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The Enigma of Japanese Politics
July 28, 2017
The Enigma of Japanese Politics
With PM Abe under fire, why are leaders of the main opposition party stepping down?
The Enigma of Japanese Politics
Gauging Japan’s ‘Proactive Contributions to Peace’
October 27, 2015
Gauging Japan’s ‘Proactive Contributions to Peace’
The rhetoric has been strong, but has it been matched by action.
Gauging Japan’s ‘Proactive Contributions to Peace’
Abe’s Next Tax Hike Conundrum
August 27, 2014
Abe’s Next Tax Hike Conundrum
The government remains confident, but another sharp drop in growth could derail the best laid plans.
Abe’s Next Tax Hike Conundrum
“281_Antinuke” Risks Death Threats and Arrest in His Fight Against TEPCO, Japanese Government
December 03, 2013
“281_Antinuke” Risks Death Threats and Arrest in His Fight Against TEPCO, Japanese Government
Described by many as the “Japanese Banksy,” 281 spreads his political messages through graffiti.
“281_Antinuke” Risks Death Threats and Arrest in His Fight Against TEPCO, Japanese Government
Can “Abenomics” Save Japan’s Economy?
December 18, 2012
Can “Abenomics” Save Japan’s Economy?
On Sunday Japanese voters gave Shinzo Abe and the LDP a landslide win. Can he revive Japan’s growth prospects?
Can “Abenomics” Save Japan’s Economy?
A Referendum for Japan
November 27, 2012
A Referendum for Japan
Does any party have the ideas and vision needed to help Tokyo overcome its myriad challenges?
A Referendum for Japan
Japan's Woes Drag On
November 20, 2012
Japan's Woes Drag On
Tokyo is expected to enter into its third recession since 2008 at the same time voters go to the polls next month.
Japan's Woes Drag On
Playing Politics in Japan
July 01, 2012
Playing Politics in Japan
Despite an impending economic crisis, Japan’s politicians seem more worried about their own careers.
Playing Politics in Japan
Noda’s Bold Tax Plan Play
June 29, 2012
Noda’s Bold Tax Plan Play
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has succeeded in passing a tax and social security plan in the lower house. He now needs to think about the future of his party.
Noda’s Bold Tax Plan Play
Mongolia Eyes Nuclear Ties
March 06, 2012
Mongolia Eyes Nuclear Ties
Mongolia’s courtship of Japan’s nuclear industry isn’t a new development. But it will intensify next week.
Mongolia Eyes Nuclear Ties
Japan Steps Up Asia Diplomacy
January 06, 2012
Japan Steps Up Asia Diplomacy
Despite numerous domestic challenges, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has his eyes on Japan’s strategic future. And it’s not all about China.
Japan Steps Up Asia Diplomacy
The Forgotten Summit
January 02, 2012
The Forgotten Summit
Last month’s summit between the Indian and Japanese leaders didn’t get the coverage it deserved.
The Forgotten Summit
Japan’s Defense Industry Lifeline
December 31, 2011
Japan’s Defense Industry Lifeline
The Japanese government’s decision to relax rules on defense exports has the potential to give the country a much-needed national security boost.
Japan’s Defense Industry Lifeline
India, Japan Eye Nuclear Road Bump
December 27, 2011
India, Japan Eye Nuclear Road Bump
Ties between India and Japan have warmed further since Japan’s Yoshihiko Noda took office. But civilian nuclear co-operation is proving a sticking point.
India, Japan Eye Nuclear Road Bump
Japan’s Future in the Balance
November 03, 2011
Japan’s Future in the Balance
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has a chance to rescue Japan’s economy with a key free trade agreement. Failure to seize it could result in terminal decline.
Japan’s Future in the Balance
Japan Tries (Yet) Again
August 30, 2011
Japan Tries (Yet) Again
Yoshihiko Noda takes office at the most crucial time for Japan in half a century, says Michael Auslin. But with lacklustre public support, he has his work cut out.
Japan Tries (Yet) Again
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