If 2014 was a year of consolidation on the two opposing sides of the long-running Okinawan saga over US military base hosting plans, 2015 promises to be one of intense, perhaps decisive struggle.
It has been claimed that Japan is not a country of immigration. Where is Japan's distinctiveness evident, and what features does it share with other countries?
Crawford School’s Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale has won the 2014 Asia Cosmopolitan Prize for his contribution to Asian economic cooperation and development in East Asia.
As the official election campaign rolled out last week, the media are still trying to get a handle on what the upcoming Japanese election is all about.
The incumbent Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) seems to be cruising towards a victory in the snap election to be held on 14 December.
As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls snap elections in the wake of much needed economic reform, Hamish McDonald asks whether it's a gamble that will pay off -- for Japan and the region.
Please join in congratulating Professor Jenny Corbett, the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Research Training) and colleague from Crawford School, who was recently named in the Japanese Imperial Honours list.
The potential return of Japanese abductees taken by North Korea in the 1970s and 80s could lead to the return of many more people. The negotiations, sitting on a knife’s edge, are too important to mess up with rumour and politics, writes Tessa Morris-Suzuki.