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On Capturing Everyday Life: A Conversation with Kazuhiro Soda
December 11, 2019

On Capturing Everyday Life: A Conversation with Kazuhiro Soda

By Layne Vandenberg
Filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda broke from mainstream documentary production to give his viewers the power of observation.

Japan and Australia Deepen Defense Ties
November 25, 2019

Japan and Australia Deepen Defense Ties

By Grant Wyeth
Tokyo and Canberra now see each other as their most important -- and most reliable -- security partner after their respective alliances with the United States.
A Cost-Sharing Conundrum for South Korea and Japan
November 22, 2019

A Cost-Sharing Conundrum for South Korea and Japan

By Jonathan Stutte
Exorbitant demands from the Trump administration put the already fragile Japan-Korea-U.S. security alliance at risk.

South Korea Faces Major Decision Over Military Pact With Japan
November 21, 2019

South Korea Faces Major Decision Over Military Pact With Japan

By Associated Press
A look at the General Security of Military Intelligence Agreement, or GSOMIA, which expires on Saturday unless Seoul renews it.

US State Department Approves Possible F-15J Modernization Sale for Japan
October 30, 2019

US State Department Approves Possible F-15J Modernization Sale for Japan

By Ankit Panda
The F-15J modernization package would supplement other Air Self-Defense Force programs.

Is Japan’s Rail Diplomacy in Southeast Asia Moving Away From Shinkansen?
October 23, 2019

Is Japan’s Rail Diplomacy in Southeast Asia Moving Away From Shinkansen?

By Shang-su Wu
Southeast Asia is the main battlefield between Japan and China when it comes to high-speed rail.

How a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Could Destabilize Japan
October 22, 2019

How a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Could Destabilize Japan

By Travis Sanderson
In the event of an invasion, Taiwanese with the financial resources to do so would likely flee to Japan. Is Tokyo ready?
Homeless Men Denied Shelter During Japan’s Typhoon Hagibis
October 17, 2019

Homeless Men Denied Shelter During Japan’s Typhoon Hagibis

By Thisanka Siripala
As Japan recovers from the worst storm in decades, reports of a Tokyo shelter rejecting homeless evacuees has sparked international outrage.

Japan Looks for Missing After Typhoon Hagibis Kills Dozens
October 14, 2019

Japan Looks for Missing After Typhoon Hagibis Kills Dozens

By Jae C. Hong and Yuri Kageyama
Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds this weekend in central and northern Japan.

Japan Mulls Mass Pardon of Petty Crimes to Mark New Emperor’s Enthronement
October 11, 2019

Japan Mulls Mass Pardon of Petty Crimes to Mark New Emperor’s Enthronement

By Thisanka Siripala
The tradition of pardoning crimes in light of major imperial events brings into question the need for amnesty in the criminal justice system.

How Public Discourse Keeps the ‘Domestic’ and the ‘Foreign’ Separate in Japan
October 10, 2019

How Public Discourse Keeps the ‘Domestic’ and the ‘Foreign’ Separate in Japan

By Xiaochen Su
Caricatured images pervade Japanese portrayals and understanding of foreigners.
Will Japan’s Latest Consumption Tax Hike Cause an Economic Slowdown? 
October 04, 2019

Will Japan’s Latest Consumption Tax Hike Cause an Economic Slowdown? 

By Thisanka Siripala
Despite global economic turmoil, the new tax rebate fails to sweeten the governments unpopular tax increase. 

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