December 02, 2021
Can Kishida Become Japan’s First Human Rights Prime Minister?
By Mieczysław P. Boduszyński and Christopher K. Lamont
Japan has rarely been keen to promote human rights and democracy overseas. That may change under Kishida and his new special adviser on human rights.
August 26, 2021
Will Japan Become a Hub for China and Russia to Evade Sanctions?
By Francis Shin
Compared to the rest of the G-7, Japan’s relatively lax stance could make it a prime candidate for money laundering and other sanctions evasion activities.
February 27, 2021
It’s Time to Enact Japan’s Magnitsky Act
By Daisuke Akimoto
Such legislation would boost Japan's credentials as a defender of human rights and practitioner of values-based diplomacy.