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Ukraine, China Top Agenda During Japanese PM’s Southeast Asia Tour
May 02, 2022

Ukraine, China Top Agenda During Japanese PM’s Southeast Asia Tour

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Kishida Fumio's visits to Vietnam and Indonesia demonstrated Tokyo's enduring diplomatic strengths in Southeast Asia.

Under Kishida, Tokyo Sharpens Its Focus on Cambodia
April 27, 2022

Under Kishida, Tokyo Sharpens Its Focus on Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested a “comprehensive strategic partnership” with Japan.
Japan, Philippines Agree to Boost Security Cooperation
April 08, 2022

Japan, Philippines Agree to Boost Security Cooperation

By Sebastian Strangio
Shared concerns about China's maritime assertiveness have driven a steady strategic convergence between Tokyo and Manila.

Japan Raises its Voice in Cambodia
March 21, 2022

Japan Raises its Voice in Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
Prime Minister Kishida delivers as Hun Sen looks to Tokyo for support.

Japan Cautiously Welcomes South Korean President-Elect
March 11, 2022

Japan Cautiously Welcomes South Korean President-Elect

By Mari Yamaguchi
Tensions between the two are frozen over, but president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol has spoken of his interest in a thaw.

Can Japan’s ‘New Capitalism’ Help Its Workers?
February 16, 2022

Can Japan’s ‘New Capitalism’ Help Its Workers?

By Ulv Hanssen
Breaking with neoliberalism will require a resolve to confront capital and political opponents. Does Kishida have what it takes?

Solving Japan’s Wage Stagnation Syndrome
January 13, 2022

Solving Japan’s Wage Stagnation Syndrome

By Richard Katz
Hint: Urging companies to hike wages won’t do the job.
Australia’s Growing Ties With Northeast Asia
January 01, 2022

Australia’s Growing Ties With Northeast Asia

By Grant Wyeth
It is at the intersection of commercial and hard-security interests that Australia’s relationships with Japan and South Korea are finding their increasing health.

Is There a Kishida Doctrine?
December 23, 2021

Is There a Kishida Doctrine?

By Jeff Kingston
Even from retirement, former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo continues to cast a long shadow over Japan’s foreign policy.

Japan OKs Record $317 Billion Extra Budget for COVID, Economy
December 21, 2021

Japan OKs Record $317 Billion Extra Budget for COVID, Economy

By Mari Yamaguchi
The budget largely is to fund COVID-19 measures, including booster shot vaccines and cash payouts.

What to Expect From Japan’s ‘Economic Security’ Legislation
December 16, 2021

What to Expect From Japan’s ‘Economic Security’ Legislation

By Daisuke Akimoto
The Kishida administration has emphasized economic security, but what does it mean?
Can Kishida Become Japan’s First Human Rights Prime Minister?
December 02, 2021

Can Kishida Become Japan’s First Human Rights Prime Minister?

By Mieczysław P. Boduszyński and Christopher K. Lamont
Japan has rarely been keen to promote human rights and democracy overseas. That may change under Kishida and his new special adviser on human rights.

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