Will Abenomics Retain Its Majority in December’s Election?

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s adventurous prime minister, won the country’s last election in December 2012 in a landslide. A few months later, his pick as central ...


Japan Has Enough Plutonium to Make Thousands of Nukes

So, I like electronic music. A lot. And there is no more important progenitor of electronica than Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. If you don't know ...


Shinzo Abe and Xi Jinping Shared a Really Awkward Handshake in Beijing

Locked in a territorial dispute over a set of obscure -- if strategically important -- rocks in the South China Sea, Japan and China have ...


Xi’s in the Money

For Xi Jinping and China's leaders, the Nov. 5-11 APEC summit should provide a welcome opportunity to showcase China's economic progress. While recent global headlines ...


The Looming Gas Glut

Companies around the world are spending billions of dollars in a scramble to start exporting ever-greater amounts of natural gas with hopes of feeding a ...

The Cable

A Top Japanese General on ISIS: ‘Terrorism Is Never Tolerated’

Japan isn't the first country that comes to mind when discussing the growing phenomenon of foreign fighters flocking to Syria to join the Islamic State ...


How Do You Say ‘Kingslayer’ in Japanese?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe learned an important lesson from his disastrous first premiership in 2006, when he oversaw an administration beset by corruption and poor ...

A Hollywood Frenemy Wants to Help Sony Release ‘The Interview’

A Hollywood Frenemy Wants to Help Sony Release ‘The Interview’

Kim Jong Un Could Use a Handshake, Too

Kim Jong Un Could Use a Handshake, Too

Now the Hard Work Begins

Now the Hard Work Begins

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