What’s Next for Hong Kong?
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Hong Kong’s Last Stand
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Tokyo Keeps Defending World War II Atrocities
Japan's legal excuses over slave labor are weak at best.
Leaders Meet Over EU’s Future
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Modi Wins Big—What’s Next?
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United States Sticks to Iran Deterrence
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Indian Exit Polls Predict Modi Win
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With Little Fanfare, Japan Just Changed the Way It Uses Its Military
In a first since 1945, the country is sending self-defense forces to a non-U.N. mission abroad.
Japan and South Korea’s History Wars Are About to Get Ugly
As Seoul targets Japanese businesses, hopes that pragmatism would prevail seem all but erased.
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Why Japan clings so tightly to its traditions—including the monarchy.
How Japan Became the Adult at the Trade Table
While Washington withdraws from multilateral deals, Tokyo has been uncharacteristically leading efforts to save them.
Goodbye to Japan’s Foreign Relations Emperor
Akihito spent his reign promoting better relations with Japan’s neighbors.
The Japanese Air Force Needs an Upgrade
Faced with China’s increasing aggression, Japan must invest in fifth-generation fighter jets to deter Beijing’s expansion.
Modi’s Bullet Train Dreams Are Hitting Rural Roadblocks
With elections coming soon, land rights are getting in the way of an easy political win.
Hanoi Summit Has Tokyo Feeling Left Out
Japan worries its interests will be ignored in deal between U.S. and North Korea.
Build the Wall—To Keep Out the BMWs and Benzes
Trump’s threatened trade war against European cars would hurt America most.
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Japan’s Scientific Whaling Ruse Is Over
Tokyo’s pullout from international treaties may actually help save whales.
In Trump’s World, Nukes Are Self-Defense
As the Japan-U.S. alliance weakens, could Tokyo drop its nuclear weapons ban?
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