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What Happened When Trump Came to Japan

Trump’s Asia tour was all about sending a message: in this case, a saber instead of an olive branch, but there was plenty of unavoidable (and unfortunate) comedic relief along the way, too.

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Election Dissection: What Happened When Japan Went to the Polls

Now that the election vans have stopped blaring candidate’s names, the ballots have been cast and the results are in — what can Japan expect from a resurgent Shinzo Abe and his cronies?

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Oh Snap! Another Japan Election

Ready or not, it’s ballot time again in Japan.

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North Korea: Dispelling the Fear of Nuclear Threat For Japan

With “Rocket Man” building nuclear bombs, Trump threatening to “destroy” North Korea and Japan caught in the middle, are you worried? Here’s some insight that might help dispel the fear.

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What Happened For Abe At The G20 Summit

Shinzo Abe is preparing himself for a new era in Asian politics — one in which regional, not international, alliances will be the key to success. His Group of 20 discussions with world leaders reflected much of that.

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Birds of Paradise: What Happened When Abe Met Duterte

As Abe pivots from trade agreement issues with the West, he looks to shore up support a little closer to home with an unexpected ally.

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5 Things to Know About Japan’s Fiery First Lady, Akie Abe

We must not look at Akie Abe as just her husband’s wife.

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The Saudi King and I: What Happened When Salman met Shinzo

Now that's what you call an entrance.

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What Trump’s Rejection of the TPP Means for Japan

Did a 19-second handshake manage to soften the blow?

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The Onsen Summit: What Happened When Putin Met Abe?

What happens in the hot spring stays in the hot spring. But here's what we know.

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Reforming Aging Japan: 3 Young Politicians to Watch

It's clear that Japan needs radical social reform in the face of its aging population. These three up-and-coming politicians are banding together to do something about it.

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High Stakes for Japan: The New Casino Bill Explained

The government recently approved a bill to legalize casinos in Japan after years of debate. Here's a brief lowdown of what you need to know.

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