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  • Emperor Naruhito’s Visits to Indonesia and the UK in Context

    Emperor Naruhito’s Visits to Indonesia and the UK in Context

    July 11, 2024

    The Protection of Private Data in Japan under Duress

    Two recent cases involving internal and external data breaches in leading telecom companies shine a spotlight on Japan’s policy for the protection of private user data.

    April 08, 2024

    Japan’s Engagement with Pacific Island Nations

    Japan’s diplomatic engagement with Pacific Island Countries, while substantive, has not addressed their core needs.

    March 20, 2024

    The Dissolution of Factions within Japan’s LDP: An Unfinished Revolution

    Japan’s political parties, most notably the LDP, have dissolved internal factions, but their relevance may not be over.

    March 06, 2024

    Assessing Japan’s Diplomacy in 2023

    Japan made great strides towards developing an independent foreign policy, even as it hewed closer to the Global North’s positions on the burning issues of 2023.

    December 21, 2023

    Japan and the Philippines: Towards a Stronger Strategic Partnership

    The Philippines became the first Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member state to sign a defence pact with Japan.

    December 06, 2023

    Fukushima Wastewater Discharge: Japanese and Chinese Public Diplomacy Strategies

    Japan and China are utilising parallel strategies to influence each other and the world over the latest fault-line in their contentious relationship.

    November 03, 2023

    Japan’s Supplementary Defence Budget

    Japan’s new supplementary defence budget focuses on hardware, personnel and bases.

    October 18, 2023

    Nuclear Weapons Use in Japan and the Status of Nuclear Disarmament

    Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons use, dreadfully experienced in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, has had little policy impact on concluding a genuine nuclear disarmament convention.

    August 14, 2023

    Changing State Perception of Nuclear Deterrence in Japan and South Korea

    With increasing North Korean nuclear and missile threats, and Chinese nuclear force modernisation, the prospects of indigenous nuclear weapons acquisition by Japan and South Korea cannot be ruled out.

    August 03, 2023