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Putin’s Visit to Japan Indefinitely Postponed
October 16, 2015

Putin’s Visit to Japan Indefinitely Postponed

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The “environment is not suitable for a visit” at this time.
How Russia Tries to Intimidate Japan
July 25, 2015

How Russia Tries to Intimidate Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Moscow is stepping up its military presence on the disputed Kuril Islands.

Full Speed Ahead: Russia to Accelerate Construction in the Kurils
June 09, 2015

Full Speed Ahead: Russia to Accelerate Construction in the Kurils

By Catherine Putz
Moscow's push to speed up development of the islands is, in part, a jab at Tokyo over Abe's visit to Ukraine.

Japan's Tangled Ties With Russia
April 01, 2015

Japan's Tangled Ties With Russia

By Mina Pollmann
Japan's relationship with Russia will remain stalled as long as the Ukraine crisis continues.

Japan Scrambling Jets at Cold War Levels
January 22, 2015

Japan Scrambling Jets at Cold War Levels

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Tokyo reportedly scrambling its fighter jets at record pace in the face of growing incursions.
Why Russia and Japan Are Making Nice
November 24, 2014

Why Russia and Japan Are Making Nice

By Ricky Hough
The two countries have economic and strategic interests in developing relations.

The Ukrainian Divide in Russo-Japanese Rapprochement
November 11, 2014

The Ukrainian Divide in Russo-Japanese Rapprochement

By Clint Richards
Despite a cordial APEC meeting, Putin and Abe cannot afford to make real progress.
What to Expect from Japan at Beijing APEC Summit
October 09, 2014

What to Expect from Japan at Beijing APEC Summit

By Clint Richards
Abe’s ambitious goals will require tit-for-tat with three key partners.

Putin Sends Mixed Messages to US and Japan
August 13, 2014

Putin Sends Mixed Messages to US and Japan

By Clint Richards
Moscow is drawing a line in the sand in Ukraine, while putting negotiations with Tokyo on ice.

Russia Conducts Military Drill on Disputed Kuril Islands
August 13, 2014

Russia Conducts Military Drill on Disputed Kuril Islands

By Zachary Keck
Russia's military drills on the disputed islands are almost certainly in response to Japan's sanctions over the Ukraine.

MH17’s Implications for Russia-Japan Rapprochement
July 18, 2014

MH17’s Implications for Russia-Japan Rapprochement

By Clint Richards
Japan doesn’t need Russian energy as much as its U.S. alliance, but further sanctions would hurt.
Japan’s G7 Agenda
June 06, 2014

Japan’s G7 Agenda

By Clint Richards
Abe has used the forum to smooth ties with Russia, and possibly open a dialogue with China.

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