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Will Islamists Force Japan to Abandon Pacifism?
June 01, 2016
Will Islamists Force Japan to Abandon Pacifism?
Yet another hostage-taking incident in the Middle East is sparking debates in Japan.
Will Islamists Force Japan to Abandon Pacifism?
To Fight Terror, Japan Must Fix Its Intelligence Apparatus
June 01, 2015
To Fight Terror, Japan Must Fix Its Intelligence Apparatus
New counter-terror measures are a start, but Japan needs a more holistic approach in its fight against terrorism.
To Fight Terror, Japan Must Fix Its Intelligence Apparatus
3 Japanese Dead in Tunisia Attack
March 20, 2015
3 Japanese Dead in Tunisia Attack
Once again, Japanese nationals abroad fall victim to a terrorist group.
3 Japanese Dead in Tunisia Attack
Japan Mulls Creating Its Own CIA
February 13, 2015
Japan Mulls Creating Its Own CIA
After the Islamic State hostage crisis, Japan wants to beef up its intelligence apparatus.
Japan Mulls Creating Its Own CIA
Post-Hostage Crisis, What Is Japan's Role in the Middle East?
February 04, 2015
Post-Hostage Crisis, What Is Japan's Role in the Middle East?
Japan should not let the tragic murder of two citizens shake its resolve to uphold world peace and security.
Post-Hostage Crisis, What Is Japan's Role in the Middle East?
Jordan Holds Key to Fate of Japanese Hostage
January 30, 2015
Jordan Holds Key to Fate of Japanese Hostage
Islamic State's new demands put Jordan front-and-center in the ongoing hostage drama.
Jordan Holds Key to Fate of Japanese Hostage
Islamic State Murders Hostage, Sparking Soul-Searching in Japan
January 26, 2015
Islamic State Murders Hostage, Sparking Soul-Searching in Japan
The reported decapitation of Haruna Yukawa is causing some to question the wisdom of Japan's new security stance.
Islamic State Murders Hostage, Sparking Soul-Searching in Japan
Japan's 'Mercantile Realism' in the Middle East
January 23, 2015
Japan's 'Mercantile Realism' in the Middle East
Japan's economic-based strategy was on display during Shinzo Abe's tour of the Middle East.
Japan's 'Mercantile Realism' in the Middle East
Islamic State Threatens to Kill Two Captured Japanese Citizens
January 21, 2015
Islamic State Threatens to Kill Two Captured Japanese Citizens
The Islamic State is demanding $200 million in ransom from the Japanese government for two captured Japanese citizens.
Islamic State Threatens to Kill Two Captured Japanese Citizens
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