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September 09, 2015

Rethinking Japan’s Foreign Aid
Widening the Scope of Assistance from a Security Perspective

Nine specific recommendations are outlined in this summary of a policy proposal on Japan's foreign aid. We make the case ...

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July 22, 2015

The AIIB and Japan’s Development Assistance

Tokyo’s decision not to join the AIIB may have been made in deference to Washington’s wishes, but given its distinguished ...

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June 03, 2015

Japan-Europe Cooperation for Peace and Stability
Pursuing Synergies on a Comprehensive Approach

The scope of Japanese and European development cooperation goes beyond promoting economic growth and includes strengthening governance and resilience in ...

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May 21, 2015

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 ...

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April 21, 2015

Development Assistance for Inclusive Growth
A Field for Japan-U.S. Cooperation?

Closer cooperation between the Japanese and US business communities and civil sectors in addressing social issues could contribute to advancing ...

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September 05, 2014

Toward a New Era of Global CSR by Japanese Companies

Developing countries around the world are grappling with a multitude of challenges, and both international organizations and national governments have ...

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June 19, 2014

Japan’s “Proactive Contribution to Peace”
A Mere Political Label?

The centerpiece of Japan’s first National Security Strategy, announced in December 2013, was a pledge to make a more proactive ...

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October 10, 2013

Bulgaria and Japan
From the Cold War to the Twenty-first Century

The following article is based on Bulgaria and Japan: From the Cold War to the Twenty-first Century, an exhaustively researched ...

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May 30, 2013

Japan and Southeast Asia
Three Pillars of a New Strategic Relationship

Japan has a vital interest in maintaining stability in the South and East China Seas. This can be promoted, argues ...

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April 22, 2013

No ‘Shortcuts’ with Environmental Action

There is now increasing concern in Japan over PM2.5 air pollutants from China. In an interview with Asahi Shimbun, Kenji ...

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