Was Japan's Ex-Premier Missing from China's Military Parade?
September 04, 2015
Was Japan's Ex-Premier Missing from China's Military Parade?
Chinese media reported that Tomiichi Murayama had taken ill and was unable to attend the parade.
Was Japan's Ex-Premier Missing from China's Military Parade?
Japan's Abe Is in for a Successful September, But at a Cost
September 03, 2015
Japan's Abe Is in for a Successful September, But at a Cost
Abe will see his security legislation passed, but will need to boost Japan's economy to win back support.
Japan's Abe Is in for a Successful September, But at a Cost
September 2, 1945: When Japan Surrendered
September 02, 2015
September 2, 1945: When Japan Surrendered
Imperial Japan's demise led to the emergence of the country we know today.
September 2, 1945: When Japan Surrendered
Does Japan Need to Be More Assertive With Europe?
August 28, 2015
Does Japan Need to Be More Assertive With Europe?
It is time for Tokyo be clear on what it wants from relations with Europe.
Does Japan Need to Be More Assertive With Europe?
Abe Won't Be There for China's War Commemorative Parade, But Murayama Will Be
August 28, 2015
Abe Won't Be There for China's War Commemorative Parade, But Murayama Will Be
Tomiichi Murayama, the Japanese prime minister who set the benchmark for apology, will be in Beijing on September 3.
Abe Won't Be There for China's War Commemorative Parade, But Murayama Will Be
US Military Base in Japan Rocked by Explosion
August 24, 2015
US Military Base in Japan Rocked by Explosion
A warehouse at a U.S. military base went up in flames last night.
US Military Base in Japan Rocked by Explosion
Japan Can't Ignore Rising Tensions in Korea
August 22, 2015
Japan Can't Ignore Rising Tensions in Korea
Even with tension rising on the Korean Peninsula, the Japanese opposition is keeping an inward focus.
Japan Can't Ignore Rising Tensions in Korea
What Abe's WW2 Anniversary Statement Says About Japanese Identity
August 20, 2015
What Abe's WW2 Anniversary Statement Says About Japanese Identity
The language in Abe's statement reflects a mainstream consensus on modern Japanese identity.
What Abe's WW2 Anniversary Statement Says About Japanese Identity
How to Read the Abe Statement
August 20, 2015
How to Read the Abe Statement
How to evaluate Abe's August 15 statement on the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II.
How to Read the Abe Statement
How Japan's Emperor (Subtly) Criticized Shinzo Abe
August 19, 2015
How Japan's Emperor (Subtly) Criticized Shinzo Abe
Japan's Emperor Akihito appears to be determined to remind his people of the horrors of World War II.
How Japan's Emperor (Subtly) Criticized Shinzo Abe
Let's Keep the Abe Statement in Perspective
August 19, 2015
Let's Keep the Abe Statement in Perspective
It is important to distinguish between the man making the statement and the country he leads.
Let's Keep the Abe Statement in Perspective
Japan’s One-Way Push Against China: An Unstated Acquiescence?
August 17, 2015
Japan’s One-Way Push Against China: An Unstated Acquiescence?
Japan’s recent rhetoric on China has elicited only a muted reaction – but perhaps China wants it that way.
Japan’s One-Way Push Against China: An Unstated Acquiescence?
Abe Focuses on Japan’s 'Lessons Learned'
August 15, 2015
Abe Focuses on Japan’s 'Lessons Learned'
Some might focus on what the Japanese PM did not say; but what he did say was interesting ... and important.
Abe Focuses on Japan’s 'Lessons Learned'
The Abe Statement: Did Abe Apologize?
August 14, 2015
The Abe Statement: Did Abe Apologize?
Abe's statement included the right language -- but not in the right way.
The Abe Statement: Did Abe Apologize?
Why You Should Listen to What Japan's Emperor Says on August 15
August 14, 2015
Why You Should Listen to What Japan's Emperor Says on August 15
What we will hear from Emperor Akihito on August 15 will be equally—if not more—important than the Abe Statement.
Why You Should Listen to What Japan's Emperor Says on August 15
Giulio Douhet and the End of the Pacific War
August 12, 2015
Giulio Douhet and the End of the Pacific War
The horrors of the strategic bombing of Japan in WWII followed the advice of this Italian author.
Giulio Douhet and the End of the Pacific War
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