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Japan’s Population Crisis Nears Point of No Return
January 28, 2023

Japan’s Population Crisis Nears Point of No Return

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s population decline is following the worst-case scenario, prompting the government to devise urgent policies to incentivize more births. 

Doubling the Defense Budget Won’t be Easy for Japan
January 21, 2023

Doubling the Defense Budget Won’t be Easy for Japan

By Daisuke Akimoto and Purnendra Jain
Kishida’s judgment on how to fund the defense budget increase will be a critical factor in his survival as prime minister.
Why and How Italy and Japan Are Upgrading Their Partnership
January 13, 2023

Why and How Italy and Japan Are Upgrading Their Partnership

By Dario Cristiani
Prime Minister Kishida Fumio’s recent visit to Italy highlighted the growing convergence between the two countries.

Biden to Host Japan’s Kishida for Talks on Defense, Economy
January 05, 2023

Biden to Host Japan’s Kishida for Talks on Defense, Economy

By Mari Yamaguchi
Ahead of the visit, Japan's prime minister promised a deeper alliance with the U.S. under Japan's new defense strategy.

Is This The Beginning of the End for Kishida?
November 24, 2022

Is This The Beginning of the End for Kishida?

By Jio Kamata
Kishida and the LDP may not face a national election until 2025, but the prime minister is already on shaky ground.

The Limits of Kishida’s China Outreach
November 19, 2022

The Limits of Kishida’s China Outreach

By Mina Pollmann
The Japanese prime minister held his first in-person meeting with China’s Xi Jinping, but he faces tight limits in how far he can push the relationship.

Japan PM Promises Law to Help Unification Church Victims
November 08, 2022

Japan PM Promises Law to Help Unification Church Victims

By Mari Yamaguchi
Kishida is attempting to calm public outrage over his handling of his party's extensive ties to the Unification Church.
Japan’s Ruling Government in Crisis Over Unification Church Scandals
November 07, 2022

Japan’s Ruling Government in Crisis Over Unification Church Scandals

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s governing party is struggling to quell public suspicion over party members’ ties with the controversial Unification Church.

Japanese Prime Minister Orders Probe of Unification Church Problems
October 17, 2022

Japanese Prime Minister Orders Probe of Unification Church Problems

By Mari Yamaguchi
In an apparent move to calm continued public outrage, Kishida ordered an investigation into the Unification Church.

VP Harris Leads US Delegation to Japan for Slain Leader Abe’s Funeral
September 26, 2022

VP Harris Leads US Delegation to Japan for Slain Leader Abe’s Funeral

By Chris Megerian and Mari Yamaguchi
Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida told Harris that former PM Abe Shinzo had “poured his heart and soul” into strengthening the Japan-U.S. alliance.

What Did Japan’s Kishida Do at the UN General Assembly?
September 26, 2022

What Did Japan’s Kishida Do at the UN General Assembly?

By Mina Pollmann
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio had a packed schedule on the sidelines on the U.N. General Assembly.
Yoon Suk-yeol’s UN Debut Overshadowed by Japan-South Korea Summit Debacle
September 21, 2022

Yoon Suk-yeol’s UN Debut Overshadowed by Japan-South Korea Summit Debacle

By Mitch Shin
Yoon emphasized his support for “freedom” in a U.N. General Assembly address, but most attention focused on the dimming chances of a summit with Japan’s Kishida Fumio. 

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