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Abe’s underperforming Russia policy faces growing political backlash

The June 2018 encounter between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was not the only momentous summit to take place in Singapore last year....

Japan braces for economic headwinds

The Japanese economy’s Goldilocks state continues, in which everything seems ‘just right’: modest but steady growth, a tight labour market, high corporate profits and elevated share prices. But there have also been notable developments on the ‘three bears’ that threaten to come home and disrupt the good fortune that Japan is still enjoying.

Negotiating political uncertainties in Japan

Japan continued its longest run of economic expansion in almost three decades, registering robust growth of 1.7 per cent throughout 2017. Public opinion pointed to Abe winning a third term as LDP president, leading him to declare 2018 a year of action on constitutional revision. While the economic good news continued, domestic and foreign policy developments were more challenging.

Genuine immigration still alien to Japan

Immigration remains a contentious topic as Japan looks to deal with is shrinking demographics and economy

Japan’s high stakes diplomacy with the US and China

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?

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

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

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

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

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 States and parts of Europe.

Recharging Japan’s energy policy

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

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