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Japan's Daunting Challenge

Shinzo Abe might turn Japan into an isolated, aging, indebted fortress.

The Forgotten Player

For seven years, the Clinton administration has ignored or belittled the political importance of Japan. As nationalism reawakens in that country, this may prove to be a costly mistake.


Japan's Nuclear Muddle

The recent elections didn't address the island nation's energy crisis.

A New Agenda for Japan

The new prime minister will not have long to show the people that he has the answers.

Does Japan Have a Strategy?

Beneath public disagreements over nuclear policy and handling the Senkaku dispute, Tokyo has a bipartisan consensus on Japan's future.

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April 20, 2014