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North Korea‘s Warning to Japan‘s Abe on Ballistic Missiles Should Be Taken Seriously
December 02, 2019

North Korea‘s Warning to Japan‘s Abe on Ballistic Missiles Should Be Taken Seriously

By Ankit Panda
Is North Korea warning Japan of launches to come?

Abe Administration Left Behind on North Korea
July 26, 2019

Abe Administration Left Behind on North Korea

By Atsuhito Isozaki
The Japanese government has limited options for dealing with its bellicose neighbor.
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.

Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy
May 10, 2019

Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy

By James D. J. Brown
Abe’s hasty pursuit of a legacy makes Japanese foreign policy look unprincipled and weak.

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

By Daniel Hurst
Tokyo appears to be giving itself more room to negotiate on longstanding issues.

Japan Takes Small Step Toward Diplomacy With North Korea
March 19, 2019

Japan Takes Small Step Toward Diplomacy With North Korea

By Daniel Hurst
By stepping back from an annual UN resolution on North Korean human rights, Tokyo is sending a signal to Pyongyang.

Japan’s Stakes in US-North Korea Talks
February 05, 2019

Japan’s Stakes in US-North Korea Talks

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Naoko Aoki.
No Closer to an Abe-Kim Summit
August 07, 2018

No Closer to an Abe-Kim Summit

By Ankit Panda
No signs that an Abe-Kim summit is forthcoming—for now.

Shinzo Abe's North Korea Dilemma
July 28, 2018

Shinzo Abe's North Korea Dilemma

By Yuichiro Kakutani
Domestic political calculations, not national interest, are behind Abe's approach to North Korea.

If Not North Korea, Who Will Be Japan’s Chief Antagonist?
June 02, 2018

If Not North Korea, Who Will Be Japan’s Chief Antagonist?

By Erik Isaksson
North Korea has long played the enemy for Japanese domestic political purposes. If peace comes, that will have to change.

Trump-Kim Meeting Is Set. What Now For Japan?
May 16, 2018

Trump-Kim Meeting Is Set. What Now For Japan?

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan's singular focus on the abductee issue is marginalizing Tokyo in the current round of North Korea diplomacy.
Abe’s US Visit and the North Korea Problem
May 14, 2018

Abe’s US Visit and the North Korea Problem

By Shin Kawashima
Tokyo needs some deft maneuvering ahead of the Trump-Kim summit.

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