Japan News

Abenomics and Japan's growth prospects

May 02, 2013
Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto appears on CCTV to discuss Japan's economic outlook under the leadership of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. See it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtS-wPLubXs

Japan closer to contentious TPP agreement after Abe's US visit?

Apr 08, 2013
Asia Program Distinguished Fellow K.V. Kesavan published a piece on Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Hopes for free trade pact to kick Asian economies into shape

Mar 28, 2013
Joining what is expected to be the world's biggest trade pact can be a mixed blessing, argues Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto in an op-ed published by United Press International.

Abe Looks to Redefine U.S.-Japan Ties

Feb 22, 2013
Today, President Obama meets with Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the first time. Given the growing tensions in the Asia-Pacific region from the East Asia Sea territorial disputes to the North Korea conundrum, it is in the United States’ interest for the two leaders to develop strong personal ties and build a partnership that will confront the new realities of East Asia, writes Shihoko Goto in this op-ed.

Japan Can't Spend Its Way Out of a Recession

Jan 31, 2013
Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto writes in World Politics Review that Japan must cut welfare spending and boost female employment in addition to reviewing immigration policy for longer-term growth.

Japan in 2013: Insecurities to loom larger

Jan 03, 2013
Senior scholar Nobuo Fukuda discusses the insecurities facing Japan in 2013 from national defense and security to energy and the economy on CNN.

A thirst for leadership out of Japan's energy woes

Dec 12, 2012
Japan can ill-afford to continue the streak of having seven prime ministers in as many years, especially as it continues to grapple with the nuclear fallout on the one hand and endeavors to stop its foothold on the global economic ladder slipping even further. Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Analysis/Outside-View/2012/12/05/Outside-View-A-thirst-for-leadership-out-of-Japans-energy-conundrum/UPI-94291354683900/#ixzz2EsFyhwho

Japan's Post-Fukushima Nuclear Energy Conundrum

Nov 16, 2012
In World Politics Review Nov. 13, Asia Program associate Shihoko Goto discusses how Japan may be forced to remain a nuclear force as the surge in U.S. natural gas supply may decrease the availability of Middle East oil.

Japan as a role model for civility

Nov 16, 2012
In an op-ed in the Japan Times Nov. 7, Asia Program associate Shihoko Goto discusses how grass-root understanding between Japan, China, and Korea is more important than ever as territorial disputes in the region continue to rage on. Read the full article at: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20121107a1.html

Northeast Asia’s eternal triangle is really an American affair of sorts

Jul 24, 2012
Takashi Terada, who earlier this year held appointment as a Wilson Center Japan Scholar, explores the shifting power dynamics in Northeast Asia, and what the evolving Japan-China-South Korea triangular relationship may mean for the United States.

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