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Japan’s high stakes diplomacy with the US and China

11 December 2018

Japan is now fully embarked on navigating a course through the economic and national security minefield that lies between the United States and China.

Can China and Japan move beyond a tactical detente?

19 October 2018

It is important for Japan and China to accelerate the positive trend to ensure bilateral relations do not cool again

Why LDP factions still matter for Abe

17 September 2018

Factions in the LDP became an integral part of political life under Japan’s LDP-dominant system of government, and will be crucial to Abe's re-election.

Japan’s globalisation strategy under pressure

3 August 2018

Can Japan resist the temptation to make dirty concessions and keep to its globalisation strategy?

AJRC Fellowship 2017-18: Fellow Feedback (part 2)

10 July 2018

2017 AJRC Fellow Kerri Ng discusses her research experience in Japan.

Japan and Australia: Leading Asia Pacific regionalism in uncertain times

2 July 2018

RIETI and ANU co-hosted a conference in Tokyo in March 2018 to discuss Asia Pacific cooperation on issues such as security, trade and institutions.

AJRC Fellowship 2017-18: Fellow Feedback (part 1)

27 June 2018

2017 AJRC Fellow Hannah Harmelin discusses her research experience in Japan.

Global economic uncertainty and Japan’s leadership in the Asia Pacific

18 June 2018

Japan has found itself assuming new and unusual leadership responsibilities in the Asia Pacific as it deals with the rise of protectionism in the United...

Recharging Japan’s energy policy

16 May 2018

Japan is moving too slowly to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Abe and Trump’s friendship without benefits

26 April 2018

On 17–18 April 2018, US President Donald Trump met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The pair’s personal rapport was emphasised throughout Abe’s...


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