Japan’s politics podcast

Japan’s politics

No leader in Japan’s recent history has been more politically successful than Shinzo Abe. He’s held on to power for longer than any other prime minist…
Foreign policy podcast

Foreign policy

Japan has long struggled to find a comfortable place in the world between its ally the United States and its powerful neighbour China. The current tension between those two great rivals has heightened Japan’s dilemma. It leaves makes Japan particularly vulnerable to being caught up in a conflict in the Asia-Pacific, with huge implications for its defence strategy. Duncan Barlett discusses Japan’s foriegn policy with Andrew Peaple.
Japan’s economy podcast

Japan’s economy

One of the great paradoxes of Japan is that it is a rich and peaceful land which has suffered from a miserable recession for more than a generation. P…