Japan's neo-conservatives have much in common with their U.S. counterparts - but for all their political power, they have accomplished few of their goals.
China's universities' global rankings have risen while Japan's fall - but many Chinese students still study in Japan and form a bridge between the nations.
As the new Emperor is crowned, Japan's Imperial bloodline is down to only three heirs. Can the conservative post-war rules of succession finally be changed?
As the Japan - South Korea dispute continues, the U.S. should ignore its "do-something" instinct and give its partners space to handle their own issues.
President Trump's trade war rhetoric and threats of auto tariffs have pushed Japan into a bilateral trade deal - but it's a pyrrhic victory for both sides.
The chill in relations between Japan and South Korea may benefit China strategically - but economic concerns mean Beijing is keen for a resolution.
Donald Trump's visits cause large protests in many nations - but not in Japan, where PM Abe's relationship with the U.S. President is uncontroversial.
Japan’s goals for investment in Africa have not been met - but a more realistic and sustainable approach to investing in the continent is now emerging.
Okigusuri, a “use first, pay later” system for household medicine, is finding a niche in Tanzania. Could new technology make it viable again in rural Japan?
Japan continues to court Russia in hope of building a strategic relationship - but the evidence points instead to stronger ties between Moscow and Beijing.