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How the War in Ukraine Could Change Japan’s Refugee Policies
July 01, 2022

How the War in Ukraine Could Change Japan’s Refugee Policies

By Jakob Ranglin Grissler
The case of the Ukrainian refugees, who do not fall into the traditional definition of refugees, could add momentum to efforts to overhaul Japan’s refugee and immigration policies.

Japan Pushes for Stronger Cooperation to Counter China at G7
June 30, 2022

Japan Pushes for Stronger Cooperation to Counter China at G7

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan's prime minister stressed that Russia and China pose similar threats to the rules-based international order.
Why Japan Is Getting Tough on Russia Now
June 03, 2022

Why Japan Is Getting Tough on Russia Now

By Tsuruoka Michito
Kishida’s response to the war in Ukraine has been surprisingly robust.

Ukraine War: The Impact on Japan-Russia Relations
May 16, 2022

Ukraine War: The Impact on Japan-Russia Relations

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Jeffrey Hornung.

Does the Russia-Ukraine War Herald a New Era for Japan’s Security Policy?
May 16, 2022

Does the Russia-Ukraine War Herald a New Era for Japan’s Security Policy?

By Craig Kafura
Is the war in Ukraine creating a Japanese Zeitenwende? It might be up to Prime Minister Kishida.

Is Japan Willing to Pay the Price of Sanctioning Russia?
April 22, 2022

Is Japan Willing to Pay the Price of Sanctioning Russia?

By Christopher Edward Carroll
Prime Minister Kishida has moved forward with sanctions on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. So far the public is willing to shoulder the economic burden.  

Japan’s Approach to Ukrainian Refugees Is What Its Refugee Policy Ought To Be
April 11, 2022

Japan’s Approach to Ukrainian Refugees Is What Its Refugee Policy Ought To Be

By Arnab Dasgupta
Japan’s willingness to embrace Ukrainian refugees stems from its hierarchical view of the world and its economic-first view of migrants.
Japan to Expel 8 Russian Officials, Impose New Sanctions
April 08, 2022

Japan to Expel 8 Russian Officials, Impose New Sanctions

By Mari Yamaguchi
Tokyo is taking a greater role in the international effort against Russia's invasion of Ukraine because of concerns about its impact on East Asia, where China's military has grown increasingly assertive.

Japan’s Top Envoy Brings Back 20 Ukrainians From Poland
April 05, 2022

Japan’s Top Envoy Brings Back 20 Ukrainians From Poland

By Mari Yamaguchi
Japan has an extremely strict refugee policy and has been reluctant to fully accept migrant workers, making its offer to accept Ukrainians unusual. 

How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Changed Japan’s Security Policy
March 29, 2022

How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Changed Japan’s Security Policy

By Yuki Tatsumi
The current crisis in Ukraine will have a significant impact on the ongoing process to revise Japan’s National Security Strategy.

Japan Resets Its Role in Europe in the Wake of Ukraine War
March 28, 2022

Japan Resets Its Role in Europe in the Wake of Ukraine War

By Duncan Bartlett
Kishida Fumio joined crisis talks in Brussels primarily to advise on the economic impact of the invasion. He also used the trip to promote Japan’s wider diplomatic and security agenda.
Do Japan’s Sanctions on Russia Spell the End of Japan-Russia Diplomacy?
March 24, 2022

Do Japan’s Sanctions on Russia Spell the End of Japan-Russia Diplomacy?

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s unprecedented sanctions on Russia have angered the Kremlin, leading Russia to cut diplomatic ties with Tokyo.

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