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3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
September 22, 2018
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
A round-up of the foreign policy challenges facing Japan's prime minister as he enters his final term.
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
September 14, 2018
Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
Accepting Putin's offer would go against long-standing Japanese position on the territorial dispute.
Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
The Key to Securing the Indo-Pacific: Japanese Constitutional Reform?
September 11, 2018
The Key to Securing the Indo-Pacific: Japanese Constitutional Reform?
How interrelated are the issues of Japan's constitutional reform debate and ongoing questions about preserving Asia's status quo?
The Key to Securing the Indo-Pacific: Japanese Constitutional Reform?
Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
September 06, 2018
Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
In uncertain times, Japan will have to invest more energy in a long-standing partnership.
Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
August 18, 2018
Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
Emperor Akihito, known for his emphasis on reconciliation and peace, gave his last speech at Japan’s annual ceremony for WWII dead.
Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
Japan Holds Firm Against Nuclear Ban Treaty on Anniversary of Nuclear Bombings
August 18, 2018
Japan Holds Firm Against Nuclear Ban Treaty on Anniversary of Nuclear Bombings
Shinzo Abe insists that the treaty is unrealistic, but civil society is pushing back.
Japan Holds Firm Against Nuclear Ban Treaty on Anniversary of Nuclear Bombings
Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces
August 16, 2018
Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces
Abe’s potential constitutional revision is likely to be underwhelming for the JSDF.
Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces
Japan: 5 Things to Watch in the Next LDP Presidential Election
August 14, 2018
Japan: 5 Things to Watch in the Next LDP Presidential Election
Don't dismiss the upcoming LDP elections as a done deal. Here are five things to pay attention to as the election approaches.
Japan: 5 Things to Watch in the Next LDP Presidential Election
No Closer to an Abe-Kim Summit
August 07, 2018
No Closer to an Abe-Kim Summit
No signs that an Abe-Kim summit is forthcoming—for now.
No Closer to an Abe-Kim Summit
Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
August 04, 2018
Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
In 1998, Japan and South Korea agreed to “build a future-oriented relationship based on reconciliation.” What went wrong?
Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?
August 01, 2018
Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?
Despite his scandals, Abe is well-positioned win the LDP's presidential election this fall.
Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?
Shinzo Abe's North Korea Dilemma
July 28, 2018
Shinzo Abe's North Korea Dilemma
Domestic political calculations, not national interest, are behind Abe's approach to North Korea.
Shinzo Abe's North Korea Dilemma
Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?
July 28, 2018
Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?
Controversy has surrounded Japanese Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso ever since he entered politics.
Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?
US-Japan Relations in the Coming Year: Alliance Management and Risk Management
July 27, 2018
US-Japan Relations in the Coming Year: Alliance Management and Risk Management
Now is a time for alliance management and shrewd diplomacy from Japan.
US-Japan Relations in the Coming Year: Alliance Management and Risk Management
Largest Bilateral Free Trade Agreement: Japan, EU Conclude Bilateral Economic Partnership Agreement
July 18, 2018
Largest Bilateral Free Trade Agreement: Japan, EU Conclude Bilateral Economic Partnership Agreement
The agreement will see nearly all tariffs on goods traded between the two sides lifted.
Largest Bilateral Free Trade Agreement: Japan, EU Conclude Bilateral Economic Partnership Agreement
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
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