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Japan Update 2020 Videos

29 September 2020

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Japan Update 2020: Japan's Choices Beyond COVID-19 — Summary

29 September 2020

Japan Update 2020: Japan's Choices Beyond COVID-19 — Summary

Can Japan lead the post-COVID-19 world in global health?

18 September 2020

After seven years and eight months, the Shinzo Abe administration — the longest serving government in Japan’s parliamentary history — ended abruptly in...

Can Suga turn around Abe’s lacklustre response to COVID-19?

17 September 2020

Newly-elected Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced that he will continue the policies of his predecessor Shinzo Abe. Hopefully this will...

Japan on following US China policy

16 August 2020

Since the late 1990s, Japan has urged the United States be tougher on China. Perhaps the United States’ own history shaped its expectation that China...

Australia and Japan as anchors to regional recovery and cooperation

10 July 2020

Australia and Japan have been among the global front runners in managing the COVID-19 health crisis and are positioned to lead the lifting of economic...

Low levels of digitalisation are a barrier to telework in Japan

13 June 2020

Despite its ‘high-tech’ image, Japan is in many ways relatively ‘low-tech’. While companies and governments in many countries shifted to ‘telework’ or ‘...

Japan’s triple economic shock

28 May 2020

Japan’s economy has experienced three consecutive shocks over the past year-and-a-half. The first shock struck Japan in early 2019 when the US–China trade...

Japan fumbles through the COVID-19 crisis

15 April 2020

On 22 March, despite the outbreak of COVID-19 in Japan, Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park was crowded with people eating, drinking and playing under the cherry blossoms...


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