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Three reasons why the Japanese elections matter to the United States

The election may not have generated huge excitement or change in Japan, but here's why it matters.

Suffering a media free-for-all, Japanese press now has the government weighing in

A new state secrets law has come into effect, and many journalists and newspapers - though not all - fear it will lead to a crack down on the press.

103 words that tie the U.S. military to barren rocks in the East China Sea

How Justin Bieber inadvertently stepped into one of the world’s greatest geopolitical controversies

For many in Asia, the Yasukuni Shrine might be the most offensive place on earth.

This is why Germany doesn’t want China anywhere near Berlin’s holocaust memorial

Why Germany doesn't want China anywhere near a holocaust memorial

Japan and South Korea can’t even cooperate over peacekeeping in South Sudan

It may be the ultimate symbol of why two countries that have so much to gain from cooperation almost never do.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Dec 26, 2013

Why did China impose an ‘air defense zone’ that was so likely to fail?

The most plausible case may be that Beijing wanted to boost its internal legitimacy.

I toured the devastated Fukushima nuclear plant. This is what I saw.

Tepco's Fukushima Daiichi facility is isolated and silent, with no clear sign of the problems occurring out of sight.

This map shows the 7.3 magnitude quake that just hit off Japan’s coast

It's not considered a major threat but is an eery reminder of the March 2011 quake.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Oct 25, 2013

Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy

A lack of interest in romantic relationships is setting off a demographic time-bomb that threatens all of us.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Japan
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  • Oct 22, 2013
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