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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
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?
North Korea has long played the enemy for Japanese domestic political purposes. If peace comes, that will have to change.
If Not North Korea, Who Will Be Japan’s Chief Antagonist?
Trump-Kim Meeting Is Set. What Now For Japan?
May 16, 2018
Trump-Kim Meeting Is Set. What Now For Japan?
Japan's singular focus on the abductee issue is marginalizing Tokyo in the current round of North Korea diplomacy.
Trump-Kim Meeting Is Set. What Now For Japan?
Abe’s US Visit and the North Korea Problem
May 14, 2018
Abe’s US Visit and the North Korea Problem
Tokyo needs some deft maneuvering ahead of the Trump-Kim summit.
Abe’s US Visit and the North Korea Problem
More Than Meets the Eye: The 2018 Japan-China-South Korea Trilateral Summit
May 08, 2018
More Than Meets the Eye: The 2018 Japan-China-South Korea Trilateral Summit
Wednesday’s trilateral summit will add momentum to — and raise the stakes for — the upcoming Trump-Kim meeting.
More Than Meets the Eye: The 2018 Japan-China-South Korea Trilateral Summit
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’s Security Alliance Dilemma
March 24, 2018
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Tokyo has serious concerns about the U.S.-North Korea dialogue and also the potential of nuclear war.
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
March 23, 2018
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
The Japanese prime minister has put serious effort into diplomacy near and far -- but will it pay off?
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
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
Abe’s Cul-de-Sac Foreign Policy: Between Entrapment and Abandonment
September 11, 2017
Abe’s Cul-de-Sac Foreign Policy: Between Entrapment and Abandonment
There is a third alternative Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should consider pursuing.
Abe’s Cul-de-Sac Foreign Policy: Between Entrapment and Abandonment
Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan
September 02, 2017
Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan
North Korea's active summer poses a host of challenges to Japan's defense posture.
Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan
China Refuses to Condemn North Korea’s New Missile Launch
August 30, 2017
China Refuses to Condemn North Korea’s New Missile Launch
China keeps calling on all parties to exercise restraint and remain cool-headed
China Refuses to Condemn North Korea’s New Missile Launch
Terrifyingly Rational: North Korea’s Missile Over Japan
August 30, 2017
Terrifyingly Rational: North Korea’s Missile Over Japan
Did Kim Jong-un just call Donald Trump’s bluff?
Terrifyingly Rational: North Korea’s Missile Over Japan
5 Takeaways on North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Japan
August 29, 2017
5 Takeaways on North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Japan
North Korea carries out what is likely its most provocative ballistic missile test to date.
5 Takeaways on North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Japan
Time for a Japanese Rethink on North Korea?
June 07, 2017
Time for a Japanese Rethink on North Korea?
Given recent developments, Tokyo needs to reconsider how it will work with Seoul and Washington.
Time for a Japanese Rethink on North Korea?
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