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May 16, 2022

Japan
Japan Turns Its Attention to Economic Security

Japan's Economic Security Legislation has been passed.

Japan’s flag at a steel plant at Keihin industrial zone. Panasonic Corp's lithium-ion batteries displayed at the Panasonic Center. Japan's flag in front of a commercial construction site. Mock of lithium-ion battery displayed at Asahi Kasei Corporation.

April 29, 2022

Japan
Ukraine Response Deepens Japan-Europe Strategic Ties

In the months since Russia invaded Ukraine, Japan has deepened ties with Ukraine and its European neighbors.

Foreign Minister for Japan Yoshimasa Hayashi and Foreign Minister for Norway Anniken Huitfeldt at the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs, NATO Headquarters, Brussels, April 7, 2022

May 19, 2022

Asia
Media Briefing: President Biden in South Korea and Japan

CFR experts via Zoom preview President Joe Biden’s May 20-24 trip to Asia, including bilateral meetings with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and a…

Play Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison meets with Quad foreign ministers in Melbourne

April 5, 2022

Japan
Glen S. Fukushima: Japanese Capitalism and Its Lessons for the United States

Among G7 countries, Japan and the United States are the polar extremes in the type of capitalisms they represent. Although Japan today faces challenges of its own, its experience offers some lessons …

Japan LDP debate organized by younger and female members

May 19, 2022

U.S. Foreign Policy
Biden Visits Japan and South Korea, Annual World Health Assembly, and More

U.S. President Joe Biden visits Japan and South Korea, the seventy-fifth World Health Assembly takes place in Geneva, and Australians vote in a general election.

Podcast US President Joe Biden boards Air Force One at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport May 6, 2021, in Kenner, Louisiana.

May 2, 2022

Japan
After Seventy-Five Years, Will Japan Strengthen Its Military?

Since it went into effect seventy-five years ago, Japan’s constitution has prevented the country from engaging in combat. But China’s growing military power and North Korea’s increasing threats raise…

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May 17, 2022

Asia
President Biden’s Japan and South Korea Trip, With Sheila A. Smith and Scott A. Snyder

Sheila A. Smith, CFR’s John E. Merow senior fellow for Asia-Pacific studies, and Scott A. Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at CFR, sit down wit…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden exits Air Force One before delivering remarks on infrastructure at the Portland Air National Guard Base on April 21, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.

February 4, 2022

Japan
Japan’s Lawmakers Call Out Human Rights Abuses in China

As the winter Olympics begin this week in Beijing, the Japanese parliament has added its voice to the global chorus of concern about human rights in China. 

Lawmakers stand up to show their support as Japan's parliament adopts resolution on human rights in China at the parliament in Tokyo

April 14, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings, North Korean Commemorations, and More

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank convene for their annual Spring Meetings, rumors fly of a North Korean nuclear test on the one-hundred-and-tenth anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birt…

Podcast A woman walks past a television report showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on March 24, 2022.

December 1, 2021

Global
Central Bank Currency Swaps Tracker

Introduction Since the financial crisis of 2007, central banks around the world have entered into a multitude of bilateral currency swap agreements with one another. These agreements allow a centr…