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Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?
July 01, 2019
Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?
Evaluating PM Abe’s sideline diplomacy and Japan’s pursuit of previously stated goals.
Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?
Japan’s Diplomatic Policy Outline Reveals Shifts on North Korea, Russia
May 02, 2019
Japan’s Diplomatic Policy Outline Reveals Shifts on North Korea, Russia
Tokyo appears to be giving itself more room to negotiate on longstanding issues.
Japan’s Diplomatic Policy Outline Reveals Shifts on North Korea, Russia
Japan Eyes a Diplomatic Upgrade
February 23, 2019
Japan Eyes a Diplomatic Upgrade
Foreign Minister Taro Kono told parliament that the country needs to overhaul its foreign ministry workforce.
Japan Eyes a Diplomatic Upgrade
Jonathan B. Miller on Japan's Foreign and Defense Policies Under Shinzo Abe
February 06, 2019
Jonathan B. Miller on Japan's Foreign and Defense Policies Under Shinzo Abe
The Diplomat speaks with Jonathan B. Miller on the future direction of Japan's foreign and defense policies.
Jonathan B. Miller on Japan's Foreign and Defense Policies Under Shinzo Abe
How Shinzo Abe Is Changing Japan’s Foreign Policy Apparatus
December 13, 2018
How Shinzo Abe Is Changing Japan’s Foreign Policy Apparatus
The Abe administration is seizing the foreign policy initiative from Japan’s bureaucracy.
How Shinzo Abe Is Changing Japan’s Foreign Policy Apparatus
Satoru Nagao on the Japan-India ‘Special’ Relationship
December 12, 2018
Satoru Nagao on the Japan-India ‘Special’ Relationship
The Diplomat talks with Saturo Nagao about the trajectory of ties between Japan and India in the wider Indo-Pacific.
Satoru Nagao on the Japan-India ‘Special’ Relationship
US-Japan Relations in the Coming Year: Alliance Management and Risk Management
July 27, 2018
US-Japan Relations in the Coming Year: Alliance Management and Risk Management
Now is a time for alliance management and shrewd diplomacy from Japan.
US-Japan Relations in the Coming Year: Alliance Management and Risk Management
Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
May 17, 2018
Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
This year's Diplomacy Bluebook shows Japan scrambling to square long-held positions with rapid changes in the region.
Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy
March 30, 2018
Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy
Japan must demonstrate that its commitment to international law and democratic values is more than just a fig leaf.
Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy
Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
June 13, 2017
Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
Japan's prime minister isn't nationalistic so much as realistic.
Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
March 07, 2017
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
Will Japan use Trump's presidency as impetus to commit to a new Asian security architecture in the region?
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
February 23, 2017
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
Tokyo’s defense forces conducted their first drill outside of Japan alongside Asia’s largest multinational exercise.
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
Japan’s Regional Strategy Reveals an Ally at Risk
February 06, 2017
Japan’s Regional Strategy Reveals an Ally at Risk
Washington is the glue that holds together whatever informal security arrangements Tokyo aspires to develop in Asia.
Japan’s Regional Strategy Reveals an Ally at Risk
Why Russia and Japan Can’t Solve the Kuril Islands Dispute
June 30, 2016
Why Russia and Japan Can’t Solve the Kuril Islands Dispute
The deadlock is rooted in the entrenched positions of both sides.
Why Russia and Japan Can’t Solve the Kuril Islands Dispute
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
Japan's Role in the Refugee Crisis
September 11, 2015
Japan's Role in the Refugee Crisis
Japan has been quick to donate money, but slow to welcome refugees.
Japan's Role in the Refugee Crisis
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