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Japan and Russia Lock Horns Over Diplomats, Sanctions, and Rockets
October 18, 2022

Japan and Russia Lock Horns Over Diplomats, Sanctions, and Rockets

By Thisanka Siripala
Relations between the two nations have reached their lowest point amid further unprecedented Japanese sanctions against Russia.

NPT Conference Collapse, Military Drills Further Strain Japan-Russia Relations
September 07, 2022

NPT Conference Collapse, Military Drills Further Strain Japan-Russia Relations

By Mina Pollmann
Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine has seriously damaged Russia-Japan relations, and the fallout continues to be felt.
Japan’s Tangled Territorial Dispute With Russia
June 01, 2022

Japan’s Tangled Territorial Dispute With Russia

By Cristian Martini Grimaldi
In northernmost Hokkaido, residents can easily see Russian-held islands that once belonged to Japan. Some still hold out hope for the islands’ return.

Japan’s New Diplomatic Bluebook: Revised by the Russia-Ukraine War
April 25, 2022

Japan’s New Diplomatic Bluebook: Revised by the Russia-Ukraine War

By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan has changed its approach to Russia compared to past editions of the annual report. Has Tokyo given up on a peace treaty with Moscow?

Japan Scrambled Fighter Jets to Intercept Foreign Aircraft Over 1,000 Times in FY2021
April 15, 2022

Japan Scrambled Fighter Jets to Intercept Foreign Aircraft Over 1,000 Times in FY2021

By Kosuke Takahashi
It was the second highest number of scrambles in a single year, representing the worsening security environment surrounding Japan.

What Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Portends for Japan’s Northern Territories
March 16, 2022

What Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Portends for Japan’s Northern Territories

By Aurelia George Mulgan
Tokyo appears to have finally realized that Putin has no intention of ever handing any of the disputed islands back to Japanese control.

Could Russia and Japan Finally Find Peace in the Pacific?
June 09, 2021

Could Russia and Japan Finally Find Peace in the Pacific?

By Gabriel Gavin
The Kuril Islands dispute has kept Japan and Russia from ever formally ending the hostilities between them during World War II.
Resetting Japan-Russia Relations
October 07, 2020

Resetting Japan-Russia Relations

By Michito Tsuruoka
Challenges for a new prime minister

Japan in the Russian Arctic
August 07, 2019

Japan in the Russian Arctic

By Francesco Sassi
Japan's involvement in Russian LNG projects in the Arctic is a political gamble. Will it pay off?

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.
The Details of Abe’s Proposed Peace Treaty With Russia
March 08, 2019

The Details of Abe’s Proposed Peace Treaty With Russia

By James D. J. Brown
What would such a peace agreement include and can it be delivered?

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