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Shinzo Abe and India:  A lasting legacy
Jul 08, 2022

Shinzo Abe and India:  A lasting legacy

Revisiting late Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s legacy on both domestic and international fronts.

Shinzo Abe: A statesman who saw the future
Jul 20, 2022

Shinzo Abe: A statesman who saw the future

Shinzo Abe’s astute policies on both international and domestic fronts have left an indelible impression on the world.

Shinzo Abe’s win will shape Asia’s future
Oct 26, 2017

Shinzo Abe’s win will shape Asia’s future

From envisioning a new security architecture for the Indo-Pacific region to seeing India’s potential as a key partner, he has shown great foresight

Manmohan Singh's last summit meeting with Shinzo Abe
Jan 23, 2014

Manmohan Singh's last summit meeting with Shinzo Abe

From all reports, it is quite clear that the Japanese PM's Delhi visit would mainly be devoted to consolidate the partnership and draw up a fresh road map for future developments. The much anticipated agreement on civil nuclear cooperation is not likely to happen during the current visit.

The ‘QuadFather’: The Legacy of Shinzo Abe and the Quad
Aug 16, 2023

The ‘QuadFather’: The Legacy of Shinzo Abe and the Quad

Before the rise of Xi Jinping—before the Beijing Olympics and the South China Sea tensions and the China-India border crisis—the late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had already sensed that a rising China would pose daunting challenges to its neighbours and the regional order. This brief argues that without Abe, there would likely have been no ‘Quad’ grouping joining Australia, India, Japan, and the United States. His re

What Japan and India stand to gain from Shinzo Abe's victory
Oct 25, 2017

What Japan and India stand to gain from Shinzo Abe's victory

Prime Minister Abe has been one of the strongest pillars of the India-Japan bilateral ties since 2006.

What Shinzo Abe's victory in his party's internal election means to India
Sep 24, 2018

What Shinzo Abe's victory in his party's internal election means to India

The Japanese Prime Minister may have won a battle, but the war remains.

"Comfort Women" issue and its impact on Japan-South Korea relations
Aug 06, 2022

"Comfort Women" issue and its impact on Japan-South Korea relations

If allowed to spiral out of control, Japan’s and South Korea’s domestic nationalist fervour against each other could further damage already fragil

2+2 Dialogue will further cement India-Japan strategic relations
Nov 30, 2019

2+2 Dialogue will further cement India-Japan strategic relations

The dialogue has wider strategic implications beyond the bilateral relationship itself.

A serious setback to PM Abe’s nuclear energy programme
Oct 25, 2016

A serious setback to PM Abe’s nuclear energy programme

After 2011 Fukushima disaster, popular sentiment against nuclear energy has made it impossible for the government to revive the operations of the reac

Abe in Delhi
Jan 23, 2014

Abe in Delhi

In inviting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to be the chief guest of this year's Republic Day celebrations, Delhi has underlined the special importance it attaches to East Asia. Abe is the fourth East Asian leader to be part of the annual event in the last five years.

Abe leaves behind a formidable legacy
Jul 11, 2022

Abe leaves behind a formidable legacy

The former PM’s vision was focused on reaffirming Japan’s place in the world. He revitalised the economy, fought hard to reverse the nation’s pacifist stance and gave the world the construct of the Indo-Pacific

Abe lifts emergency partially, but what next?
May 20, 2020

Abe lifts emergency partially, but what next?

The 14 May decision — though bold, but not surprising — has raised many eyebrows as to the reasons that have spurred Abe to take this action.

Abe wants decisive responses to China's ambitions near Japan waters
Sep 24, 2013

Abe wants decisive responses to China's ambitions near Japan waters

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe believes that his country needs quicker and more decisive responses to China's increasing maritime ambitions in waters near Japan, according to two Japanese security experts, Dr Marie Izuyama and Dr Hikaru Yamashita.

Abe's African Safari: Will it pay off?
Feb 10, 2014

Abe's African Safari: Will it pay off?

At the beginning of the year, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a trip to Africa. His renewed engagement in Africa is seen as a part of his broader effort to put an assertive stamp on Japan's foreign policy. Will his African Safari pay off? Can Japan have the same amount of influence in the continent as its arch rival China?

Abe's and Modi's policies on Indo-Pacific becoming concurrent: Japanese Ambassador
Oct 18, 2014

Abe's and Modi's policies on Indo-Pacific becoming concurrent: Japanese Ambassador

The idea of a united Indo-Pacific put forward by t he Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is becoming increasingly concurrent with the foreign policy initiatives of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to the Ambassador of Japan to India, Mr. Takeshi Yagi.

Abe's decision could mark a turning point in security policy
Jul 09, 2014

Abe's decision could mark a turning point in security policy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent decision to reinterpret the Japanese constitution to exercise the right of collective self-defence is truly significant and could mark a turning point in Japan's security policy in the coming years.

Abe-Modi meet: Is Japan the new Russia for India?
Sep 13, 2017

Abe-Modi meet: Is Japan the new Russia for India?

In an era of Asian strategic uncertainties and global power transition, India-Japan defence and security linkages have become particularly significant.

Abe’s difficult role in the US-Iran tangle
Jun 21, 2019

Abe’s difficult role in the US-Iran tangle

In trying to maintain a strategic alliance with the US and the Middle East, Japan seems to be standing at a crossroad.

After Abe: Implications for India
Jul 16, 2022

After Abe: Implications for India

As the leader who gave an impetus to forge closer ties between Japan and New Delhi, Shinzo Abe’s death comes as a blow for India.

As China surges ahead in space, India and Japan band together to keep up
Feb 08, 2019

As China surges ahead in space, India and Japan band together to keep up

The India-Japan strategic partnership has been growing stronger, and this also extends to their cooperation on matters of outer space.

Building on foundations: Kishida’s premiership post-Abe
Jun 21, 2024

Building on foundations: Kishida’s premiership post-Abe

As the PM, Kishida has upheld Abe's legacy by maintaining Japan's focus on regional security and economic resilience, while introducing initiatives to

CM, work for AAPnomics
Jan 24, 2014

CM, work for AAPnomics

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal should take a leaf from the Republic Day chief guest, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, and profer the much-awaited #AAPnomics of job creation, a strategy on wealth distribution, and, a vision on efficiency. His genius will lie in these making sense to the poorest and the weakest - without forgetting global investors and our diaspora.

Divided Diet back to haunt Japanese PM
Jul 16, 2010

Divided Diet back to haunt Japanese PM

Following the defeat of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) in the House of Councillors' election, Prime Minister Naoto Kan's position has become much weaker and looks very much similar to that of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2007.

Hope on Abe and Modi to take relations to a new height
Jul 16, 2014

Hope on Abe and Modi to take relations to a new height

There is a strong sense in Japan today that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi would take India-Japan relations to a new height, say senior officials and scholars in japan.

How China strengthens the Quad
Sep 04, 2020

How China strengthens the Quad

Chinese belligerence further strengthens the motivation for Australia, India, Japan, and the United States to keep the Quad together.

How real is Japan’s new strategic dawn?
Nov 24, 2020

How real is Japan’s new strategic dawn?

As Abe departs office, he leaves much to be admired.

India, Japan PMs to review China's assertive postures
May 16, 2013

India, Japan PMs to review China's assertive postures

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's forthcoming visit to Japan for the annual summit comes at a time when both countries are faced with serious territorial frictions with China. Mr Singh and his Japanese counterpart Mr. Shinzo Abe will review China's assertive maritime postures and other major developments in East Asia.

India-Japan civil nuclear agreement: Differing perceptions
Nov 18, 2016

India-Japan civil nuclear agreement: Differing perceptions

In the aftermath of PM Modi's visit to Japan, the single most important takeaway is the landmark agreement on civil nuclear cooperation.

India-Japan defense ties to get a boost With Modi-Abe virtual summit
Aug 21, 2020

India-Japan defense ties to get a boost With Modi-Abe virtual summit

Despite some disappointments on both sides, the India-Japan relationship looks set to further deepen in the face of an aggressive China.

India-Japan ties: Getting a boost under Modi and Abe
Nov 01, 2017

India-Japan ties: Getting a boost under Modi and Abe

Since Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, the Indian prime minister and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, have been instrumental in what has been the most dramatic leap forward in India-Japan bilateral relations. While the two countries have made strides in strengthening cooperation in recent years, there are limitations that need to be overcome. This brief examines the challenges that remain in the relationship, including their sub-par bila

Japan and China seeking a limited truce?
Oct 09, 2014

Japan and China seeking a limited truce?

The forthcoming APEC annual summit, to be held in Beijing in November, provides an opportunity for both Shinzo Abe and Xi Jingping to meet for the first time and perhaps move in the direction of working out at least a limited "detente" in their relations.

Japan walks the extra mile
Nov 11, 2014

Japan walks the extra mile

The four-point agreement that was worked out by State Councillor Yang Jichei and Japanese National Security Adviser Shotaro Yachi to enable the meeting between President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan indicates that Tokyo has walked the extra mile to assuage the Chinese.

Japan's new arms exports policy: Move to make Japan 'normal country'?
Apr 11, 2014

Japan's new arms exports policy: Move to make Japan 'normal country'?

One can see two major reasons for PM Shinzo Abe's decision to change the policy on arms exports. First, Abe is keen to remove many of the self-imposed taboos that have stood in the way of Japan becoming a 'normal country'. At a time when the security environment in East Asia has become so tense, Japan cannot afford to neglect the modernisation of its defence industry.

Japan’s evolving strategic messaging to the Indo-Pacific and beyond
Jan 02, 2024

Japan’s evolving strategic messaging to the Indo-Pacific and beyond

As a trusted bellwether in the international arena, Japan must vigorously promote the FOIP and FOIO to forge a consensus with a large circle of states