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August 3, 2017

Japan
Abe Cabinet #3: An LDP Team Effort

For the third time since he returned to power in 2012, Shinzo Abe has reshuffled his cabinet. This time, however, far more depends on his personnel choices. Support for Abe in media polls dropped pre…

Japan's new Internal Affairs Minister Seiko Noda and new Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Ken Saito leave Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence on August 3, 2017.

October 16, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of October 16, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Sungtae “Jacky” Park, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. Hard-line Buddhist monks sway politics in Myanm…

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January 23, 2014

Japan
The Constancy of Contest with Okinawa

On Sunday, voters in Nago City re-elected their mayor, Susumu Inamine. Compared with his predecessors, Inamine’s margin of victory was high—more than 4,000 votes more than his challenger. Unlike his …

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July 24, 2013

Japan
Okinawa and Tokyo Today

My visit to Okinawa two weeks ago provided the opportunity to think about what has happened there over the past seventeen years, as the U.S. and Japanese governments have struggled to find a replacem…

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December 27, 2013

Japan
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of December 27, 2013

Darcie Draudt, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Japanese prime minister pays his respects to Yasukuni Shrine. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid his res…

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July 16, 2013

Japan
Okinawa, Then and Now

For seventeen years, the U.S. and Japanese governments have sought to relocate the U.S. Marines from a heavily congested municipality to a more remote, rural one in northern Okinawa. Futenma Marine A…

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December 3, 2011

Japan
Adding Insult to Injury in Okinawa

Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa, left, apologizes to Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima December 2, 2011 (Tadashi Mizowaki/Courtesy to the Asahi Shimbun). It is difficult to write about the events of…

Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa, left, apologizes to Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima December 2, 2011 (Tadashi Mizowaki/Courtesy to the Asahi Shimbun)

September 23, 2011

Japan
Prime Minister Noda Outlines His Priorities in New York

Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda speaks during a high-level meeting on nuclear safety and security at the United Nations headquarters in New York September 22, 2011 (Shannon Stapleton/C…

Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda speaks during a high-level meeting on nuclear safety and security at the United Nations headquarters in New York September 22, 2011.

December 22, 2011

Japan
Impressions of Japan, 2011

A Japan Self-Defense Forces officer smiles as he holds a four-month-old baby girl who was rescued along with her family members from their home in Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, …

A Japan Self-Defense Forces officer smiles as he holds a four-month-old baby girl who was rescued along with her family members from their home in Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area on March 14, 2011.

January 13, 2011

Japan
Talking Strategy with Japan

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates meets with Japan's Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa in Tokyo. (POOL New/Courtesy Reuters) What a difference a year makes. Secretary of Defense Robert Gate…

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates meets with Japan’s Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa in Tokyo