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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.
Japan’s Kishida: A Dove in Hawk’s Clothing?
October 07, 2021

Japan’s Kishida: A Dove in Hawk’s Clothing?

By John Nilsson-Wright
The new Japanese prime minister will find it a challenge to unite his divided party while also winning the confidence of an increasingly skeptical electorate.

Japan PM Kishida’s New Ministry and the Legacy of Abenomics 
October 06, 2021

Japan PM Kishida’s New Ministry and the Legacy of Abenomics 

By Thisanka Siripala
While Kishida retains many of his predecessor's economic policies, his mission to reduce income disparities represents a fresh take on economic security.

Japan’s New PM to Seek Fresh Mandate to Handle Virus, Economy
October 05, 2021

Japan’s New PM to Seek Fresh Mandate to Handle Virus, Economy

By Mari Yamaguchi
Kishida said he would dissolve the lower house next week in preparation for October 31 elections.

Revisiting RCEP’s Trade Implications
September 20, 2021

Revisiting RCEP’s Trade Implications

By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard and Wei Liang
What are the implications of RCEP for trade? The second of a four-part series looks at the agreement’s impact on trade.

Suga Bows Out of Party Vote, Paves Way for New Japan Leader
September 04, 2021

Suga Bows Out of Party Vote, Paves Way for New Japan Leader

By Mari Yamaguchi
The Liberal Democrats and their coalition partner have a majority in parliament. Whoever wins the September 29 party vote is likely to become the new prime minister. 
In a First, US Jets Will Fly Off a Japanese Warship This Fall
September 04, 2021

In a First, US Jets Will Fly Off a Japanese Warship This Fall

By Steven Stashwick
Marine Corps F-35B fighters will operate off Japan’s modified “helicopter destroyers.”

Are Yasukuni Shrine Visits a Sign of Rising Nationalism in Japan?
September 03, 2021

Are Yasukuni Shrine Visits a Sign of Rising Nationalism in Japan?

By Gabriel Fung
Conservative politicians have aggressively tried to cultivate nationalism in the Japanese public. Are visits to the Yasukuni Shrine effective in that pursuit?

Japan and Kazakhstan: Partners in Nuclear Disarmament
September 02, 2021

Japan and Kazakhstan: Partners in Nuclear Disarmament

By Marin Ekstrom
Tokyo and Nur-Sultan share a commitment to nuclear non-proliferation rooted in their first-hand experiences with the trauma of nuclear weapons.

Japan’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Success Is an Opportunity for Global Leadership
August 31, 2021

Japan’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Success Is an Opportunity for Global Leadership

By James Gannon and Kazuyo Kato
Tokyo is battling a surge in COVID-19 cases, but its initially slow vaccination campaign has surged ahead too. 
To Compete With Beijing, the Quad Must Remain Pro-Asia, Not Anti-China
August 28, 2021

To Compete With Beijing, the Quad Must Remain Pro-Asia, Not Anti-China

By Zachary Durkee
Countries across Southeast Asia do not wish to be pushed into choosing sides when their economic futures depend on maintaining positive ties with China and the United States.

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