Japan: The Ministry That Cried Wolf
By Richard Katz
Japan’s Nuclear Energy Choices
By Kathleen Araújo
Japan Will Reactivate Nuclear Plants
By Ankit Panda
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
Yoshihiko Noda faces plenty of challenges as Japan’s new prime minister. The most immediate is choosing his new government.
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
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.
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
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
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
Naoto Kan survives a no-confidence motion following a deal with a former premier. But his days are now numbered.
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?