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Making Sense of Japan’s Approach to Russia
September 05, 2019

Making Sense of Japan’s Approach to Russia

By Michito Tsuruoka
A diplomatic breakthrough is unlikely, but there is value in talking.

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?

Will Japan and Russia Finally Settle Their Territorial Dispute?
November 15, 2018

Will Japan and Russia Finally Settle Their Territorial Dispute?

By Dmitri V. Streltsov
A deal, based on the 1956 Declaration, is closer than it has been in decades.

Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
September 14, 2018

Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty

By Daniel Hurst
Accepting Putin's offer would go against long-standing Japanese position on the territorial dispute.
Abe's Russia Trip Comes to an Underwhelming End
June 01, 2018

Abe's Russia Trip Comes to an Underwhelming End

By Daniel Hurst
Japan's prime minister may finally have to give up hope of making progress on a long-standing territorial dispute.

Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
May 17, 2018

Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act

By Daniel Hurst
This year's Diplomacy Bluebook shows Japan scrambling to square long-held positions with rapid changes in the region.

A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides
April 23, 2018

A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides

By James D. J. Brown
How long can Japan keep up its balancing act between Russia and the West?

Will 2018 Really Be a Breakthrough Year in Japan-Russia ties?
February 14, 2018

Will 2018 Really Be a Breakthrough Year in Japan-Russia ties?

By Daniel Hurst
Despite Shinzo Abe's optimism, analysts predict more of the same in Japan-Russia relations this year.
The Third Annual Eastern Economic Forum and the Japan-Russia Summit
September 08, 2017

The Third Annual Eastern Economic Forum and the Japan-Russia Summit

By John Taishu Pitt
Why Japan and Russia won't reach an agreement on the Northern Territories dispute.

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