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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.

A better way to fund higher education in Japan

An income contingent loan (ICL) system for Japan?

Japanese companies need to open up or shut down

Alicia Ogawa in Australia and Japan in the Region Forum

Will the silent comeback of coal threaten Japan's climate goals?

Australia and Japan in the Region Forum volume 5, no. 3, March 2016. Author: Florentine Koppenborg, Free University of Berlin

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