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Interview: Alexis Dudden
November 27, 2015

Interview: Alexis Dudden

By Emanuel Pastreich
How unprecedented are the tensions in East Asia today?

Japan's Tangled Ties With Russia
April 01, 2015

Japan's Tangled Ties With Russia

By Mina Pollmann
Japan's relationship with Russia will remain stalled as long as the Ukraine crisis continues.
Can Japan Break the Iran Impasse?
April 09, 2012

Can Japan Break the Iran Impasse?

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama is determined to break the impasse over Iran. But does Japan’s government welcome his initiative?

Knives Out (Again) in Japan
June 11, 2011

Knives Out (Again) in Japan

Naoto Kan’s days as premier look numbered, says veteran Japan watcher Karel van Wolferen. But who comes next is much less clear.

Japan's Depressing Squabbling
June 09, 2011

Japan's Depressing Squabbling

As Japan’s politicians squabble, the public is getting frustrated. Sadly, the DPJ can’t even put its own house in order.

Japan's New Deal Opportunity
April 11, 2011

Japan's New Deal Opportunity

As it recovers from disaster, Japan has a huge chance to tackle issues vital to its future security. But it will need leadership from the next generation.

Japan’s Political Tremors
March 30, 2011

Japan’s Political Tremors

The earthquake and tsunami were preceded by major tremors in the country’s political system. Their continuation will help shape post-disaster Japan.

Ishihara: Japan Needs Nukes
March 08, 2011

Ishihara: Japan Needs Nukes

Outspoken Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara calls for Japan to build nuclear weapons to counter a rising China.

Another Okinawa Battle
February 09, 2011

Another Okinawa Battle

Renewed construction in Okinawa has reignited debate over the US military. But is the time for talk over?

Hatoyama Blasts Kan Policy
February 02, 2011

Hatoyama Blasts Kan Policy

Japan’s ex-prime minister says Japan should focus on improving Asian ties, and criticizes the latest Cabinet reshuffle.

January 25, 2011

Power Before the People?

Japan’s problems didn’t begin with the DPJ. If elections are to mean anything, a party needs a fair crack at the whip.

Japan’s Leadership Lifeline?
January 12, 2011

Japan’s Leadership Lifeline?

Should the DPJ introduce four-year terms for its party presidents in an effort to reduce the short-termism mentality?

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