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Japan’s Nuclear Energy Choices
October 22, 2015

Japan’s Nuclear Energy Choices

By Kathleen Araújo
The country has the chance to create a more durable national energy strategy.

Japan Will Reactivate Nuclear Plants
April 04, 2014

Japan Will Reactivate Nuclear Plants

By Ankit Panda
The Abe administration is attempting to restart several of Japan's nuclear reactors.
Japan Tries (Yet) Again
August 30, 2011

Japan Tries (Yet) Again

Yoshihiko Noda takes office at the most crucial time for Japan in half a century, says Michael Auslin. But with lacklustre public support, he has his work cut out.

Building a New DPJ
August 30, 2011

Building a New DPJ

Yoshihiko Noda faces plenty of challenges as Japan’s new prime minister. The most immediate is choosing his new government.

Japan as Belgium
August 26, 2011

Japan as Belgium

Naoto Kan’s resignation is a reminder of how dysfunctional Japanese politics is. Will the public demand change?

Japan’s Necessary Nuclear Future
July 12, 2011

Japan’s Necessary Nuclear Future

Any big shift from nuclear power will take years. It’s time for Japan’s politicians to show some leadership to ensure the country’s reactors get back online.

June 28, 2011

Japan, Russia Trade Kurils Barbs

Russia voices frustration after US offers support for Japan’s claims in the Kuril Islands dispute.

Knives Out (Again) in Japan
June 11, 2011

Knives Out (Again) in Japan

Naoto Kan’s days as premier look numbered, says veteran Japan watcher Karel van Wolferen. But who comes next is much less clear.

Japan's Depressing Squabbling
June 09, 2011

Japan's Depressing Squabbling

As Japan’s politicians squabble, the public is getting frustrated. Sadly, the DPJ can’t even put its own house in order.

Kan Holding On, for Now
June 06, 2011

Kan Holding On, for Now

Naoto Kan survives a no-confidence motion following a deal with a former premier. But his days are now numbered.

May 31, 2011

Japan's Crisis and the SDF

Japan’s Self-Defense Force had good reviews for its post-crisis performance. Is the public ready for more?

Why Aren’t Japanese Protesting?
May 26, 2011

Why Aren’t Japanese Protesting?

Despite the unpopularity of Naoto Kan and his government, the Japanese public has remained relatively quiet.

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