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2017/11/05 | Malcolm Cook

Duterte Basks in 'Golden Age' of Philippines-Japan Relations

The continued Japanese generosity led President Duterte to declare the dawn of a 'golden age in the strategic partnership' between the two countries.

2017/10/20 | Justin Reeves

This Weekend's Snap Election in Japan Explained

Reeling from scandals and local election defeat, 2017 had not been kind to Japanese Prime Minister and Liberal Democratic Party leader Shinzo Abe, but North Korean ballistic missile tests that flew over Japan rallied support for the incumbent leader and opened the door for a snap election on Oct. 22.

2017/04/25 | The Japan Times

Japan and the Ability to Strike Enemy Bases

If Japan has developed capabilities to attack enemy bases, the incentive for North Korea to hit Japan before Japan hits it would be even greater.

2017/01/06 | The Japan Times

Japan's Political Landscape in 2017

The Abe administration remains unchallenged within Japan, but a Trump presidency brings turbulence.

2016/12/20 | The Japan Times

Four Years of Abe in Power

Four years on, Abe’s grip on power seems as strong as ever. The question remains how and where he will use his ample political resources.

2016/12/19 | The Japan Times

A Step Forward for Japan-Russia Ties

Joint operations in the disputed islands off Hokkaido could help enhance Japan-Russia relations.

2016/12/08 | The Japan Times

Abe’s Tribute at Pearl Harbor

The sensitivities that surround a Japanese prime minister’s visit to Pearl Harbor — and a U.S. president’s visit to Hiroshima — remind us that reconciliation over the war is still an issue between Japan and the U.S.

2015/08/31 | Sid Weng

120,000 Japanese Surround the Capitol in Protest of New Security Bill

Opposers see the amendment as a "legislation of war" and are worried young people will be forced to go on the battlefield if Japan gets involved in international wars.

2015/08/27 | Sid Weng

Japanese Students Protest Against Japan-U.S. Security Treaty

According to a poll conducted by the Japanese media, Abe’s supporting rate has decreased 30 percent during the examination of the treaty. The Japanese Prime Minister has no choice but to extend the parliament recession that was supposed to end on June 22 to September 27 in order to pass the treaty.