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How Japan's Security Reformers Undermine Their Own Cause
July 17, 2018
How Japan's Security Reformers Undermine Their Own Cause
The Japanese public is not against security reform, per se -- but is against the illiberal agenda of many would-be reformers.
How Japan's Security Reformers Undermine Their Own Cause
Torrential Rain Devastates West Japan With Mounting Death Toll
July 10, 2018
Torrential Rain Devastates West Japan With Mounting Death Toll
Recovery operations are underway after Japan’s worst rain disaster left a trail of unprecedented destruction.
Torrential Rain Devastates West Japan With Mounting Death Toll
After North Korea, Pompeo Visits Japan to Meet With US Allies
July 09, 2018
After North Korea, Pompeo Visits Japan to Meet With US Allies
The abductee issues continues to complicate Japan's approach to North Korea.
After North Korea, Pompeo Visits Japan to Meet With US Allies
Japan and China's 'Tactical Detente'
July 06, 2018
Japan and China's 'Tactical Detente'
U.S.-China tensions are driving rapprochement between China and Japan, a professor argues.
Japan and China's 'Tactical Detente'
Why Steve Bannon Admires Japan
June 22, 2018
Why Steve Bannon Admires Japan
In Japan, populist and extreme right-wing nationalism has found a home within the political establishment.
Why Steve Bannon Admires Japan
Osaka Earthquake: Another Political Test for Abe
June 19, 2018
Osaka Earthquake: Another Political Test for Abe
Japan's second-largest metropolitan area experiences its strongest quake since the 1920s.
Osaka Earthquake: Another Political Test for Abe
Is Abe Cornered by Trump’s Expanding Trade Tariffs?
June 18, 2018
Is Abe Cornered by Trump’s Expanding Trade Tariffs?
U.S. protectionism has sparked tensions with some of its closest Western allies. Japan remains caught in the middle.
Is Abe Cornered by Trump’s Expanding Trade Tariffs?
The Trump-Kim Summit: The View From Japan
June 12, 2018
The Trump-Kim Summit: The View From Japan
Japan remains cautious about North Korea's intentions.
The Trump-Kim Summit: The View From Japan
Between North Korea and Trade: Shinzo Abe's G7 2018 Dilemma
June 08, 2018
Between North Korea and Trade: Shinzo Abe's G7 2018 Dilemma
The Japanese prime minister's silence on trade during his meeting with Trump was deeply revealing.
Between North Korea and Trade: Shinzo Abe's G7 2018 Dilemma
A Brewing US-Japan Trade War?
June 07, 2018
A Brewing US-Japan Trade War?
Japan is facing the hard truth: even a close alliance doesn't provide protection from Trump's tariffs.
A Brewing US-Japan Trade War?
Japan and the Shangri-La Dialogue
June 06, 2018
Japan and the Shangri-La Dialogue
Japan saw support for its position on maritime issues, but North Korea remains a source of concern.
Japan and the Shangri-La Dialogue
If Not North Korea, Who Will Be Japan’s Chief Antagonist?
June 02, 2018
If Not North Korea, Who Will Be Japan’s Chief Antagonist?
North Korea has long played the enemy for Japanese domestic political purposes. If peace comes, that will have to change.
If Not North Korea, Who Will Be Japan’s Chief Antagonist?
Abe's Russia Trip Comes to an Underwhelming End
June 01, 2018
Abe's Russia Trip Comes to an Underwhelming End
Japan's prime minister may finally have to give up hope of making progress on a long-standing territorial dispute.
Abe's Russia Trip Comes to an Underwhelming End
Trump-Kim Meeting Is Set. What Now For Japan?
May 16, 2018
Trump-Kim Meeting Is Set. What Now For Japan?
Japan's singular focus on the abductee issue is marginalizing Tokyo in the current round of North Korea diplomacy.
Trump-Kim Meeting Is Set. What Now For Japan?
The CPTPP and Its Implications for Japan
May 04, 2018
The CPTPP and Its Implications for Japan
The CPTPP is the cornerstone on which Japan hopes to further its economic and diplomatic power in the Asia-Pacific.
The CPTPP and Its Implications for Japan
Tokyo to Host 7th China-South Korea-Japan Trilateral Summit
May 02, 2018
Tokyo to Host 7th China-South Korea-Japan Trilateral Summit
The trilateral Northeast Asian summit will meet for the first time since 2015, with a focus on North Korea.
Tokyo to Host 7th China-South Korea-Japan Trilateral Summit
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