COVID-19 is the first time Japan's SDF has deployed for a health crisis - which may be an important step towards Japan operating a hospital ship in future.
Japan's reliance on food imports and global trade means that the rising death toll from COVID19 is only the start of the nation's worries.
Foreign policy is a low-priority issue for Japanese voters – and much of the foreign policy agenda of the country’s opposition parties remains unclear.
A scheme allowing Japanese people to "donate" part of their taxes to a rural area in return for a gift is very popular - but its outcomes are questionable.
Welcome to installment XIV (March 2020) of Sino-Japanese Review, a monthly column on major developments in relations between China and Japan that provides a running commentary on the evolution of...
A timely book argues that Japan's huge public debt makes it vulnerable to financial collapse - and explores possible responses to that worst-case scenario.
The Ainu Promotion Act aimed to end discrimination against Hokkaido's indigenous people - but Ainu activists argue that it merely perpetuates colonization.
A grueling work culture underlies Japan’s demographic crisis – but the measures being used to combat COVID19 could help the country move forward long-term.
Among the many consequences of the coronavirus outbreak in China may be the deferment of Xi Jinping’s state visit to Japan, which was due to take place in early April....
Since the first signs of the novel coronavirus, now called SARS-CoV-2, appeared in December 2019, a total of over 75,000 people have been infected, and over 2,000 people have died....