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Japan and the Shangri-La Dialogue
June 06, 2018
Japan and the Shangri-La Dialogue
Japan saw support for its position on maritime issues, but North Korea remains a source of concern.
Japan and the Shangri-La Dialogue
Will ‘Flammable Ice’ Be a Critical Factor in Asia’s Regional Security?
June 02, 2018
Will ‘Flammable Ice’ Be a Critical Factor in Asia’s Regional Security?
As China, Japan, and others aim to commercialize methane hydrate, its security implications should be examined.
Will ‘Flammable Ice’ Be a Critical Factor in Asia’s Regional Security?
The Quad, Vietnam, and the Role of Democratic Values
May 25, 2018
The Quad, Vietnam, and the Role of Democratic Values
What is the ‘Democratic Security Diamond’ without concern for its normative basis?
The Quad, Vietnam, and the Role of Democratic Values
What Is the Nature of Power in the Asia-Pacific and Who Wields It?
May 11, 2018
What Is the Nature of Power in the Asia-Pacific and Who Wields It?
A new tool helps rank Asian states by their relative and absolute power rankings across a variety of measures.
What Is the Nature of Power in the Asia-Pacific and Who Wields It?
Japan’s Kobe Steel Faces Criminal Investigation
May 03, 2018
Japan’s Kobe Steel Faces Criminal Investigation
Quality control scandals in the manufacturing sector are undermining Japan’s reputation for quality and integrity.
Japan’s Kobe Steel Faces Criminal Investigation
A Lesson for India in Japan's Approach to China's Belt and Road Initiative
May 02, 2018
A Lesson for India in Japan's Approach to China's Belt and Road Initiative
India would do well to learn from Japan and not remain totally closed to the BRI.
A Lesson for India in Japan's Approach to China's Belt and Road Initiative
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
May 01, 2018
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
Over the weekend, Moon briefed Abe by telephone about his discussions with Kim.
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
Meltdown Imminent? The Decline of Japan’s Nuclear Export Industry
April 27, 2018
Meltdown Imminent? The Decline of Japan’s Nuclear Export Industry
Cost overruns and declining credibility threaten to derail Tokyo’s nuclear export ambitions.
Meltdown Imminent? The Decline of Japan’s Nuclear Export Industry
G7 Foreign Ministers Issue Communique Addressing East & South China Seas, Connectivity, and More
April 26, 2018
G7 Foreign Ministers Issue Communique Addressing East & South China Seas, Connectivity, and More
The statement takes aim at China without mentioning it by name.
G7 Foreign Ministers Issue Communique Addressing East & South China Seas, Connectivity, and More
Isao Takahata: A Life of Changing the Perceptions and Possibilities of Animation
April 12, 2018
Isao Takahata: A Life of Changing the Perceptions and Possibilities of Animation
Isao Takahata died last week at 82. He created some of the most influential and poignant films in the history of Japanese animation.
Isao Takahata: A Life of Changing the Perceptions and Possibilities of Animation
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
March 24, 2018
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Tokyo has serious concerns about the U.S.-North Korea dialogue and also the potential of nuclear war.
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
March 23, 2018
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
The Japanese prime minister has put serious effort into diplomacy near and far -- but will it pay off?
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
Japan Sees Hope for US Metal Duty Exemptions
March 22, 2018
Japan Sees Hope for US Metal Duty Exemptions
On the eve of Trump’s higher steel and aluminium tariffs, Japan’s Trade Minister is pushing grounds for exemptions.
Japan Sees Hope for US Metal Duty Exemptions
Why Are US Allies Japan and South Korea Drawing Closer to Russia?
March 20, 2018
Why Are US Allies Japan and South Korea Drawing Closer to Russia?
Rational self-interest and energy security are more important than Western politics for US allies in Northeast Asia.
Why Are US Allies Japan and South Korea Drawing Closer to Russia?
Will US and UK Join Japan's Stealth Fighter Program?
March 09, 2018
Will US and UK Join Japan's Stealth Fighter Program?
Japan's new fighter jet will purportedly be based on existing European or U.S. aircraft designs.
Will US and UK Join Japan's Stealth Fighter Program?
The Case for a New US-Japan Strategy: Why We Need a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
March 08, 2018
The Case for a New US-Japan Strategy: Why We Need a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
Japan and the U.S. are two global leaders who must work side-by-side to spread peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.
The Case for a New US-Japan Strategy: Why We Need a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
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