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 Country: Japan
 Decade: 2000-2009
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Japan's Nuclear Future: Policy Debate, Prospects, and U.S. Interests

Japan's Nuclear Future: Policy Debate, Prospects, and U.S. Interests

Date: May 9, 2008
Creator: Chanlett-Avery, Emma & Nikitin, Mary Beth
Description: This paper examines the prospects for Japan pursuing a nuclear weapons capability by assessing the existing technical infrastructure of its extensive civilian nuclear energy program. It explores the range of challenges that Japan would have to overcome to transform its current program into a military program. In addition, a range of legal and political restraints on Japan's development of nuclear weapons, including averse public and elite opinion, restrictive domestic laws and practices, and the negative diplomatic consequences of abandoning its traditional approach is analyzed.
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Rising Energy Competition and Energy Security in Northeast Asia: Issues for U.S. Policy

Rising Energy Competition and Energy Security in Northeast Asia: Issues for U.S. Policy

Date: May 13, 2008
Creator: Chanlett-Avery, Emma
Description: This report analyzes how China, Japan, and South Korea's pursuits to bolster their energy security impacts U.S. interests. It also examines decisions being made by Asian states now that will significantly shape global affairs in the future, how these decisions might play out, and how Congress and the executive branch might play a role in those decisions.
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Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

Date: May 23, 2008
Creator: Chanlett-Avery, Emma; Manyin, Mark E. & Cooper, William H.
Description: This report discusses the relationship between the United States and Japan, including Japanese efforts to support the U.S. in the wake of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks and the two countries' economic ties. This report also discusses the general political atmosphere of Japan.
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The G-20 and International Economic Cooperation: Background and Implications for Congress

The G-20 and International Economic Cooperation: Background and Implications for Congress

Date: December 9, 2009
Creator: Nelson, Rebecca M.
Description: This report discusses the background of the G-20 (an international forum for discussing and coordinating economic policies) and some of the issues that it has addressed. It includes historic background on the work of the G-20, information about how the group operates, overviews of G-20 summits, major issues that the group is likely to address and the likely effectiveness of the G-20 in the near future.
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Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

Date: November 25, 2009
Creator: Chanlett-Avery, Emma; Cooper, William H.; Manyin, Mark E. & Konishi, Weston S.
Description: This report discusses the relationship between the United States and Japan, including Japanese efforts to support the U.S. in the wake of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks and the two countries' economic ties, especially with regards to the recent economic downturn. This report also discusses the general political atmosphere of Japan, including the recent and ongoing political turmoil in Tokyo.
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China-U.S. Trade Issues

China-U.S. Trade Issues

Date: June 3, 2009
Creator: Morrison, Wayne M.
Description: This report discusses the U.S.-China economic relationship and China's rapid expansion as a global economic market, both with respect to the current global economic crisis. It also examines major U.S.-China trade issues and related legislation.
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Climate Change: The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Enters Kyoto Compliance

Climate Change: The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Enters Kyoto Compliance

Date: February 11, 2008
Creator: Parker, Larry
Description: This report discusses the development in global warming as a global issue. Topics include issues that have arisen regarding the ETS and considerations for cap-and-trade.
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Japan's Economic and Security Changes

Japan's Economic and Security Changes

Date: October 16, 2002
Creator: Nanto, Dick K
Description: None
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Japan's Political Turmoil in 2008: Background and Implications for the United States

Japan's Political Turmoil in 2008: Background and Implications for the United States

Date: September 16, 2008
Creator: Manyin, Mark E. & Chanlett-Avery, Emma
Description: This report addresses the September 1, 2008, resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and the resulting aftermath. It also addresses the September 22 Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) election of Fukuda's successor and the widely expected winner of said election, ex-Foreign Minister Taro Aso. Japanese policymaking is likely to enter a period of disarray, which could negatively affect several items of interest to the United States. This report analyzes the factors behind and implications of Japan's current political turmoil.
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Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

Date: March 31, 2006
Creator: Chanlett-Avery, Emma; Manyin, Mark E & Cooper, William H
Description: None
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