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The Kit Kat in Japan, a Transliteration Success
August 05, 2019
The Kit Kat in Japan, a Transliteration Success
Transliterating company names into Chinese and Japanese has contributed to the success of popular brands.
The Kit Kat in Japan, a Transliteration Success
The 2020 Summer Games Can’t Save Japan
August 02, 2019
The 2020 Summer Games Can’t Save Japan
The 2020 Games will wow and stun, but they will be no repeat of 1964.
The 2020 Summer Games Can’t Save Japan
Japan and South Korea Are Learning the Wrong Lessons From China
August 01, 2019
Japan and South Korea Are Learning the Wrong Lessons From China
The adoption of a rival’s coercive tactics by a U.S. ally is alarming.
Japan and South Korea Are Learning the Wrong Lessons From China
Australia Unhappy About Japan’s Return to Whaling
July 03, 2019
Australia Unhappy About Japan’s Return to Whaling
Tokyo’s resumption of commercial whaling operations highlights a consistent point of tension with whale-loving Canberra.
Australia Unhappy About Japan’s Return to Whaling
Australia, Japan, US Start Down Their Own Indo-Pacific Road in PNG
June 26, 2019
Australia, Japan, US Start Down Their Own Indo-Pacific Road in PNG
The new trilateral initiative is an obvious reaction to China’s ambitions, but could still yield important results in the region.
Australia, Japan, US Start Down Their Own Indo-Pacific Road in PNG
The G20 Comes to Japan: Making Sense of the Osaka Agenda
June 25, 2019
The G20 Comes to Japan: Making Sense of the Osaka Agenda
How do the outcomes of the G-20’s eight engagement groups factor into this year’s Osaka Summit?
The G20 Comes to Japan: Making Sense of the Osaka Agenda
Japan’s Cold-Blooded Approach to the Rohingya Crisis
June 20, 2019
Japan’s Cold-Blooded Approach to the Rohingya Crisis
As the new “leader of the liberal order in Asia,” Japan has a responsibility to promote human rights in its foreign policy.
Japan’s Cold-Blooded Approach to the Rohingya Crisis
Making Sense of Asia’s Balance of Power in 2019
June 15, 2019
Making Sense of Asia’s Balance of Power in 2019
Which Asian countries overperform and underperform across a range of indicators of national power?
Making Sense of Asia’s Balance of Power in 2019
What Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Accomplish in Iran?
June 14, 2019
What Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Accomplish in Iran?
Abe’s effort at playing the middle man between Washington and Tehran yielded no immediate results.
What Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Accomplish in Iran?
Japan’s Once Powerful Criminal Underworld Hits Record Low Membership
May 16, 2019
Japan’s Once Powerful Criminal Underworld Hits Record Low Membership
Hit hard by police crackdowns and aging, the number of people leaving Japan’s yakuza has reached a 15-year high.
Japan’s Once Powerful Criminal Underworld Hits Record Low Membership
Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy
May 10, 2019
Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy
Abe’s hasty pursuit of a legacy makes Japanese foreign policy look unprincipled and weak.
Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy
The Rise of Japan’s New Emperor Sparks Debate on Male-Only Succession
May 08, 2019
The Rise of Japan’s New Emperor Sparks Debate on Male-Only Succession
As Japan celebrates a new Emperor and imperial era, the male-only succession rule underscores the monarchy’s struggle to survive.
The Rise of Japan’s New Emperor Sparks Debate on Male-Only Succession
Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight
May 06, 2019
Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight
With a new imperial year and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, death row inmates are likely to be spared in the coming two years.
Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight
Will Japan’s Reign Change Mean a Peaceful End to Small Scale Rice Farming?
May 03, 2019
Will Japan’s Reign Change Mean a Peaceful End to Small Scale Rice Farming?
Rice agriculture has seen a massive decline during the Heisei era, what changes will the new Reiwa era bring?
Will Japan’s Reign Change Mean a Peaceful End to Small Scale Rice Farming?
A Decade of Philippines-Japan Strategic Partnership
April 26, 2019
A Decade of Philippines-Japan Strategic Partnership
The future of the Philippines-Japan strategic partnership is by no means a foregone conclusion.
A Decade of Philippines-Japan Strategic Partnership
US Offers Japan Access to F-35 Code for New Stealth Fighter
April 25, 2019
US Offers Japan Access to F-35 Code for New Stealth Fighter
Lockheed Martin is reportedly offering Tokyo top secret software as part of its pitch to develop Japan’s next-generation stealth fighter.
US Offers Japan Access to F-35 Code for New Stealth Fighter
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