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Japan’s Challenge in the Age of China-US Rivalry
August 02, 2021

Japan’s Challenge in the Age of China-US Rivalry

By Michio Ueda
Tokyo must find a way to synthesize national security and economic strategy amid increased competition between Beijing and Washington.

Japan’s Youth Lack Interest in Studying Abroad. That’s a Problem for Japanese Businesses.
June 25, 2021

Japan’s Youth Lack Interest in Studying Abroad. That’s a Problem for Japanese Businesses.

By Xiaochen Su
Japanese firms are hampered in their global ambitions by the Japanese youth’s lack of a global mentality.
The Iron Ceiling and Japan’s Chrysanthemum Throne
May 14, 2021

The Iron Ceiling and Japan’s Chrysanthemum Throne

By Will Fee
For a "democracy without women," what does the imperial succession debate mean for gender parity in Japan?

Japan’s Ambivalent Diplomacy in Myanmar
May 13, 2021

Japan’s Ambivalent Diplomacy in Myanmar

By Daisuke Akimoto
Given its political and economic influence over the Myanmar military, the Japanese government can do more to help the international community pursue non-military R2P options.

Japan Set to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Program For Elderly
May 13, 2021

Japan Set to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Program For Elderly

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan will step up efforts to complete the vaccination of its elderly population by the end of July.

Japan, US, France hold 1st Joint Drills on Japanese Land
May 12, 2021

Japan, US, France hold 1st Joint Drills on Japanese Land

By Mari Yamaguchi
Japan is seeking to expand its military ties beyond its alliance with the United States to include "like-minded" countries such as France.

Why Matsuyama at the Masters Matters
April 20, 2021

Why Matsuyama at the Masters Matters

By Layne Vandenberg
The impact of Hideki Matsuyama’s victory at the 2021 Masters Golf Tournament could be diminished by barriers to entry and ongoing stereotypes about Asian athletes. 
Japan Regulator Bans Nuke Plant Restart Over Lax Safeguards
April 08, 2021

Japan Regulator Bans Nuke Plant Restart Over Lax Safeguards

By Mari Yamaguchi
Of the 54 nuclear reactors Japan used to have, nine have been restarted under tougher post-Fukushima safety standards and four are currently operating.

What Does Finance Have to Do With War?
March 31, 2021

What Does Finance Have to Do With War?

By Robert Farley
Examining how Japan financed its 20th century wars provides context for understanding the relationship between finance and international conflict.

How to Operationalize the Quad
March 30, 2021

How to Operationalize the Quad

By Jeffrey T. Vanak, Jack Souders, and Kenneth del Mazo
Through deepening maritime partnerships, the Quad nations can amplify their mutual naval power in the Indo-Pacific.

Japan’s Changing Immigration and Refugee Policy
March 12, 2021

Japan’s Changing Immigration and Refugee Policy

By Daisuke Akimoto
Tokyo has long been criticized for restrictive immigration policy. Can it change?
Abe Apologizes, But Isn’t Charged for Cherry Blossom Scandal
December 25, 2020

Abe Apologizes, But Isn’t Charged for Cherry Blossom Scandal

By Associated Press
Prosecutors investigated whether Abe, his aide and two executives from his political support group had subsidized the party fees in violation of campaign and election funds laws.

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