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Japan Steps in to Support India Against China in South Asia
December 06, 2021

Japan Steps in to Support India Against China in South Asia

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Quad may still be a mist-covered structure but Indo-Japanese cooperation against China is becoming more concrete.
Japan Approves Record Extra Defense Budget 
November 26, 2021

Japan Approves Record Extra Defense Budget 

By Kosuke Takahashi
Amid growing threats in East Asia, the Japanese cabinet approved a record extra budget for defense appropriations.

Japan’s New Pandemic Border Restrictions Disappoint Residents Stranded Abroad
November 25, 2021

Japan’s New Pandemic Border Restrictions Disappoint Residents Stranded Abroad

By Thisanka Siripala
Many foreign residents have had their hopes to enter Japan dashed as new border controls make little impact. 

Japan Pledges Support For Asia-wide Decarbonization
November 06, 2021

Japan Pledges Support For Asia-wide Decarbonization

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan aims to lead Asia toward a carbon-free society but failed to commit to a turn away from fossil fuel projects. 

Japan’s Princess Mako Marries Commoner, Loses Royal Status
October 27, 2021

Japan’s Princess Mako Marries Commoner, Loses Royal Status

By Mari Yamaguchi
The couple will move together to New York to start a new life after facing intense scrutiny and criticism in Japan.
Japan Leader Calls for Greater Military Capability, Spending
October 18, 2021

Japan Leader Calls for Greater Military Capability, Spending

By Mari Yamaguchi
Kishida said Japan's security environment has been rapidly changing.

JIMEX-21: India-Japan Maritime Exercise
October 12, 2021

JIMEX-21: India-Japan Maritime Exercise

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
In addition to India-Japan exercises, there have been several other naval exercises in the region in recent months involving a growing roster of countries.
A Turning Point for Japan-US Climate Cooperation? 
October 08, 2021

A Turning Point for Japan-US Climate Cooperation? 

By Florentine Koppenborg and Ulv Hanssen
Biden needs to put more pressure on Japan to abandon coal.

Japan’s Kishida: A Dove in Hawk’s Clothing?
October 07, 2021

Japan’s Kishida: A Dove in Hawk’s Clothing?

By John Nilsson-Wright
The new Japanese prime minister will find it a challenge to unite his divided party while also winning the confidence of an increasingly skeptical electorate.

Japan PM Kishida’s New Ministry and the Legacy of Abenomics 
October 06, 2021

Japan PM Kishida’s New Ministry and the Legacy of Abenomics 

By Thisanka Siripala
While Kishida retains many of his predecessor's economic policies, his mission to reduce income disparities represents a fresh take on economic security.

Japan’s New PM to Seek Fresh Mandate to Handle Virus, Economy
October 05, 2021

Japan’s New PM to Seek Fresh Mandate to Handle Virus, Economy

By Mari Yamaguchi
Kishida said he would dissolve the lower house next week in preparation for October 31 elections.
Revisiting RCEP’s Trade Implications
September 20, 2021

Revisiting RCEP’s Trade Implications

By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard and Wei Liang
What are the implications of RCEP for trade? The second of a four-part series looks at the agreement’s impact on trade.

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