India and Japan: Connecting the Connectivities in the Bay of Bengal
By Titli Basu
Can Japan emulate its success story of Southeast Asian economic corridors in the Bay of Bengal?
Is Japan Beginning to Overtake China on Infrastructure Financing in Kenya?
By Patrick Anam
A closer look at the trends and differences in Japanese vs. Chinese lending to Kenya.
Mongolia and Japan Celebrate 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations
By Bolor Lkhaajav and Bolorerdene Bazarsuren
Since 1972, the relationship has grown from economic assistance to include educational exchanges and security cooperation.
Japan’s Changing ODA Diplomacy
By Daisuke Akimoto
From ending aid to China to a new emphasis on health amid the pandemic, Japan’s Official Development Assistance is evolving.
50 Years of Japan-Bangladesh Ties: From Economic to Strategic Partnership
By Hussain Shazzad
This often-overlooked partnership figures prominently in the strategic and economic goals of both countries.
Can Japan’s ‘Invisible’ Diplomacy Help Solve the Myanmar Crisis?
By Keiho Sasamori
Japan has been criticized for seeming inaction following the coup and ensuring crackdown. But there are hints Tokyo is taking action behind the scenes.
Japan’s Peacebuilding Prowess: The Case of Marawi City
By Mark Manantan and Dahlia Simangan
It’s time for a new brand of diplomacy for Japan’s new era. Rebuilding Marawi in the Philippines is a good place to start.
How Abe Remade the Japan Coast Guard
By Jay Tristan Tarriela
Under Abe, the JCG has evolved into a vehicle for global diplomacy as well as defending Japanese interests.
Japan Gives Philippines Another Security Boost With Law Enforcement Aid
By Prashanth Parameswaran
Tokyo’s recent handover of patrol vehicles is just one part of wider collaboration on security.
Japan-Ukraine Relations: Untapped Potential
By Olena Mykal
With shared interests and experiences, Japan-Ukraine relations should be booming. Why aren't they?
Amid South China Sea Tensions, Japan Strengthens Ties With Philippines, Vietnam
By Mina Pollmann
The South China Sea is a large part of Tokyo's calculations, but aid to Manila and Hanoi has a decades-long history.
Japan's 'Proactive Contribution to Peace': Beyond Development Aid
By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan is doing itself a disservice by focusing only on economic contributions to global development.