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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
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
May 01, 2018
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
Over the weekend, Moon briefed Abe by telephone about his discussions with Kim.
North Korea's Kim Signals Openness to Talks With Tokyo
A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides
April 23, 2018
A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides
How long can Japan keep up its balancing act between Russia and the West?
A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides
Time for Japan to Recalibrate?
April 23, 2018
Time for Japan to Recalibrate?
A much-touted bond with the U.S. president has left PM Shinzo Abe largely empty-handed.
Time for Japan to Recalibrate?
Abe in Mar-a-Lago, Round 2: Where the US-Japan Relationship Stands
April 19, 2018
Abe in Mar-a-Lago, Round 2: Where the US-Japan Relationship Stands
How did Shinzo Abe's second trip to Mar-a-Lago go?
Abe in Mar-a-Lago, Round 2: Where the US-Japan Relationship Stands
The Trump-Abe Summit: More Than Meets the Eye
April 16, 2018
The Trump-Abe Summit: More Than Meets the Eye
Looking beyond short-term crises to the long-term implications for the U.S.-Japan alliance.
The Trump-Abe Summit: More Than Meets the Eye
Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout
April 16, 2018
Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout
The Japanese prime minister's public support continues to dwindle.
Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout
Is This the End for Shinzo Abe?
April 13, 2018
Is This the End for Shinzo Abe?
Widespread political mistrust deepens after new evidence of malpractice in the Moritomo Gakuen land sale scandal.
Is This the End for Shinzo Abe?
What Is South Korea’s Vision for the New Northeast Asian Order?
April 09, 2018
What Is South Korea’s Vision for the New Northeast Asian Order?
Kim Yong-jae, from the China-Japan-Korea Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat, reflects on the upcoming flurry of summits.
What Is South Korea’s Vision for the New Northeast Asian Order?
Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy
March 30, 2018
Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy
Japan must demonstrate that its commitment to international law and democratic values is more than just a fig leaf.
Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy
Where Is Japan in Its Military Push Under Abe?
March 29, 2018
Where Is Japan in Its Military Push Under Abe?
Tokyo continues to made inroads in building up its capabilities as it confronts regional security threats.
Where Is Japan in Its Military Push Under Abe?
Why Trump Could Be the Final Nail in Abe’s Coffin
March 28, 2018
Why Trump Could Be the Final Nail in Abe’s Coffin
Despite the attention to domestic scandals, the fatal blow to the Japanese premier’s prospects may come from Tokyo’s closest foreign ally.
Why Trump Could Be the Final Nail in Abe’s Coffin
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
March 24, 2018
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Tokyo has serious concerns about the U.S.-North Korea dialogue and also the potential of nuclear war.
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
March 23, 2018
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
The Japanese prime minister has put serious effort into diplomacy near and far -- but will it pay off?
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
Will Mounting Pressure to Sack Finance Minister Aso Spell the End for PM Abe?
March 15, 2018
Will Mounting Pressure to Sack Finance Minister Aso Spell the End for PM Abe?
Aso’s political career hangs by a thread after admitting the ministry tampered with a report on the Moritomo Gakuen scandal.
Will Mounting Pressure to Sack Finance Minister Aso Spell the End for PM Abe?
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