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Freeze Terrorists’ Assets. Promote Prosperity. Encourage Moderate Values.

Japan’s foreign minister on how his country will fight Islamist terrorism in the Middle East.

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Beheading of Japanese Citizen Leaves Tokyo With Agonizing Choice

The Islamic State murdered one of its two Japanese hostages. Now, the group is demanding the release of a prisoner for the life of the second.

ChinaFile

What Must China and Japan Do to Get Along in 2015?

It will take more than just an awkward handshake.

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Land of the Rising Grandson

Can Shinzo Abe convince Japan’s voters that the path to future glory lies in the imperial past?

COLUMN

Japan Has Enough Plutonium to Make Thousands of Nukes

Tokyo doesn't want the bomb, but it doesn't know what to do with the fuel stockpile.

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