Japanese Politics Concerning Collective Self-Defense

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Country Report: Japan (April 2014)

February and March 2014 saw Japan much more isolated than at any point since the US occupation, but the shallowness and myopia of Japan’s media coverage stood out […]

Circling the Square: History and Alliance Management

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Country Report: Japan (February 2014)

This has been one of the richest periods for Japanese media coverage in memory. In covering Biden’s early December travel through the region at a time of renewed […]

Japan-South Korea Relations – 1

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TPP – 1

Japan and the United States in the Transpacific Partnership: Costs, Benefits, and the Politics of Getting to Yes   The TPP has risen from modest origins as an […]

Japanese Perspective

"China and International Law/Norms: A Japanese Perspective" Signs of China respecting and complying with international law and norms are mixed at best. Assuming that international law and norms […]

New South Korean Academic Writings on Contemporary Japan and Japanese-Korean Relations

South Korean academic writings of 2013 provide a useful window through which students of Japan worldwide can observe Japan and Japanese-Korean relations. So far this year, I found […]

Japanese Perspective: Complacency and Indecisiveness in Japan’s New One-Party Dominance and Foreign Policy

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Japan-Russia Relations – 3

This is a quiet time in Japan-Russia relations without any indication of a transformative event ahead. Further contacts are arranged without drawing much attention. We need to look […]