Interviews | Diplomacy

Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe’s Northeast Asia Diplomacy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been incredibly active on the foreign policy front, yet Japan’s relationships with its near neighbors remain rocky. Historical issues, strategic differences, and concerns over Japan’s expanded defense capabilities all have a major impact on Japan’s outreach to China, South Korea, North Korea, and Russia. Jim Schoff of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace sits down with the The Diplomat to talk about Japan’s foreign policy moves in Northeast Asia.

Shannon Tiezzi