The Abe Statement: A Korean Perspective
August 25, 2015
The Abe Statement: A Korean Perspective
Japan and the U.S. might prefer to keep the focus on the future, but for Korea it is not so simple.
The Abe Statement: A Korean Perspective
4 Reasons Shinzo Abe Should Attend China’s WW2 Military Parade
August 24, 2015
4 Reasons Shinzo Abe Should Attend China’s WW2 Military Parade
After all considerations, the benefits are greater than costs. Shinzo Abe should seize this golden opportunity.
4 Reasons Shinzo Abe Should Attend China’s WW2 Military Parade
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
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'
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
Who Will India Send to China's Second World War 70th Anniversary Parade?
August 11, 2015
Who Will India Send to China's Second World War 70th Anniversary Parade?
India needs to decide how it'll handle a Chinese invitation to a Second World War commemorative parade.
Who Will India Send to China's Second World War 70th Anniversary Parade?
Atomic Remembrance and Japan's Security Reform Debate
August 08, 2015
Atomic Remembrance and Japan's Security Reform Debate
The 70th anniversary of the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a focal point for opponents of defense reform.
Atomic Remembrance and Japan's Security Reform Debate
Japan Pledges to Hold 'Intensive Talks' on Okinawa Base Issue
August 08, 2015
Japan Pledges to Hold 'Intensive Talks' on Okinawa Base Issue
Tokyo will suspend construction on a new U.S. air base for one month in order to hold talks with Okinawan officials.
Japan Pledges to Hold 'Intensive Talks' on Okinawa Base Issue
Diplomatic Update: Where Are Japan-China Relations Headed?
July 25, 2015
Diplomatic Update: Where Are Japan-China Relations Headed?
Are Japan and China coming together or heading back apart? Ankit Panda and Shannon Tiezzi discuss recent developments.
Diplomatic Update: Where Are Japan-China Relations Headed?
Preliminary Lessons From Japan’s Security Debate
July 24, 2015
Preliminary Lessons From Japan’s Security Debate
“There is a lot more continuity than discontinuity in Japanese defense policy.”
Preliminary Lessons From Japan’s Security Debate
Surprise: Japan Sees China as Its Main National Security Threat
July 21, 2015
Surprise: Japan Sees China as Its Main National Security Threat
Tokyo’s 2015 defense white paper highlights concerns over Beijing’s maritime ambitions in Asia.
Surprise: Japan Sees China as Its Main National Security Threat
Demonstrating for Peace in Japan
July 21, 2015
Demonstrating for Peace in Japan
Protests over security legislation suggest that perhaps Japanese don’t want their country to be “normal.”
Demonstrating for Peace in Japan
Shinzo Abe and the Japanese Constitution
July 20, 2015
Shinzo Abe and the Japanese Constitution
When it comes to his new security legislation, the prime minister should listen to the Japanese people.
Shinzo Abe and the Japanese Constitution
End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End for Shinzo Abe?
July 20, 2015
End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End for Shinzo Abe?
At what cost to the U.S.-Japan alliance will Shinzo Abe pursue his defense reforms?
End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End for Shinzo Abe?
G7 2016 Summit to Be Held at Site of Mie’s Ise Shrine
July 20, 2015
G7 2016 Summit to Be Held at Site of Mie’s Ise Shrine
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes to send a message with the choice of location.
G7 2016 Summit to Be Held at Site of Mie’s Ise Shrine
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