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Japan Ends 2019 With a Packed Diplomatic Schedule
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.

Does Japan Have a Global Environmental Strategy?
November 06, 2019

Does Japan Have a Global Environmental Strategy?

By Elliot Silverberg and Elizabeth Smith
As the world’s attention turns increasingly to climate change, Japan is in prime position to lead.
What’s Next for India-Japan Defense Relations?
September 06, 2019

What’s Next for India-Japan Defense Relations?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
While the impetus for closer alignment is clear, much work remains to be done on the security side and within the wider bilateral relationship.

Japan’s Disappointing G7 Summit
August 28, 2019

Japan’s Disappointing G7 Summit

By Mina Pollmann
The grouping seems less and less inclined to take up concerns related to East Asia, adding to Japan’s disillusionment.

Japan Keen to Bolster Ties with Pacific Island States
August 12, 2019

Japan Keen to Bolster Ties with Pacific Island States

By Grant Wyeth
The island states of the Pacific are pivotal to Japan’s free and open Indo-Pacific strategy.

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?

By Daniel Hurst
Evaluating PM Abe’s sideline diplomacy and Japan’s pursuit of previously stated goals.

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

By Daniel Hurst
Tokyo appears to be giving itself more room to negotiate on longstanding issues.
Japan Eyes a Diplomatic Upgrade
February 23, 2019

Japan Eyes a Diplomatic Upgrade

By Daniel Hurst
Foreign Minister Taro Kono told parliament that the country needs to overhaul its foreign ministry workforce.

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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Diplomat speaks with Jonathan B. Miller on the future direction of Japan's foreign and defense policies.

How Shinzo Abe Is Changing Japan’s Foreign Policy Apparatus
December 13, 2018

How Shinzo Abe Is Changing Japan’s Foreign Policy Apparatus

By Dmitry Filippov
The Abe administration is seizing the foreign policy initiative from Japan’s bureaucracy.

Satoru Nagao on the Japan-India ‘Special’ Relationship
December 12, 2018

Satoru Nagao on the Japan-India ‘Special’ Relationship

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat talks with Saturo Nagao about the trajectory of ties between Japan and India in the wider Indo-Pacific.
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

By J. Berkshire Miller
Now is a time for alliance management and shrewd diplomacy from Japan.

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