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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?
Japan Unveils Unilateral Sanctions on North Korea
February 12, 2016
Japan Unveils Unilateral Sanctions on North Korea
Japan is sending a signal, even though its sanctions are likely to have a limited effect at best.
Japan Unveils Unilateral Sanctions on North Korea
North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan
January 07, 2016
North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan
The latest nuclear test underscores the challenges of Japan's relationship with North Korea.
North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan
No ‘Paradise on Earth’: Why Japan Should Right a Historic Wrong
September 22, 2015
No ‘Paradise on Earth’: Why Japan Should Right a Historic Wrong
Tokyo for years supported a program that condemned many to hell on earth.
No ‘Paradise on Earth’: Why Japan Should Right a Historic Wrong
A Last Ditch Meeting Over Japan’s Abductees
October 28, 2014
A Last Ditch Meeting Over Japan’s Abductees
Without progress in Pyongyang this week, the investigation may derail completely.
A Last Ditch Meeting Over Japan’s Abductees
Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe's Northeast Asia Diplomacy
October 17, 2014
Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe's Northeast Asia Diplomacy
A look at Japan's active foreign policy in Northeast Asia.
Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe's Northeast Asia Diplomacy
North Korea Returns Japanese Abductee Issue to Back-Burner
October 16, 2014
North Korea Returns Japanese Abductee Issue to Back-Burner
North Korea appears to feel that it has loosened the shackles of isolation enough for now.
North Korea Returns Japanese Abductee Issue to Back-Burner
How Japan is Managing its Korean Peninsula Charm Offensive
October 03, 2014
How Japan is Managing its Korean Peninsula Charm Offensive
While talks with Pyongyang struggle, Abe is full steam ahead in his pursuit of a meeting with Park.
How Japan is Managing its Korean Peninsula Charm Offensive
Why Isn’t North Korea Angry About Its Isolation?
September 30, 2014
Why Isn’t North Korea Angry About Its Isolation?
Being left in the cold usually results in threats from the Hermit Kingdom.
Why Isn’t North Korea Angry About Its Isolation?
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