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Actors Connect in ‘Subconscious’ to Play Young, Old Hokusai
November 09, 2020

Actors Connect in ‘Subconscious’ to Play Young, Old Hokusai

By Associated Press
Yuya Yagira plays younger Hokusai and Min Tanaka portrays the older Hokusai in the closing film of the Tokyo International Film Festival.

Japan Sticks to Nuclear Fuel Recycling Plan Despite Plutonium Stockpile
October 21, 2020

Japan Sticks to Nuclear Fuel Recycling Plan Despite Plutonium Stockpile

By Associated Press
Japan now has 45.5 tons of separated plutonium, enough to make about 6,000 atomic bombs.
Is the Quad Bound by Values or Interests?
October 19, 2020

Is the Quad Bound by Values or Interests?

By Grant Wyeth
Is the Quad really made up of “vibrant and pluralistic democracies with shared values”?

After Abe, Will Press Freedom Improve in Japan?
October 10, 2020

After Abe, Will Press Freedom Improve in Japan?

By Henry Laurence
New Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide is widely seen as a continuity choice. Will he change course on media freedoms?

Japan Seeks to Boost Catch Limits of Prized Bluefin Tuna
October 07, 2020

Japan Seeks to Boost Catch Limits of Prized Bluefin Tuna

By Associated Press
Demand for bluefin tuna is such that any progress in restoring its depleted population draws pressure for bigger catches.

US, Australia, India, Japan to Discuss China’s Growing Power
October 06, 2020

US, Australia, India, Japan to Discuss China’s Growing Power

By Associated Press
It will be the first in-person talks among the four foreign ministers since the coronavirus pandemic broke out.

Australia-Japan-India Trilateral Sets Sights on Supply Chain Resilience
October 02, 2020

Australia-Japan-India Trilateral Sets Sights on Supply Chain Resilience

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
China’s assertive behavior is the glue that holds the Australia-Japan-India trilateral together.
Tokyo Olympic Games Will Go Ahead in 2021
October 01, 2020

Tokyo Olympic Games Will Go Ahead in 2021

By Thisanka Siripala
The International Olympic Committee has ruled out postponing the Tokyo Games for a second time.

Too Old to Fight? Will Demographic Shifts Alter Asia’s Geostrategic Landscape? 
September 14, 2020

Too Old to Fight? Will Demographic Shifts Alter Asia’s Geostrategic Landscape? 

By Robert Farley
The demographic situation in the Asia-Pacific is quite unlike that of any other epoch of geostrategic competition.

Assessing Abe Shinzo’s Geopolitical Legacy
September 09, 2020

Assessing Abe Shinzo’s Geopolitical Legacy

By Ankit Panda
A biographer of Japan’s outgoing prime minister discusses Abe’s lasting legacy on foreign affairs and trade.

How Strong Are the Ropes That Bind the Japanese Military?
September 08, 2020

How Strong Are the Ropes That Bind the Japanese Military?

By Robert Farley
It is difficult to imagine that Japanese leadership would not use offensive weapons if Tokyo believed an attack was imminent.
Japan’s Shinzo Abe to Step Down Leaving Behind a Rich Strategic Legacy
August 28, 2020

Japan’s Shinzo Abe to Step Down Leaving Behind a Rich Strategic Legacy

By Abhijnan Rej
Abe’s penchant for thinking big has helped shape the Indo-Pacific.

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