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Official: Japan Hopes to Lead Asian Zero-emissions Push
January 19, 2022

Official: Japan Hopes to Lead Asian Zero-emissions Push

By Mari Yamaguchi
Environmental groups and critics are urging Japan to focus more on promoting renewable energy.

Australia, Japan Sign Defense Pact as China Concerns Loom
January 07, 2022

Australia, Japan Sign Defense Pact as China Concerns Loom

By Haruka Nuga and Steve McMorran
It’s Japan’s first Reciprocal Access Agreement with any country other than the United States.
Bio-tracked, Mistreated, Hog-tied: Immigration Detention in East Asia in 2021
December 30, 2021

Bio-tracked, Mistreated, Hog-tied: Immigration Detention in East Asia in 2021

By Surabhi Chopra and Chloe Fung
Governments in Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea routinely detain migrants in closed custodial institutions.

Japan Approves Record Defense Budget for Fiscal Year 2022
December 27, 2021

Japan Approves Record Defense Budget for Fiscal Year 2022

By Kosuke Takahashi
Tokyo is striving to keep pace with China.

Japan Steps in to Support India Against China in South Asia
December 06, 2021

Japan Steps in to Support India Against China in South Asia

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Quad may still be a mist-covered structure but Indo-Japanese cooperation against China is becoming more concrete.

Japan Approves Record Extra Defense Budget 
November 26, 2021

Japan Approves Record Extra Defense Budget 

By Kosuke Takahashi
Amid growing threats in East Asia, the Japanese cabinet approved a record extra budget for defense appropriations.

Japan’s New Pandemic Border Restrictions Disappoint Residents Stranded Abroad
November 25, 2021

Japan’s New Pandemic Border Restrictions Disappoint Residents Stranded Abroad

By Thisanka Siripala
Many foreign residents have had their hopes to enter Japan dashed as new border controls make little impact. 
Japan Pledges Support For Asia-wide Decarbonization
November 06, 2021

Japan Pledges Support For Asia-wide Decarbonization

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan aims to lead Asia toward a carbon-free society but failed to commit to a turn away from fossil fuel projects. 

Japan’s Princess Mako Marries Commoner, Loses Royal Status
October 27, 2021

Japan’s Princess Mako Marries Commoner, Loses Royal Status

By Mari Yamaguchi
The couple will move together to New York to start a new life after facing intense scrutiny and criticism in Japan.

Japan Leader Calls for Greater Military Capability, Spending
October 18, 2021

Japan Leader Calls for Greater Military Capability, Spending

By Mari Yamaguchi
Kishida said Japan's security environment has been rapidly changing.

JIMEX-21: India-Japan Maritime Exercise
October 12, 2021

JIMEX-21: India-Japan Maritime Exercise

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
In addition to India-Japan exercises, there have been several other naval exercises in the region in recent months involving a growing roster of countries.
A Turning Point for Japan-US Climate Cooperation? 
October 08, 2021

A Turning Point for Japan-US Climate Cooperation? 

By Florentine Koppenborg and Ulv Hanssen
Biden needs to put more pressure on Japan to abandon coal.

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