visit to France highlighted areas of cooperation in a growing relationship.
February 14, 2019
Japan and Europe’s Triple Partnership
By Andrei Lungu
Parsing the new EU-Japan strategic, economic and digital agreements.
August 17, 2018
The EU-Japan Partnerships: Advancing the Abe Doctrine?
By Edward Danks
Analyzing the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) in context.
July 19, 2018
Japan, EU Display Solidarity in the Face of US Friction
By Daniel Hurst
Their new FTA is “of enormous strategic importance for the rules-based international order,” says the European Council president.
July 18, 2018
Largest Bilateral Free Trade Agreement: Japan, EU Conclude Bilateral Economic Partnership Agreement
By Ankit Panda
The agreement will see nearly all tariffs on goods traded between the two sides lifted.
January 13, 2015
Japan and Europe Step Up Cooperation in Cyberspace
By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan and Europe are increasing their cooperation in cyberspace; fear of China could be one reason.