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Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy
May 10, 2019
Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy
Abe’s hasty pursuit of a legacy makes Japanese foreign policy look unprincipled and weak.
Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy
The Rise of Japan’s New Emperor Sparks Debate on Male-Only Succession
May 08, 2019
The Rise of Japan’s New Emperor Sparks Debate on Male-Only Succession
As Japan celebrates a new Emperor and imperial era, the male-only succession rule underscores the monarchy’s struggle to survive.
The Rise of Japan’s New Emperor Sparks Debate on Male-Only Succession
Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight
May 06, 2019
Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight
With a new imperial year and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, death row inmates are likely to be spared in the coming two years.
Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight
Will Japan’s Reign Change Mean a Peaceful End to Small Scale Rice Farming?
May 03, 2019
Will Japan’s Reign Change Mean a Peaceful End to Small Scale Rice Farming?
Rice agriculture has seen a massive decline during the Heisei era, what changes will the new Reiwa era bring?
Will Japan’s Reign Change Mean a Peaceful End to Small Scale Rice Farming?
A Decade of Philippines-Japan Strategic Partnership
April 26, 2019
A Decade of Philippines-Japan Strategic Partnership
The future of the Philippines-Japan strategic partnership is by no means a foregone conclusion.
A Decade of Philippines-Japan Strategic Partnership
US Offers Japan Access to F-35 Code for New Stealth Fighter
April 25, 2019
US Offers Japan Access to F-35 Code for New Stealth Fighter
Lockheed Martin is reportedly offering Tokyo top secret software as part of its pitch to develop Japan’s next-generation stealth fighter.
US Offers Japan Access to F-35 Code for New Stealth Fighter
Slowly Blazing the Trail with the Australia-Japan Reciprocal Access Agreement
April 10, 2019
Slowly Blazing the Trail with the Australia-Japan Reciprocal Access Agreement
The RAA negotiation process sets an important precedent that will inform Japan’s security relationships for years to come.
Slowly Blazing the Trail with the Australia-Japan Reciprocal Access Agreement
US State Department Approves Sale of 56 Supersonic SM-3 Block IB Missiles to Japan
April 10, 2019
US State Department Approves Sale of 56 Supersonic SM-3 Block IB Missiles to Japan
The estimated cost for the missile sale is $1.150 billion.
US State Department Approves Sale of 56 Supersonic SM-3 Block IB Missiles to Japan
Let’s Talk About (No) Sex: A Closer Look at Japan’s ‘Virginity Crisis’
April 08, 2019
Let’s Talk About (No) Sex: A Closer Look at Japan’s ‘Virginity Crisis’
In light of new research, it’s time to reconsider the exoticization of Japanese sexual behavior.
Let’s Talk About (No) Sex: A Closer Look at Japan’s ‘Virginity Crisis’
Japan Should Stop Acting Like China in Cambodia
March 22, 2019
Japan Should Stop Acting Like China in Cambodia
Tokyo is fighting a losing battle for Hun Sen’s support, and selling its own legacy in the democratization of Cambodia short.
Japan Should Stop Acting Like China in Cambodia
How Media Discourages Japanese Youth From Travel Abroad
March 15, 2019
How Media Discourages Japanese Youth From Travel Abroad
Japan’s best-selling travel guide has a tendency to heavily stress crime and danger in other countries.
How Media Discourages Japanese Youth From Travel Abroad
A Silver Lining in Japan’s Supreme Court Transgender Ruling
February 28, 2019
A Silver Lining in Japan’s Supreme Court Transgender Ruling
An outdated, abusive law is upheld, yet undeniable doubts were raised.
A Silver Lining in Japan’s Supreme Court Transgender Ruling
Is This a True Thaw in Sino-Japanese Relations?
February 16, 2019
Is This a True Thaw in Sino-Japanese Relations?
Behind the immediate diplomatic détente, distrust and trust in Sino-Japanese relations remain two sides of the same coin.
Is This a True Thaw in Sino-Japanese Relations?
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
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