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Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?
July 29, 2017

Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?

By Ankit Panda
Beleaguered by scandal, an election loss in Tokyo, and a significant resignation, how is Abe's political position?

Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal
July 28, 2017

Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal

By Ankit Panda
Tomomi Inada leaves office days shy of completing a one-year term.
India, Japan to Deepen Defense Cooperation
May 10, 2017

India, Japan to Deepen Defense Cooperation

By Franz-Stefan Gady
India’s minister of defense and his Japanese counterpart affirmed plans to strengthen their military cooperation.

‘Womenomics’ Comes to Japan's Defense Sector
May 09, 2017

‘Womenomics’ Comes to Japan's Defense Sector

By Mayuko Yatsu
Women are making in-roads in the Defense Ministry and Self-Defense Forces, but more needs to be done.

Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
February 06, 2017

Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US

By Ankit Panda
Inada reiterates Japan's standing policy to not involve its forces in the South China Sea beyond training missions.

In Japan, James Mattis May Reiterate US Commitment to Senkaku Defense
February 01, 2017

In Japan, James Mattis May Reiterate US Commitment to Senkaku Defense

By Ankit Panda
Trump's defense secretary will reaffirm U.S. commitments to Japan under Article V when he visits this week.

Reluctant Military Power: Japan Opposes South Sudan Arms Embargo
December 22, 2016

Reluctant Military Power: Japan Opposes South Sudan Arms Embargo

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan will oppose a U.N. Security Council resolution that would impose an arms embargo on South Sudan.
Japan Gets Serious About THAAD
November 26, 2016

Japan Gets Serious About THAAD

By Ankit Panda
After South Korea, Japan may become the second Northeast Asian state to deploy the THAAD system.

North Korea Brings Japan and China Closer Together -- For a Moment
September 29, 2016

North Korea Brings Japan and China Closer Together -- For a Moment

By Mina Pollmann
Once again, the South China Sea and China's increasing naval presence near Japan are causing frictions.

China-Japan Relations Before the G20 Summit
August 30, 2016

China-Japan Relations Before the G20 Summit

By Emily S. Chen
Historical issues and maritime disputes continue to strain relations between China and Japan.

World War II Anniversary Once Again Sparks Controversy in East Asia
August 16, 2016

World War II Anniversary Once Again Sparks Controversy in East Asia

By Mina Pollmann
The 71st anniversary of Japan's surrender saw several officials visit Yasukuni Shrine, although PM Abe did not.

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