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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 Takes Small Step Toward Diplomacy With North Korea
March 19, 2019
Japan Takes Small Step Toward Diplomacy With North Korea
By stepping back from an annual UN resolution on North Korean human rights, Tokyo is sending a signal to Pyongyang.
Japan Takes Small Step Toward Diplomacy With North Korea
Japan Gives Trump a Thumb's Up for Hanoi Summit
March 01, 2019
Japan Gives Trump a Thumb's Up for Hanoi Summit
Shinzo Abe expressed his support for the decision to leave the US-North Korea summit with no deal.
Japan Gives Trump a Thumb's Up for Hanoi Summit
The Second Trump Kim Summit: No Good Option for Japan?
February 27, 2019
The Second Trump Kim Summit: No Good Option for Japan?
Realistically, the best Japan can hope for is a least-bad outcome.
The Second Trump Kim Summit: No Good Option for Japan?
North Korea: Getting Japan a Seat at the Table
February 23, 2019
North Korea: Getting Japan a Seat at the Table
Japan’s absence from diplomacy on North Korea is undermining efforts to bring about a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea: Getting Japan a Seat at the Table
Japan Wants Human Rights Back on the North Korea Agenda
December 22, 2018
Japan Wants Human Rights Back on the North Korea Agenda
A government-organized symposium focused on human rights, including the abductee issue, rather than nuclear weapons.
Japan Wants Human Rights Back on the North Korea Agenda
At UN, Japan's Abe Defends the Rules-Based Order
September 27, 2018
At UN, Japan's Abe Defends the Rules-Based Order
Abe promises to defend free trade while resolving long-standing issues with Japan's neighbors.
At UN, Japan's Abe Defends the Rules-Based Order
Shinzo Abe's North Korea Dilemma
July 28, 2018
Shinzo Abe's North Korea Dilemma
Domestic political calculations, not national interest, are behind Abe's approach to North Korea.
Shinzo Abe's North Korea Dilemma
After North Korea, Pompeo Visits Japan to Meet With US Allies
July 09, 2018
After North Korea, Pompeo Visits Japan to Meet With US Allies
The abductee issues continues to complicate Japan's approach to North Korea.
After North Korea, Pompeo Visits Japan to Meet With US Allies
The Trump-Kim Summit: The View From Japan
June 12, 2018
The Trump-Kim Summit: The View From Japan
Japan remains cautious about North Korea's intentions.
The Trump-Kim Summit: The View From Japan
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
May 01, 2018
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
Over the weekend, Moon briefed Abe by telephone about his discussions with Kim.
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
April 26, 2018
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
A professor from Korea University sought to “convey the perspectives from Pyongyang” in a Tokyo press conference.
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
April 06, 2018
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Despite thawing tensions, Japan remains reluctant to forge ties with North Korea.
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
April 05, 2018
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
How Tokyo can make its way to the North Korean negotiating table.
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
Left out of North Korea Summits, Japan Elevates Abduction Issue
March 21, 2018
Left out of North Korea Summits, Japan Elevates Abduction Issue
In a flurry of talks with South Korean and U.S. officials, Japan tries to make sure its interests aren't forgotten.
Left out of North Korea Summits, Japan Elevates Abduction Issue
Abe to Visit US in April, Following Trump's Willingness for a North Korea Summit
March 12, 2018
Abe to Visit US in April, Following Trump's Willingness for a North Korea Summit
Japan will be wary about the prospect of a Trump-Kim summit.
Abe to Visit US in April, Following Trump's Willingness for a North Korea Summit
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