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
China: Japan Security Legislation a 'Nightmare Scenario'
July 17, 2015
China: Japan Security Legislation a 'Nightmare Scenario'
Beijing has reacted with predictable breathlessness to the passage of new security legislation in Tokyo.
China: Japan Security Legislation a 'Nightmare Scenario'
Japan's New Security Legislation: A Missed Opportunity
July 16, 2015
Japan's New Security Legislation: A Missed Opportunity
By focusing solely on constitutionality, Japan missed the opportunity for a frank debate on its actual security policy.
Japan's New Security Legislation: A Missed Opportunity
Britain’s Approach to Japan and East Asia
July 13, 2015
Britain’s Approach to Japan and East Asia
The U.K. should respond cautiously to calls for stronger ties with Japan.
Britain’s Approach to Japan and East Asia
Japan Could Work with NATO on Deadly Next-Generation Missile
July 13, 2015
Japan Could Work with NATO on Deadly Next-Generation Missile
Japan's participation in a NATO missile development consortium could lead to multi-national projects in Asia.
Japan Could Work with NATO on Deadly Next-Generation Missile
Is Japan's LDP Beginning to Get Serious About Reigning In Public Debt?
July 07, 2015
Is Japan's LDP Beginning to Get Serious About Reigning In Public Debt?
For Abe, security reforms and TPP-related legislation may trump the annual budget.
Is Japan's LDP Beginning to Get Serious About Reigning In Public Debt?
Reconciliation or Revisionism?: What (Not) to Expect From Shinzo Abe
July 06, 2015
Reconciliation or Revisionism?: What (Not) to Expect From Shinzo Abe
Will Abe provoke controversy in his upcoming statement on the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII?
Reconciliation or Revisionism?: What (Not) to Expect From Shinzo Abe
The Truth About the Diet Security Legislation Debate
July 03, 2015
The Truth About the Diet Security Legislation Debate
Peace should be achieved through the Japanese Constitution, the UN Charter and the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty.
The Truth About the Diet Security Legislation Debate
Abe and Putin May Meet in November
June 30, 2015
Abe and Putin May Meet in November
Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin will plan to meet on the sidelines of international summits in November 2015.
Abe and Putin May Meet in November
Abe’s Okinawa Problem
June 24, 2015
Abe’s Okinawa Problem
The deadlock between Tokyo and Okinawa is a vulnerability for the U.S.-Japan alliance writ large.
Abe’s Okinawa Problem
South Korea-Japan Relations: Toward a 'New Future'?
June 23, 2015
South Korea-Japan Relations: Toward a 'New Future'?
South Korea and Japan spoke optimistically about their relationship at an important anniversary yesterday.
South Korea-Japan Relations: Toward a 'New Future'?
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