February 12, 2015
Why the World Needs Reporters: Reflections on Kenji Goto
By Yang Hengjun
Yang Hengjun reflects on the role of reporters -- and the risks they face each day.
February 06, 2015
Islamic State and Japan: What Next?
By Mieczyslaw P. Boduszynski and Christopher K. Lamont
Could Shinzo Abe seize the moment to raise awareness of Japan’s foreign policies and their impact on national security?
February 05, 2015
The Islamic State May Have Derailed Japan’s Foreign Policy Outreach
By Aki Peritz and Joshua W. Walker
How the domestic political fallout from the brutal murder of two Japanese nationals could upend Abe's foreign policy.
February 04, 2015
Post-Hostage Crisis, What Is Japan's Role in the Middle East?
By Mina Pollmann
Japan should not let the tragic murder of two citizens shake its resolve to uphold world peace and security.
January 30, 2015
Jordan Holds Key to Fate of Japanese Hostage
By Shannon Tiezzi
Islamic State's new demands put Jordan front-and-center in the ongoing hostage drama.