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Japan’s new long-term energy plan raises questions on nuclear

Japan’s new long-term energy plan raises questions on nuclear

JAPAN’S government has taken the first steps, four years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, to [...]

Little chance of South Korea and Japan allies healing political rifts

Little chance of South Korea and Japan allies healing political rifts

SOUTH Korea’s President Park Geun-hye and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power in autumn [...]

Japan looks to forge new links with its Asian neighbours

Japan looks to forge new links with its Asian neighbours

POLITICAL relations between Japan and its east Asian neighbours are still frosty more than two [...]

IS beheadings underline Japan’s need for long-term strategy

IS beheadings underline Japan’s need for long-term strategy

THE BEHEADINGS of two Japanese hostages by Islamic State (IS) radicals fuels the debate over Japan’ [...]

Vested interests are the real winners in Japan’s polls

Vested interests are the real winners in Japan’s polls

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s gamble to call a snap election after only two years in office [...]

TPP stalls as China and South Korea agree tariff-free deals

TPP stalls as China and South Korea agree tariff-free deals

THE AMBITIOUS Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) project, aimed at establishing a comprehensive free- [...]

Top businesses back Japan’s energy move to hydrogen

Top businesses back Japan’s energy move to hydrogen

WITH the horrors of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident still vivid in people’s minds, the [...]

Ageing population turns Japan into a social experiment

Ageing population turns Japan into a social experiment

JAPAN is facing an unprecedented demographic challenge. The number of births fell to a record low [...]

Japan’s vested interests remain off-target for Abe’s reforms

Japan’s vested interests remain off-target for Abe’s reforms

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has revealed the details of the ‘third arrow’ of his reform [...]

Japan and neighbours pick different routes on nuclear power

Japan and neighbours pick different routes on nuclear power

THE THREE pillars of the Asian miracle of the 20th century - Japan, South Korea and Taiwan - became [...]

Japan seeks allies to counter Chinese challenge

Japan seeks allies to counter Chinese challenge

JAPAN’S Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has won approval on the international stage for his economic and [...]

Stalled trade talks leave Japan lagging behind South Korea

Stalled trade talks leave Japan lagging behind South Korea

THE MUCH-vaunted Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would establish a free trade zone between 12 [...]

East Asian regional powers play blame game as tensions rise

East Asian regional powers play blame game as tensions rise

THREE factors have increased geopolitical uncertainty and volatility in the Asia-Pacific since 2012 [...]

Shinzo Abe delivers political and financial feel-good factor

Shinzo Abe delivers political and financial feel-good factor

RISING city house prices, a 57 per cent gain in the Nikkei-225 stock market index, and the feel- [...]

Japan’s mega-project to link Tokyo and Osaka with 505km/h train

Japan’s mega-project to link Tokyo and Osaka with 505km/h train

JAPAN is set to enter uncharted territory for public transport, with a large-scale railway project [...]

Senkaku Islands tensions drive Russia and Japan closer

Senkaku Islands tensions drive Russia and Japan closer

INCREASED tensions between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands in the South China Sea are [...]

China escalates Senkaku dispute to divert attention

China escalates Senkaku dispute to divert attention

CHINA’S new leadership under President Xi Jinping has upped the stakes in its dispute with Japan [...]

Tokyo’s growing success as centre for Asian business

Tokyo’s growing success as centre for Asian business

JAPAN is one of the most centralised countries in the world, partly due to geography but also to [...]

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