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Japan Was Right to Hold the Tokyo Olympics
August 05, 2021

Japan Was Right to Hold the Tokyo Olympics

By John Lee
The Games are a brave testament to the possibility of living with COVID-19, while keeping the worst effects at bay.

Rhetoric Aside, America’s Asian Partners Are Giving Up on Their Own Defense
August 05, 2021

Rhetoric Aside, America’s Asian Partners Are Giving Up on Their Own Defense

By Justin Logan
When it comes to burden-sharing, banging the table doesn’t work -- doubt about the U.S. commitment does.
Japan to Limit Hospital Care as COVID-19 Cases Hit New High
August 04, 2021

Japan to Limit Hospital Care as COVID-19 Cases Hit New High

By Mari Yamaguchi
The home isolation policy is meant to ensure that hospital care is available for seriously ill patients.

Japan’s Challenge in the Age of China-US Rivalry
August 02, 2021

Japan’s Challenge in the Age of China-US Rivalry

By Michio Ueda
Tokyo must find a way to synthesize national security and economic strategy amid increased competition between Beijing and Washington.

Japan, the US, and the Quest for Secure Supply Chains
July 30, 2021

Japan, the US, and the Quest for Secure Supply Chains

By Akihiro Furusho
Japan-U.S. cooperation is crucial for ensuring supply chain resilience and thus economic security.

South Korea and the Tokyo Olympics
July 30, 2021

South Korea and the Tokyo Olympics

By Jenna Gibson
Even while Koreans cheer on their athletes, the tensions between Japan and South Korea are bringing a political tint to the Games.

Tokyo Sets Another COVID Record Days After Olympics Begin
July 29, 2021

Tokyo Sets Another COVID Record Days After Olympics Begin

By Mari Yamaguchi
Even as the Games continue, health experts urged Japanese to adopt a “sense of crisis” toward the current outbreak.
USMC Force Design 2030: US Marines and the Indo-Pacific
July 24, 2021

USMC Force Design 2030: US Marines and the Indo-Pacific

By Alec Bohlman
The new vision for the U.S. Marine Corps will impact cooperation with allies as well.

UNESCO and Japan’s Rewriting of History
July 23, 2021

UNESCO and Japan’s Rewriting of History

By Mindy L. Kotler
At UNESCO, Japan lays bare the difficulties of achieving shared values within the Quad.

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: The Attendees and the No-Shows
July 23, 2021

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: The Attendees and the No-Shows

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s spectatorless Opening Ceremony welcomes world leaders and sponsors amid a COVID-19 state of emergency.

A Taiwan Contingency and Japan’s Counterstrike Debate
July 22, 2021

A Taiwan Contingency and Japan’s Counterstrike Debate

By Scott W. Harold and Satoru Mori
Japan’s increasing recognition that Taiwan is crucial to its own security has implications for Japan’s domestic defense debates and the Japan-U.S. alliance.
Noriko Hama on the Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Economy
July 21, 2021

Noriko Hama on the Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Economy

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Olympics will end up being a "net negative" for Japan, Hama predicts.

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