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Don’t Get Too Excited, ‘Quad Plus’ Meetings Won’t Cover China
April 09, 2020

Don’t Get Too Excited, ‘Quad Plus’ Meetings Won’t Cover China

By Derek Grossman
The Quad Plus may actually jeopardize what, in recent years, has become the Quad’s primary mission long-term: signalling unified resolve to counter China’s growing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific.
Tokyo Olympic Flame Taken Off Display; Next Stop Unclear
April 08, 2020

Tokyo Olympic Flame Taken Off Display; Next Stop Unclear

By Associated Press
Too keep people from gathering, Japan has taken the flame to an undisclosed location.

Japan’s Prime Minister to Declare State of Emergency as Early as Tuesday
April 06, 2020

Japan’s Prime Minister to Declare State of Emergency as Early as Tuesday

By Associated Press
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures, but that there will be no hard lockdowns.

What is the Future of Japan’s Nuclear Diplomacy?
March 31, 2020

What is the Future of Japan’s Nuclear Diplomacy?

By Daisuke Akimoto
It’s time for Tokyo to sign and ratify the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.

Will the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Become the Spring Games?
March 26, 2020

Will the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Become the Spring Games?

By Associated Press
The historic postponement of the 2020 Olympics gives Tokyo a new opportunity.
Tokyo Olympics Seem Sure to Happen — But Likely in 2021, Not 2020
March 23, 2020

Tokyo Olympics Seem Sure to Happen — But Likely in 2021, Not 2020

By Associated Press
The International Olympic Committee will make a decision on postponing the Tokyo Games to 2021 within four weeks.

Tokyo 2020: Avoiding Panic or Saving Face?
March 19, 2020

Tokyo 2020: Avoiding Panic or Saving Face?

By Layne Vandenberg
Are the IOC and the Japanese government hesitant to cancel the Summer Olympic Games because they want to quell public fear -- or avoid embarrassment?
The V4+Japan Framework: A New Mode of Cooperation or a Doomed Project?
March 13, 2020

The V4+Japan Framework: A New Mode of Cooperation or a Doomed Project?

By Michal Kolmas
Japan’s relationship with the V4 -- Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia -- has roots but hasn’t grown much.

Japan Takes Additional Measures to Fight Coronavirus Outbreak
March 13, 2020

Japan Takes Additional Measures to Fight Coronavirus Outbreak

By Mina Pollmann
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared the spread of the coronavirus as a “state of historic emergency.”

Japan Marks Tsunami Anniversary Without Government Memorial Amid Coronavirus
March 12, 2020

Japan Marks Tsunami Anniversary Without Government Memorial Amid Coronavirus

By Associated Press
Some residents along the Japanese northern coast stood on roadsides overlooking the sea, offering silent prayers for their loved ones lost in a massive earthquake and tsunami nine years ago Wednesday.

Japan’s Economy Shrinks 7 Percent in Last Quarter, Risks Recession
March 10, 2020

Japan’s Economy Shrinks 7 Percent in Last Quarter, Risks Recession

By Associated Press
Japan's first economic contraction in more than a year started even before the coronavirus panic.
The Future of AI Depends on Asia
February 29, 2020

The Future of AI Depends on Asia

By Helena Domashneva
Recent geopolitical, economic and epidemic shocks in Asia reveal the real value of the region in the global economy and its future impact on world’s technological development.

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