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Amid the Pandemic, Australia and Japan Continue Their Strategic Convergence
July 14, 2020

Amid the Pandemic, Australia and Japan Continue Their Strategic Convergence

By Ankit Panda
A virtual leaders’ meeting didn’t make the top of global headlines, but it underscored the continued convergence between Tokyo and Canberra.

Chinese Vessels Enter Senkaku Islands Territorial Sea for Longest Duration Since 2012. Why Now?
July 07, 2020

Chinese Vessels Enter Senkaku Islands Territorial Sea for Longest Duration Since 2012. Why Now?

By Ankit Panda
According to the Japan Coast Guard, Chinese vessels remained in the territorial sea around the disputed islets for 30 hours.
Japan Should Continue to Speak up on the Chinese Government’s Human Rights Abuses
June 30, 2020

Japan Should Continue to Speak up on the Chinese Government’s Human Rights Abuses

By Teppei Kasai
Taking a tough, meaningful stand against Beijing is not easy, but Tokyo must continue to demonstrate the depth of its commitments to human rights.

Making Sense of Japan’s Decision to Scrap Aegis Ashore Missile Defense
June 26, 2020

Making Sense of Japan’s Decision to Scrap Aegis Ashore Missile Defense

By Ankit Panda
James Schoff joins the podcast to discuss Tokyo’s options on missile defense.

Japanese Politics Rocked by Arrests Over Voter Bribery Scandal
June 22, 2020

Japanese Politics Rocked by Arrests Over Voter Bribery Scandal

By Thisanka Siripala
A mammoth voter buying scandal involving a former ruling LDP cabinet minister poses a challenge for the Abe administration.

Japan’s Challenges Balancing National Security and Economics
June 04, 2020

Japan’s Challenges Balancing National Security and Economics

By Michio Ueda
National security and economic interests are perhaps more tightly bound together than ever before.

Coronavirus or No, Japan’s Politics Remain Stuck
May 27, 2020

Coronavirus or No, Japan’s Politics Remain Stuck

By Yusaku Yoshikawa
Despite strong disapproval of Prime Minister Abe’s COVID-19 response, the public sees little alternative to his continued governance.
Abe’s Popularity Plummets Amid Latest Controversy
May 25, 2020

Abe’s Popularity Plummets Amid Latest Controversy

By Thisanka Siripala
Abe’s approval ratings fell to a two-year low as online protests derailed the passage of a bill delaying the retirement age of prosecutors.

Is Japan Pulling Its Companies out of China?
May 11, 2020

Is Japan Pulling Its Companies out of China?

By Shin Kawashima
A recent Japanese government policy is significant, but hardly a decoupling.

Japan Should Have a Serious Debate on Revising Its Constitution—But Not Now
May 07, 2020

Japan Should Have a Serious Debate on Revising Its Constitution—But Not Now

By Rintaro Nishimura
Shinzo Abe is right about the need for a debate, but the time is not right.

What Will Tokyo’s Postponed Olympics Mean for Japanese Politics?
May 02, 2020

What Will Tokyo’s Postponed Olympics Mean for Japanese Politics?

By Kristo Tamm
Shinzo Abe’s legacy is on the line.
COVID-19 Is a Test for World Leaders. So Far, Japan’s Abe Is Failing.
April 23, 2020

COVID-19 Is a Test for World Leaders. So Far, Japan’s Abe Is Failing.

By Jeff Kingston
The pandemic has exposed feeble leadership on the part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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