The Invasion of Ukraine Turned Japan’s Russia Policy on Its Head
By Jio Kamata
From attempts at flattery and concerted diplomacy in 2014, Tokyo has pivoted to sanctions in lockstep with the rest of the G-7.
Tobias Harris on Abe Shinzo’s Continuing Influence in Japan
By Shannon Tiezzi
Over a year since his resignation, Abe's “power is substantial,” as is his legacy.
What Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Portends for Japan’s Northern Territories
By Aurelia George Mulgan
Tokyo appears to have finally realized that Putin has no intention of ever handing any of the disputed islands back to Japanese control.
A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides
By James D. J. Brown
How long can Japan keep up its balancing act between Russia and the West?