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Japan’s Digital Agency: Another shot in the dark or an emblem of change
Nov 11, 2021

Japan’s Digital Agency: Another shot in the dark or an emblem of change

Japan needs to work around its structural impediments to embrace digitalisation via the new Digital Agency

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

Japan’s new immigration law: A significant step by PM Abe
Feb 04, 2019

Japan’s new immigration law: A significant step by PM Abe

PM Shinzo Abe has sought to think about something unforeseen — immigration of more foreign workers to address Japan’s labour shortage.

Japan’s new Indo-Pacific: A guiding perspective to shape worldviews
May 03, 2023

Japan’s new Indo-Pacific: A guiding perspective to shape worldviews

Being inclusive and normative, Japan calls on other states―like-minded or not―to agree on “the minimum basic principles”

Japan’s new security assistance to the Indo-Pacific region
Jan 08, 2024

Japan’s new security assistance to the Indo-Pacific region

Japan’s commitment to a Free and Open Indo-Pacific and its assessment of the changing global strategic environment have driven Tokyo to a new path-b

Japan’s New Strategic Direction
Jan 02, 2023

Japan’s New Strategic Direction

Increasingly, many countries that have traditionally maintained a defensive and pacifist posture, like Japan, are having to reconsider their options.

Japan’s NSS and its impact on the Korean Peninsula
Jan 09, 2023

Japan’s NSS and its impact on the Korean Peninsula

The strategic shift in Japan’s NSS has been met with criticism from China and the Korean peninsula

Japan’s Role in the Cambodian Peace Settlement
Jul 22, 2023

Japan’s Role in the Cambodian Peace Settlement

A detailed study of Japan's role in the peace settlement of the Cambodian issue is important as it was one of the earliest political efforts made by Tokyo in a region which had been known for its antipathy to Japan due to the strong historical memories of the Second World War. Southeast Asia posed one of the most serious challenges to Japan's post-war diplomacy which had to wrestle not only with the bitter legacies of the war, but also with the r

Japan’s Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific during the post-Cold War Period
Oct 09, 2010

Japan’s Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific during the post-Cold War Period

Despite domestic political changes, the alliance with the US continues to be the cornerstone of Japan's security policy in the Asia-Pacific region. Although Japan has taken some siginificant steps in the direction of normal statehood, the domestic constituency in favour of full strategic autonomy is still very weak. Japan's dilemma between its growing security concerns and the limitations laid by its Constitution will continue to be a major chall

Japan’s Stakes in the Afghanistan Crisis
Feb 08, 2022

Japan’s Stakes in the Afghanistan Crisis

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021, just after the withdrawal of US-led troops, will have ramifications in Japan’s activities in the region. Since 2001, Japan has provided 759 billion yen (USD6.9 billion) to reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. This, despite the fact that Japan does not share geographical proximity with Afghanistan and therefore has no direct strategic interests in the country. To be sure, Japan’s partners s

"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 new high in Japan’s security ties with Taiwan
Jul 09, 2021

A new high in Japan’s security ties with Taiwan

With the new Japan–US understanding on Taiwan, Tokyo–Taipei ties have reached a new high in the area of security.

A thaw in ties between South Korea and Japan
Apr 13, 2023

A thaw in ties between South Korea and Japan

The growing anxiety over North Korea and China has encouraged rapprochement between Japan and South Korea

A ‘fab’ way to conduct India-Japan tech diplomacy
Aug 20, 2023

A ‘fab’ way to conduct India-Japan tech diplomacy

Their collaboration highlights the power of strategic alliances and technological synergy

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 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-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.

Allies in focus: The US-Japan-Philippines Summit
Apr 16, 2024

Allies in focus: The US-Japan-Philippines Summit

The recent trilateral summit between Japan, the Philippines and the US reflects the shared interests to improve collective response and self-defence i

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.

As new Chinese law raises tension, Japan looks forward to growing Anglo-Japanese strategic interests in Indo-Pacific
Feb 17, 2021

As new Chinese law raises tension, Japan looks forward to growing Anglo-Japanese strategic interests in Indo-Pacific

Tokyo believes that the growing British interest in the Indo-Pacific will be a valuable factor in the realisation of the FOIP vision.

At Hiroshima, Japan’s moment to reinforce partnerships
May 29, 2023

At Hiroshima, Japan’s moment to reinforce partnerships

For Tokyo, the G-7 Summit was driven by the need to define and devise the means of navigating the complex geopolitical landscape of the Indo-Pacific

At The Yasukuni Shrine - Militarism may not be behind the revival of Japanese military power
Jul 03, 2004

At The Yasukuni Shrine - Militarism may not be behind the revival of Japanese military power

Curiosity drew me to the Yasukuni shrine during a recent trip to Tokyo. When I lived in Beijing in the Nineties, I had been struck by the close attention paid by the Chinese authorities to every visit by a Japanese minister to this Shinto place of worship.

Australia-Japan-India trilateral sets sights on supply chain resilience
Oct 03, 2020

Australia-Japan-India trilateral sets sights on supply chain resilience

China’s assertive behavior is the glue that holds the Australia-Japan-India trilateral together.

BIMSTEC and Japan: Exploring prospects for renewed cooperation
Aug 20, 2023

BIMSTEC and Japan: Exploring prospects for renewed cooperation

As the Bay of Bengal region continues to rise as an economic and strategic hub, there is increasing awareness of the role to be played by the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in promoting growth, development and stability in the region. Having kept a low profile in its 20 years of existence, BIMSTEC is now being seen as a potential driver of integration between South Asia and Southeast As

Challenges before Japan's New Prime Minister
Aug 31, 2011

Challenges before Japan's New Prime Minister

New Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, known for his low profile political career, is now being called upon to manage his party (Democratic Party of Japan) that is driven more by internal power struggle than policies per se.

Changing South Korea-China equations and Japan
Jul 05, 2013

Changing South Korea-China equations and Japan

Traditionally, a newly elected South Korean President visits Washington first, followed by Tokyo. But the new President Park Geun-hye, as expected, did visit Washington first in May, but followed it up by a visit to Beijing and not to Tokyo. This is interpreted this to speculate that China has taken precedence over Japan in Seoul's diplomatic calculations.

China in Japan's South Asia policy
Oct 15, 2015

China in Japan's South Asia policy

Well aware of China's growing influence in the Bay of Bengal and the changing power dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region, Japan is now presenting itself as an alternative benefactor. With an eye toward Beijing, can the emergence of Japan in this region prove to play a balancing role?

China rise a trigger for Indo-Japanese relationship
Dec 26, 2013

China rise a trigger for Indo-Japanese relationship

Though the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between India and Japan is an achievement in Indo-Japanese bilateralism, much more needs to be done at the people-to-people level to broaden and strengthen the growing relationship.

China Threat and the New Japanese Defence White Paper
Aug 16, 2011

China Threat and the New Japanese Defence White Paper

Japan's recently approved Defence White Paper has pointed out discomforting Chinese maritime activities in the region, military modernisation and the opacity about China's goals as challenges to Japan's national security.

China's aggression towards Japan is a global threat
Dec 05, 2013

China's aggression towards Japan is a global threat

India must urgently explore a variety of options to restore deterrence vis-à-vis China. This first thing is to back Japan. India also has to work on a range of options including economic and hard options. It must also take a fresh look at reinvigorating its ties with Vietnam, Japan, Australia, Singapore and the littoral states.

China-Japan-Korea:Tangled Relationships
Aug 11, 2023

China-Japan-Korea:Tangled Relationships

Territorial disputes between China and Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea and between Japan and South Korea over the Takeshima/Dokdo islands in the Sea of Japan have,particularly in the second half of 2012, given rise to concerns about peace and security in North East Asia. Territorial disputes between China and Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea and between Japan and South Korea over the Takes

Comfort women issue: Why can't Japan, South Korea reconcile?
Apr 10, 2015

Comfort women issue: Why can't Japan, South Korea reconcile?

The year 2015 marks an important date in international history - the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. It is also the 50th anniversary of normalisation of relations between South Korea and Japan. And, it is a chance that both Japan and South Korea should grab with an aim to re-normalise their relations.

Cooperation between Japan and India from the perspective of geoeconomics in the intensifying US-China hegemony competition
Mar 20, 2021

Cooperation between Japan and India from the perspective of geoeconomics in the intensifying US-China hegemony competition

Japan wants to assist India to improve the investment climate to attract more FDI so that New Delhi can be linked more closely with Japan–ASEAN-based supply chains.

Deepening of India-Japan strategic and global partnership
Mar 23, 2023

Deepening of India-Japan strategic and global partnership

The official two-day visit by PM Kishida indicates that Japan seeks closer cooperation between the Indo-Pacific countries