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What Does a Kishida Government Mean for Japan-Russia Economic Relations?
October 14, 2021

What Does a Kishida Government Mean for Japan-Russia Economic Relations?

By Andrei Kozinets and James D.J. Brown
Japan-Russia relations look set for a lull under Prime Minister Kishida. But there are good reason to continue economic cooperation in the Russian Far East.

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.
The Challenges and Opportunities of Japan-Russia Economic Relations
February 20, 2021

The Challenges and Opportunities of Japan-Russia Economic Relations

By Zhuoran Li
On paper, Japan and Russia have complementary economies. In reality, trade and investment ties have been hard to forge.

Resetting Japan-Russia Relations
October 07, 2020

Resetting Japan-Russia Relations

By Michito Tsuruoka
Challenges for a new prime minister

Russia, China, and the Indo-Pacific: An Interview With Dmitri Trenin
September 18, 2020

Russia, China, and the Indo-Pacific: An Interview With Dmitri Trenin

By Jongsoo Lee
“Russia has ‘pivoted’ to itself, as a major independent player, with China its key strategic partner.”

How Japan Talks About Security Threats
August 14, 2020

How Japan Talks About Security Threats

By Eitan Oren and Matthew Brummer
The particulars of the language used to describe rivals are important to understanding Japan’s threat assessments and policy goals.

Making Sense of Japan’s Decision to Scrap Aegis Ashore Missile Defense
June 26, 2020

Making Sense of Japan’s Decision to Scrap Aegis Ashore Missile Defense

By Ankit Panda
James Schoff joins the podcast to discuss Tokyo’s options on missile defense.
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?

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