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December 20, 2006

Assessing the Tsunami Warning System

Two years after a tsunami devastated several Indian Ocean countries, a rudimentary warning system is in place. But coordination and funding concerns have slowed plans for a permanent regional system.

September 17, 2012

Ambassador Shinichi Nishimiya, 1952–2012

Japan’s newly appointed ambassador to China, Shinichi Nishimiya, passed away suddenly yesterday in Tokyo. He was hospitalized last week after collapsing outside his home. Ambassador Nishimiya was six…

Ambassador Shinichi Nishimiya (File Photo/Courtesy Consulate General of Japan in New York).

November 20, 2012

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).

July 23, 2012

Security Alliances
Japan-South Korea Relations: Time to Open Both Eyes

There is an old Russian proverb that applies to current Japan-South Korea (ROK) relations: "Forget the past and lose an eye; dwell on the past and lose both eyes!" The Japanese, it would appear, are …

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February 10, 2012

Movement on the Okinawa Base Plan

Yesterday Japan’s foreign minister Koichiro Gemba announced a new effort by the U.S. and Japanese governments to adjust the plan to relocate U.S. Marines currently stationed in Okinawa. The announcem…

Japan's Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba shakes hands with Defence Minister Naoki Tanaka as they are surrounded by media in Tokyo

December 19, 2011

Japan Responds to Kim Jong-il’s Death

Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi (R) is accompanied by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il to a conference room for their landmark summit in Pyongyang in this September 17, 2002 file photo (Japa…

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi (R) is accompanied by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il to a conference room for their landmark summit in Pyongyang in this September 17, 2002 file photo

January 31, 2012

Japan’s Iran Sanctions Dilemma

Cutting off Iranian oil imports has put Tokyo in a difficult position. The United States and its European allies have already agreed to up the ante on sanctions against Iran, but the domestic costs t…

Defense Minister Prince Salman receives a commemorative gift from Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba following official talks in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)

June 8, 2011

Energy and Climate Policy
CFR 90th Anniversary Series on Renewing America: The Future of Energy

Related Readings: Obama's Remarks on "A Secure Energy Future," March 2011; Blog: Energy, Security, and Climate, by Michael Levi; Energy Innovation, CFR Report by Michael Levi, Elizabeth Economy, Shan…

June 8, 2011

Energy and Climate Policy
The Future of Energy

Experts discuss the relationship of energy with geopolitics, modernity, and the environment, as well as sources of clean and renewable energy.

May 4, 2011

Nuclear Energy
"A Future Vision for Energy" with Anne Lauvergeon, CEO, AREVA

Anne Lauvergeon, chief executive officer of AREVA, a company that provides complete fuel cycle services, nuclear reactor design, and construction for the nuclear energy industry internationally, offe…