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Japan’s Opportunity to Take a Leadership Role on Climate Change
February 15, 2019
Japan’s Opportunity to Take a Leadership Role on Climate Change
Tokyo has a window of opportunity to lead on climate change at the G-20.
Japan’s Opportunity to Take a Leadership Role on Climate Change
Jonathan B. Miller on Japan's Foreign and Defense Policies Under Shinzo Abe
February 06, 2019
Jonathan B. Miller on Japan's Foreign and Defense Policies Under Shinzo Abe
The Diplomat speaks with Jonathan B. Miller on the future direction of Japan's foreign and defense policies.
Jonathan B. Miller on Japan's Foreign and Defense Policies Under Shinzo Abe
Japan to Pursue Locally Developed Next Generation 'Future Fighter' Project
February 05, 2019
Japan to Pursue Locally Developed Next Generation 'Future Fighter' Project
Japan’s Ministry of Defense confirmed that it will locally design and develop a new stealth fighter by the 2030s.
Japan to Pursue Locally Developed Next Generation 'Future Fighter' Project
The Art of the Balance: Japan, China and the United States
January 30, 2019
The Art of the Balance: Japan, China and the United States
It’s no easy thing to balance a distant ally with a worrisome close neighbor.
The Art of the Balance: Japan, China and the United States
All Eyes on the AFC Asian Cup
January 28, 2019
All Eyes on the AFC Asian Cup
As the 2019 AFC Asian Cup winds down, Asian football rises in importance.
All Eyes on the AFC Asian Cup
Russia Toughens Stance in Island Dispute with Japan
January 14, 2019
Russia Toughens Stance in Island Dispute with Japan
Russia and Japan agree on the need to improve ties, but major differences remain.
Russia Toughens Stance in Island Dispute with Japan
Pacific Trade Norms Established as US Producers Fear Losses
January 11, 2019
Pacific Trade Norms Established as US Producers Fear Losses
With TPP-11 entering into force late last year, the Asia-Pacific has a new set of trade rules.
Pacific Trade Norms Established as US Producers Fear Losses
Japan’s Growing Strategic Footprint in South Asia
January 11, 2019
Japan’s Growing Strategic Footprint in South Asia
The focus on China has overshadowed Japan's increasing presence in the region.
Japan’s Growing Strategic Footprint in South Asia
Japan’s Hostage Justice System
January 10, 2019
Japan’s Hostage Justice System
If Japan wants to live up to its reputation as one of the world’s most advanced democracies, it needs to modernize its criminal justice system.
Japan’s Hostage Justice System
The Toxic Influence of Japan’s Rural Political Interest Groups
January 05, 2019
The Toxic Influence of Japan’s Rural Political Interest Groups
It’s time to reduce the political influence of Japan’s dwindling rural, primary sector interests.
The Toxic Influence of Japan’s Rural Political Interest Groups
Japan Ranks Worst Among G7 on Gender Gap Index
December 31, 2018
Japan Ranks Worst Among G7 on Gender Gap Index
Japan made small improvements in the World Economic Forum’s gender equality ranking but remains alarmingly behind.
Japan Ranks Worst Among G7 on Gender Gap Index
Winners and Losers From Asia’s Dog Year
December 26, 2018
Winners and Losers From Asia’s Dog Year
It has been a dog year, indeed, for many.
Winners and Losers From Asia’s Dog Year
Japan’s Defense Budget Swells to Counter China’s Growing Military Threat
December 26, 2018
Japan’s Defense Budget Swells to Counter China’s Growing Military Threat
The Abe administration has given its national defense policy a new makeover sparking controversy over efforts to rush militarization.
Japan’s Defense Budget Swells to Counter China’s Growing Military Threat
US Navy Shoots Down Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Target in Test
December 12, 2018
US Navy Shoots Down Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Target in Test
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted its second successful SM-3 BlockIIA intercept test in 2018.
US Navy Shoots Down Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Target in Test
India, Japan Air Forces Hold First Joint Military Exercise
December 06, 2018
India, Japan Air Forces Hold First Joint Military Exercise
India and Japan kicked off their first joint air exercise in northern India in early December.
India, Japan Air Forces Hold First Joint Military Exercise
South Korea Decides to Dismantle 'Comfort Women' Reconciliation and Healing Foundation
November 27, 2018
South Korea Decides to Dismantle 'Comfort Women' Reconciliation and Healing Foundation
Seoul is walking away from a key part of the 2015 agreement with Tokyo, tossing the comfort women issue back into the spotlight.
South Korea Decides to Dismantle 'Comfort Women' Reconciliation and Healing Foundation
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