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An IAEA team leader looks at contaminated water tanks and the Unit 4 and Unit 3 reactor buildings during a tour of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on 11 February 2015.

Japan eyes more nuclear power for energy security

14 March 2023

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has pushed Japan to reevaluate its energy strategy once again. A sharp rise in the price of LNG, a lack of energy...

Cooperation and positive engagement is key to Asia’s stability and prosperity

28 February 2023

On 16 February 2023 the Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) co-hosted a public Symposium with Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s...

Now or never for Japan’s population crisis

14 February 2023

Will the last Japanese person please turn off the lights? Last year Japan’s total population fell by 538,000, bringing the population down to an...

Shocks new and old for Japan

18 January 2023

In 2022, Japan managed to cope with one major shock from the past, but was hit by two new ones. In spite of positive developments in its COVID-19 recovery...

Japan–China relations back on track

13 December 2022

At a Japan–China summit on 17 November 2022, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese President Xi Jinping met face-to-face for the first time in...

An elderly couple walk in front of a row of vending machines in Miyajima, Japan on 4 January 2014.

Will Japan's population shrink or swim?

26 October 2022

After hovering around zero growth in the late 2000s, Japan’s population has been shrinking since 2010, with the decline accelerating in recent years....

ANU recognises Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda’s achievements and service to the ANU.

18 October 2022

Vice Chancellor Brian Schmidt awarded Governor of the Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda an honorary Doctor of Laws (honoris causa).

Threats to the multilateral trading system dominate Japan dialogue

17 October 2022

On 4 October 2022 the Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) co-hosted a Public Forum on economic security in Asia. Over a hundred distinguished...

State Funeral of Abe Shinzō.

Abe's state funeral sours Kishida's popularity

28 September 2022

The assassination of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has shed light on a concerning relationship between the Unification Church and the ruling...

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his Cabinet in the Kantei, 10 August 2022.

Japan's women lawmakers remain seated

31 August 2022

Japan’s House of Councillors (upper house) election was held on 10 July 2022, placing 125 of the country’s 284 upper house seats up for grabs. Japanese...


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