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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?
The Hanoi Summit: What’s in It for US Allies?
February 26, 2019
The Hanoi Summit: What’s in It for US Allies?
In Europe and Asia, U.S. allies will be watching the Trump-Kim summit with interest – and uncertainty.
The Hanoi Summit: What’s in It for US Allies?
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
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
September 22, 2018
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
A round-up of the foreign policy challenges facing Japan's prime minister as he enters his final term.
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons
September 08, 2018
Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons
Speaking at the OPCW, Japan's defense minister emphasized North Korea's other weapons of mass destruction.
Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons
Japan: North Korea Still Poses ‘Serious and Imminent’ Threat
August 28, 2018
Japan: North Korea Still Poses ‘Serious and Imminent’ Threat
Japan's latest Defense White Paper sees “no change” in the evaluation of the threat from North Korea
Japan: North Korea Still Poses ‘Serious and Imminent’ Threat
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
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
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
April 20, 2018
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
The two sides hope finding common ground on economic issues can help continue a thaw in relations.
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
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
German President: Unity Key to Handling North Korea Crisis
February 21, 2018
German President: Unity Key to Handling North Korea Crisis
Advice from a key figure in the Iran deal is in keeping with the Japanese government's approach.
German President: Unity Key to Handling North Korea Crisis
Japan Unimpressed by Inter-Korean Talks
January 12, 2018
Japan Unimpressed by Inter-Korean Talks
Despite signs of a thaw in inter-Korea relations, Japan's Abe continues to stress the need for national defense.
Japan Unimpressed by Inter-Korean Talks
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