Tapping the Potential of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces

Nishida, Ippeita
Tapping the Potential of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces

A recent Tokyo Foundation policy proposal calls for greater strategic emphasis and interagency collaboration in Japan’s foreign aid program. In an interview with Nikkei Business Online, one of the report’s authors discussed the need for a comprehensive approach to security and the potential of the Self-Defense Forces as a peaceful instrument of Japanese foreign policy.

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The Abe Government’s Security Bills
Time for a Responsible Debate

Watanabe, Tsuneo
The Abe Government’s Security Bills: Time for a Responsible Debate

With voices in Japan and neighboring countries expressing concern over the Abe cabinet’s plans to legislate a more flexible defense policy, Senior Fellow Tsuneo Watanabe calls on the nation’s politicians and government officials to reassure the public of Japan’s commitment to peace by conducting Diet deliberations in a transparent, measured, and constructive manner.

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Property Laws Hindering Disaster Recovery

Yoshihara, Shoko
Property Laws Hindering Disaster Recovery

Four full years after the “3/11” earthquake and tsunami, recovery efforts in the Tohoku region are mired in legal red tape under a land ownership system that combines rigorous property rights with lax registration requirements. Research Fellow Shoko Yoshihara, an expert in Japanese land issues, shares her insights in an interview conducted by Nikkei Business.

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Harada, Yutaka (2011-2014)

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