Japan

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Abe’s Other Foreign Policy Priority

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February 11, 2014
The Japanese prime minister has been busy rebuilding his country's economy and reasserting its territorial rights. He could also be ready to move on the abduction issue with North Korea.
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Abe’s Dilemmas

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January 30, 2014
The Japanese Prime Minister visited the Yasukuni Shrine, knowing full well it would spark outrage from Japan's neighbours. Why did he do it?
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How Washington Bungled China’s ADIZ

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November 29, 2013
The U.S. was right to fly two B-52s through China's new air defence identification zone says James Manicom. Other statements, however, vastly exceeded the severity of China's action.
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Abe's Political Balancing Act

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July 17, 2013
Gerald Wright on why Prime Minister Abe's political agenda, which includes gaining Japan the right to participate in collective self-defence, hinges on the success of his economic strategy.
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Business Interests

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April 16, 2013
The Japanese market represents a great opportunity for Canada says Milos Barutciski. Canadian business needs to seize it.
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Building Bridges

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April 15, 2013
Canada doesn't need to choose between strengthening relations with either China or Japan says James Manicom.
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Economic Ties

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April 15, 2013
Canada's economic relationship with Japan, the third largest economy in the world, is an important one – and will become only more important should the two countries agree on a free-trade deal.
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Mr. Abe Goes to Washington

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February 20, 2013
This week, Japan's Prime Minister meets Obama. Gerald Wright explains what they need from each other, and why they may not get it.