February 06, 2022
Japan: The Ministry That Cried Wolf
By Richard Katz
October 22, 2015
Japan’s Nuclear Energy Choices
By Kathleen Araújo
April 04, 2014
Japan Will Reactivate Nuclear Plants
By Ankit Panda
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.
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.
August 26, 2011
Japan as Belgium
Naoto Kan’s resignation is a reminder of how dysfunctional Japanese politics is. Will the public demand change?
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.
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.
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.
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?