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To Infinity and Beyond: Japan’s Rise as a Space Power
January 25, 2020

To Infinity and Beyond: Japan’s Rise as a Space Power

By Anupama Vijayakumar
Japan has steadily progressed toward achieving reliable, indigenous capabilities in outer space. 

Downtown Tokyo’s Homeless Fear Removal Ahead of Olympics
January 23, 2020

Downtown Tokyo’s Homeless Fear Removal Ahead of Olympics

By Associated Press
Like the United States, Japan has a relatively high poverty rate for a wealthy nation. 
How US-Iran Tensions Could Upset American Interests in Northeast Asia
January 10, 2020

How US-Iran Tensions Could Upset American Interests in Northeast Asia

By Francesco Sassi
U.S.-Iran tensions could backfire on U.S. interests in Northeast Asia, thanks to the rising importance of LNG in the region’s energy mix.

Fugitive Ghosn Brings Global Attention to Japanese Justice 
January 09, 2020

Fugitive Ghosn Brings Global Attention to Japanese Justice 

By Associated Press
Japan's conviction rate is higher than 99 percent, a number that critics, including Ghosn, say indicates unfairness.

Japan to Continue Assembling F-35A Fighter Jets at Home
January 08, 2020

Japan to Continue Assembling F-35A Fighter Jets at Home

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan intends to continue to assemble F-35As at a local facility in Nagoya.

USMC’s Futenma Replacement Facility in Okinawa Delayed – For How Long?
January 04, 2020

USMC’s Futenma Replacement Facility in Okinawa Delayed – For How Long?

By C. Douglas Lummis
Yet more delays for the controversial facility as local opposition continues unabated.

Japan to Send Warship and Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Mideast
December 27, 2019

Japan to Send Warship and Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Mideast

By Associated Press
The Japanese government has okayed a divisive plan to send naval troops to the Middle East.
Japan Executes First Foreigner in 10 Years for Family Murder
December 26, 2019

Japan Executes First Foreigner in 10 Years for Family Murder

By Associated Press
Japan and the U.S. are the only two of the G7 countries that continue to use capital punishment.

Asia in 2020: Trends, Risks, and Geopolitics
December 24, 2019

Asia in 2020: Trends, Risks, and Geopolitics

By Ankit Panda
What lies ahead for the Asia-Pacific region in 2020?

Japan Pins Energy Hopes on Australia
December 23, 2019

Japan Pins Energy Hopes on Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Tokyo has ambitions to become a hydrogen fueled society by 2050 and Australia is a key aspect of achieving that goal.

What Will Japan’s Next Fighter Project Look Like?
December 19, 2019

What Will Japan’s Next Fighter Project Look Like?

By Robert Farley
From the outside, it may look a lot different than any other country’s fighter. On the inside, it may share crucial components with one or more international partners.
On Capturing Everyday Life: A Conversation with Kazuhiro Soda
December 11, 2019

On Capturing Everyday Life: A Conversation with Kazuhiro Soda

By Layne Vandenberg
Filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda broke from mainstream documentary production to give his viewers the power of observation.

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