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Japan Pushes for Its Own North Korea Summit
May 14, 2019

Japan Pushes for Its Own North Korea Summit

By Daniel Hurst
Shinzo Abe now says he would meet with Kim Jong Un without any preconditions – a change from Tokyo’s previous position.

Japan Gives Trump a Thumb's Up for Hanoi Summit
March 01, 2019

Japan Gives Trump a Thumb's Up for Hanoi Summit

By Daniel Hurst
Shinzo Abe expressed his support for the decision to leave the US-North Korea summit with no deal.
The Second Trump Kim Summit: No Good Option for Japan?
February 27, 2019

The Second Trump Kim Summit: No Good Option for Japan?

By Yuki Tatsumi
Realistically, the best Japan can hope for is a least-bad outcome.

The Hanoi Summit: What’s in It for US Allies?
February 26, 2019

The Hanoi Summit: What’s in It for US Allies?

By Valérie Niquet and Marianne Peron-Doise
In Europe and Asia, U.S. allies will be watching the Trump-Kim summit with interest – and uncertainty.

North Korea: Getting Japan a Seat at the Table
February 23, 2019

North Korea: Getting Japan a Seat at the Table

By Luke Patey
Japan’s absence from diplomacy on North Korea is undermining efforts to bring about a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.

3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
September 22, 2018

3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future

By Daniel Hurst
A round-up of the foreign policy challenges facing Japan's prime minister as he enters his final term.

Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons
September 08, 2018

Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons

By Daniel Hurst
Speaking at the OPCW, Japan's defense minister emphasized North Korea's other weapons of mass destruction.
Japan: North Korea Still Poses ‘Serious and Imminent’ Threat
August 28, 2018

Japan: North Korea Still Poses ‘Serious and Imminent’ Threat

By Daniel Hurst
Japan's latest Defense White Paper sees “no change” in the evaluation of the threat from North Korea

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

By Mina Pollmann
The abductee issues continues to complicate Japan's approach to North Korea.

The Trump-Kim Summit: The View From Japan
June 12, 2018

The Trump-Kim Summit: The View From Japan

By Daniel Hurst
Japan remains cautious about North Korea's intentions.

Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
May 17, 2018

Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act

By Daniel Hurst
This year's Diplomacy Bluebook shows Japan scrambling to square long-held positions with rapid changes in the region.
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
April 20, 2018

China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks

By Daniel Hurst
The two sides hope finding common ground on economic issues can help continue a thaw in relations.

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