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Japan Needs an Opposition Alliance
October 19, 2015

Japan Needs an Opposition Alliance

By Ichiro Ozawa
Unchecked unconstitutional legislation is a repeat of Japan’s prewar history.
Don't Expect Too Much of Japan's Defense Reforms
October 09, 2015

Don't Expect Too Much of Japan's Defense Reforms

By Yuki Tatsumi and Mengjia Wan
Japan's defense policy is indeed gearing for change, but the changes are limited and rooted in the US-Japan alliance.

What Did Japan Accomplish at the UN General Assembly?
October 06, 2015

What Did Japan Accomplish at the UN General Assembly?

By Mina Pollmann
Putin, Park, and peacekeeping: recapping Shinzo Abe's busy week in New York.

Japan’s Security Bills: Overpromising and Under-Delivering
October 04, 2015

Japan’s Security Bills: Overpromising and Under-Delivering

By Tom Le
The new security bills risk disappointing both opponents and proponents.

The Trouble With Japan's Defense Exports
October 02, 2015

The Trouble With Japan's Defense Exports

By Mina Pollmann
Opening Japan's defense industry to the international market is a significant step, but it won't happen overnight.
The Democratic Party of Japan: The Beginning of the End?
September 17, 2015

The Democratic Party of Japan: The Beginning of the End?

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan's opposition has not been able to capitalize on the unpopularity of Shinzo Abe's security bills.

Japan's Abe Is in for a Successful September, But at a Cost
September 03, 2015

Japan's Abe Is in for a Successful September, But at a Cost

By Mina Pollmann
Abe will see his security legislation passed, but will need to boost Japan's economy to win back support.
China-Japan Relations: Has the Ice Stayed Broken?
September 01, 2015

China-Japan Relations: Has the Ice Stayed Broken?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Richard Bush on China-Japan relations since their top leaders shook hands in November 2014.

Japan: Farewell to ‘One Country Pacifism’
August 31, 2015

Japan: Farewell to ‘One Country Pacifism’

By Eisuke Suzuki
Why it is time to part ways with the traditional interpretations of Article 9 of Japan’s Constitution.

Japan’s One-Way Push Against China: An Unstated Acquiescence?
August 17, 2015

Japan’s One-Way Push Against China: An Unstated Acquiescence?

By Justin Chock
Japan’s recent rhetoric on China has elicited only a muted reaction – but perhaps China wants it that way.

NSA Spying on Japan: The Fallout
August 03, 2015

NSA Spying on Japan: The Fallout

By Mina Pollmann
WikiLeaks revelations about U.S. espionage against Japan could jeopardize Abe's security reforms.
Preliminary Lessons From Japan’s Security Debate
July 24, 2015

Preliminary Lessons From Japan’s Security Debate

By Robert Dujarric
“There is a lot more continuity than discontinuity in Japanese defense policy.”

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