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Don't Expect Too Much of Japan's Defense Reforms
October 09, 2015

Don't Expect Too Much of Japan's Defense Reforms

By Yuki Tatsumi and Mengjia Wan
Japan's defense policy is indeed gearing for change, but the changes are limited and rooted in the US-Japan alliance.

Abe Outlines Why Japan Should Join the UN Security Council
September 30, 2015

Abe Outlines Why Japan Should Join the UN Security Council

By Shannon Tiezzi
In his speech before the UN General Assembly, Abe made the case for Japan to join the UN's major decision-making body.
Japan's 'Proactive Contribution to Peace': Beyond Development Aid
September 29, 2015

Japan's 'Proactive Contribution to Peace': Beyond Development Aid

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan is doing itself a disservice by focusing only on economic contributions to global development.

Japan: The Philippines' New Best Friend?
June 17, 2015

Japan: The Philippines' New Best Friend?

By Richard Javad Heydarian
"More than ever, the Philippines has come to rely on an external partner other than the United States."

The Emerging Japan-Philippines Security Partnership
June 06, 2015

The Emerging Japan-Philippines Security Partnership

By Yuki Tatsumi
Closer Japan-Philippines ties effectively complement U.S efforts to expand its regional presence.

What Japan's 'Proactive Contribution to Peace' Looks Like in Nepal
May 22, 2015

What Japan's 'Proactive Contribution to Peace' Looks Like in Nepal

By Yuki Tatsumi and Hana Rudolph
Japan's aid to Nepal has gone largely unnoticed by the international community.

Japan's Global SDF Will Need These Two Laws
May 15, 2015

Japan's Global SDF Will Need These Two Laws

By Ankit Panda
Two new bills could revolutionize the Japanese military's ability to fight abroad.
Diplomatic Access: Japan
April 16, 2015

Diplomatic Access: Japan

By Diplomatic Access
Japan's ambassador to the U.S. on the U.S.-Japan alliance, the TPP, and overcoming China-Japan tensions.

Japan, China Test the Water With Restarted Security Talks
March 20, 2015

Japan, China Test the Water With Restarted Security Talks

By Shannon Tiezzi
Japan and China resume dedicated security talks after an over four year hiatus.

Japan Nixes Plan to Send Troops to Join Ebola Fight
March 03, 2015

Japan Nixes Plan to Send Troops to Join Ebola Fight

By Mina Pollmann
Japan misses a chance to demonstrate the softer side of the SDF.

Japan's First Steps Into the World of Arms Exports
January 15, 2015

Japan's First Steps Into the World of Arms Exports

By Mina Pollmann
Since overturning a ban on arms exports last year, Tokyo has made cautious progress on defense cooperation.
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