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Who Wants to Operate Carrier-Based F-35Bs in Asia? Apparently, Japan and South Korea
January 02, 2018
Who Wants to Operate Carrier-Based F-35Bs in Asia? Apparently, Japan and South Korea
What to make of recent reports that Japan's Izumo-class and South Korea's Dokdo-class vessels may operate these fighters?
Who Wants to Operate Carrier-Based F-35Bs in Asia? Apparently, Japan and South Korea
The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
October 03, 2017
The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
The stakes in Japan's October 2017 are high, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeking a new mandate to handle North Korea.
The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
Japan and the Abdication of the Emperor
November 15, 2016
Japan and the Abdication of the Emperor
How might the Abe government address the sensitive issue of abdication?
Japan and the Abdication of the Emperor
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
July 14, 2016
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
A 2012 proposal for amending Japan's post-war constitution offers some guidance.
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
July 11, 2016
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
The latest election affirms Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political dominance in Japan.
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
Abenomics, the Upper House Elections, and Japan's Political Future
June 18, 2016
Abenomics, the Upper House Elections, and Japan's Political Future
Mina Pollmann joins Ankit Panda to discuss trends in Japanese politics before the July 2016 House of Councilors elections.
Abenomics, the Upper House Elections, and Japan's Political Future
Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law
April 20, 2016
Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law
PM Shinzo Abe is maintaining a double standard on democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law
September 2, 1945: When Japan Surrendered
September 02, 2015
September 2, 1945: When Japan Surrendered
Imperial Japan's demise led to the emergence of the country we know today.
September 2, 1945: When Japan Surrendered
Japan: Farewell to ‘One Country Pacifism’
August 31, 2015
Japan: Farewell to ‘One Country Pacifism’
Why it is time to part ways with the traditional interpretations of Article 9 of Japan’s Constitution.
Japan: Farewell to ‘One Country Pacifism’
Demonstrating for Peace in Japan
July 21, 2015
Demonstrating for Peace in Japan
Protests over security legislation suggest that perhaps Japanese don’t want their country to be “normal.”
Demonstrating for Peace in Japan
Shinzo Abe and the Japanese Constitution
July 20, 2015
Shinzo Abe and the Japanese Constitution
When it comes to his new security legislation, the prime minister should listen to the Japanese people.
Shinzo Abe and the Japanese Constitution
Respecting the Japanese Constitution
May 28, 2015
Respecting the Japanese Constitution
What the Abe government plans goes beyond a constitutional amendment.
Respecting the Japanese Constitution
The Dangerous Japan-U.S. Defense Guidelines Revisions
May 13, 2015
The Dangerous Japan-U.S. Defense Guidelines Revisions
A Japanese opposition leader on what is wrong with the changes to The Guidelines for Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation.
The Dangerous Japan-U.S. Defense Guidelines Revisions
Japan: Seeking Renewal in the Face of Decline
April 08, 2015
Japan: Seeking Renewal in the Face of Decline
Shinzo Abe’s constitutional reinterpretation has the potential to pay big dividends for the nation.
Japan: Seeking Renewal in the Face of Decline
US Missile Defense in South Korea 'Concerns' China
February 06, 2015
US Missile Defense in South Korea 'Concerns' China
Plus, Japan's constitutional reform, Russian Air Force bombers, and shifting Indian defense priorities.
US Missile Defense in South Korea 'Concerns' China
Japanese Constitutional Overhaul in 2015? Don't Count On It
January 07, 2015
Japanese Constitutional Overhaul in 2015? Don't Count On It
Yes, Abe and the LDP are looking good after December's elections, but they still won't get constitutional reform.
Japanese Constitutional Overhaul in 2015? Don't Count On It
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