June 28, 2022
JICA’s VP on TICAD8 and Japan’s Approach to Africa
By Raphael Obonyo
“Now is the time that we, as an international community, must come together to help Africa build back better from COVID-19 as well as the Ukraine crisis.”
February 10, 2022
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.
April 03, 2018
Looking Beyond 1 Percent: Japan’s Security Expenditures
By Crystal Pryor and Tom Le
To understand Japan's security priorities, we have to consider more than the total defense budget.
January 26, 2017
A Rising Sun Over the Antilles: Japan’s New Era of Caribbean Investment
By Andrew Lumsden
Over the past two years, Japan has stepped up its engagement with Caribbean nations.
September 16, 2016
Can Japan Challenge China in Africa?
By Jonathan Connars
A recent meeting captures the ongoing rivalry between the two Asian giants playing out there.
June 04, 2014
Vietnam’s Role in Japan’s Southeast Asia Strategy
By Clint Richards
Japan is calibrating its cooperation with Vietnam in order to support Abe’s larger agenda.