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September 6, 2018

Human Rights
Human Rights Safeguards Take a Backseat in New Global Economics Institutions

As states struggle to balance commercial interests with the promotion of human rights, social safeguards in trade and loan agreements—often included at the insistence of Western countries—are increas…

Labourers work at a garment factory in Bac Giang province, near Hanoi October 21, 2015.

June 6, 2018

Nigeria
Large Jailbreak in Nigeria, Culprits Currently Unknown

Over two hundred inmates reportedly escaped the central-Nigerian prison, of whom government sources say thirty have been recaptured.

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May 15, 2017

Japan
Helen Hardacre: Political Realignment Among Japan’s Religions

Shinto priests walk in a line to attend a ritual to usher in the upcoming New Year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan on December 31, 2016 (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon).  

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June 19, 2012

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Aum Shinrikyo

A profile of the Japanese religious cult that carried out the 1995 subway sarin attack.

April 2, 2015

Asia
Japan's Reckoning With a Rising China

CFR Senior Fellow Sheila A. Smith introduces her new book, Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China.

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November 7, 2014

China
Japan and China Get to Yes on an Abe-Xi Summit

On November 7, Japan and China revealed they had reached an understanding on their differences that would allow for a resumption of diplomacy. After several years of a virtual shutdown in bilateral t…

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November 20, 2012

Japan
A Referendum for Japan

Japan’s politicians have been released from legislative deliberations, and are rushing to prepare for the next Lower House election, scheduled for December 16. The media is in hot pursuit as politici…

Japanese college students raise their fists at a job-hunting rally in Tokyo February 5, 2009 (Toru Hanai/Courtesy Reuters).

April 9, 2010

Japan
Japan’s First Court Ruling on the “Secret Agreements” Controversy

The Tokyo District Court today ruled that the Japanese government must make public “secret documents” on Okinawa reversion. This is the first court ruling on the controversy over Ministry of Foreign …

June 2, 2011

Japan
Prime Minister Kan Prevails

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan (R) walks past lawmakers to cast a vote against the opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion in parliament in Tokyo June 2, 2011. Kan survived a no-confidence vo…

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan (R) walks past lawmakers to cast a vote against the opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion in parliament in Tokyo June 2, 2011. Kan survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on Thursday, but the unpopular leader will still struggle to break a policy deadlock given a split in his own party and a divided parliament.

December 11, 2009

Japan
Futenma = Alliance?

What a difference a week makes. Going into last week, there was little indication that Japan’s prime minister would effectively end the bilateral effort to find a solution to the Futenma replacement …