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The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
October 03, 2017
The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
The stakes in Japan's October 2017 are high, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeking a new mandate to handle North Korea.
The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
Abe Makes a Surprise Appearance, Hails 45 Years of Japan-China Relations
September 29, 2017
Abe Makes a Surprise Appearance, Hails 45 Years of Japan-China Relations
Abe was the first Japanese PM in 15 years to attend the Chinese embassy in Tokyo's National Day celebration.
Abe Makes a Surprise Appearance, Hails 45 Years of Japan-China Relations
Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?
September 28, 2017
Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?
Does the Tokyo governor's new party galvanize Japan's opposition?
Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?
Abe Dissolves the Diet, Snap Elections Set for October
September 28, 2017
Abe Dissolves the Diet, Snap Elections Set for October
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is capitalizing on his recently higher approval ratings to renew his party's mandate.
Abe Dissolves the Diet, Snap Elections Set for October
Tokyo Global Financial Center Under the Spotlight Again
September 26, 2017
Tokyo Global Financial Center Under the Spotlight Again
What does Japan need to do to make Tokyo a true global financial center?
Tokyo Global Financial Center Under the Spotlight Again
US, Japan, India Hold Trilateral Ministerial Meeting on UN Sidelines
September 19, 2017
US, Japan, India Hold Trilateral Ministerial Meeting on UN Sidelines
The second U.S.-India-Japan Ministerial-level Trilateral Dialogue was convened in New York.
US, Japan, India Hold Trilateral Ministerial Meeting on UN Sidelines
Abe’s Cul-de-Sac Foreign Policy: Between Entrapment and Abandonment
September 11, 2017
Abe’s Cul-de-Sac Foreign Policy: Between Entrapment and Abandonment
There is a third alternative Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should consider pursuing.
Abe’s Cul-de-Sac Foreign Policy: Between Entrapment and Abandonment
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Is Set to Visit India: What to Expect
September 08, 2017
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Is Set to Visit India: What to Expect
The Japanese prime minister's upcoming visit to India marks the start of a new era in bilateral ties.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Is Set to Visit India: What to Expect
The Third Annual Eastern Economic Forum and the Japan-Russia Summit
September 08, 2017
The Third Annual Eastern Economic Forum and the Japan-Russia Summit
Why Japan and Russia won't reach an agreement on the Northern Territories dispute.
The Third Annual Eastern Economic Forum and the Japan-Russia Summit
Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan
September 02, 2017
Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan
North Korea's active summer poses a host of challenges to Japan's defense posture.
Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan
How Japan Reacted to North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Its Territory
August 31, 2017
How Japan Reacted to North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Its Territory
Japan enters a new era of North Korean provocations with great unease.
How Japan Reacted to North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Its Territory
What's in Japan's Record 2018 Defense Budget Request?
August 28, 2017
What's in Japan's Record 2018 Defense Budget Request?
Japan's defense spending continues to be driven by concerns about North Korea and Chinese maritime activities.
What's in Japan's Record 2018 Defense Budget Request?
Who Is Taro Kono, Japan's New Foreign Minister?
August 25, 2017
Who Is Taro Kono, Japan's New Foreign Minister?
Japan's new top diplomat inherits a complex portfolio.
Who Is Taro Kono, Japan's New Foreign Minister?
What's China's View On Abe’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle?
August 17, 2017
What's China's View On Abe’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle?
Compared to the past, China has been relatively restrained in its criticism of Abe.
What's China's View On Abe’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle?
No Rest For Reform As Japan’s Economy Surges Ahead
August 16, 2017
No Rest For Reform As Japan’s Economy Surges Ahead
Tokyo beat growth expectations last quarter -- scoring a sixth straight quarter of growth. But there's more work to do.
No Rest For Reform As Japan’s Economy Surges Ahead
Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
August 05, 2017
Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
Despite a drastic public opinion slide, Abe's new cabinet was remarkably consistent.
Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
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