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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
What North Korea's ICBM Means for Japan's Defense Planning
December 12, 2017
What North Korea's ICBM Means for Japan's Defense Planning
Japan's defense planning will need to account for the increased threat from North Korea.
What North Korea's ICBM Means for Japan's Defense Planning
Is Japan’s 'Nuclear Allergy' Being Cured?
December 02, 2017
Is Japan’s 'Nuclear Allergy' Being Cured?
President Trump’s rhetoric and a highly threatening North Korea are chipping away at Japan's nuclear neuralgia.
Is Japan’s 'Nuclear Allergy' Being Cured?
Japan’s Increasingly Tough Defense Choices
December 01, 2017
Japan’s Increasingly Tough Defense Choices
With the North Korean threat reaching unparalleled levels, Tokyo is facing difficult choices about self-defense.
Japan’s Increasingly Tough Defense Choices
Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
May 26, 2017
Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
The steps Shinzo Abe must take to achieve constitutional revision, and the political implications.
Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
Should America Share the 'Spear' With Japan?
May 05, 2017
Should America Share the 'Spear' With Japan?
The Japanese debate over acquiring missile strike capability needs to consider the broader alliance framework.
Should America Share the 'Spear' With Japan?
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