January 30, 2023
China’s Navy, the West Pacific and the Role of Okinotorishima
By TSURUTA Jun
January 11, 2023
China Halts Visas for Japan, South Korea in COVID-19 Spat
By Ken Moritsugu
China's move appeared to be retaliation for “discriminatory entry measures” against Chinese travelers amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
December 30, 2022
2022: The Year Japan and Germany Became ‘Normal’ Countries
By Chietigj Bajpaee
Japan and Germany rediscovered their geopolitical voice in 2022, making parallel efforts to develop more assertive national security postures.
November 19, 2022
The Limits of Kishida’s China Outreach
By Mina Pollmann
The Japanese prime minister held his first in-person meeting with China’s Xi Jinping, but he faces tight limits in how far he can push the relationship.
November 03, 2022
China’s Navy Sets Record Pace for Intrusions Into Japan’s Territorial Sea
By Takahashi Kosuke
PLAN vessels have entered Japanese territorial waters eight times since 2004 – and five of those have occurred since October 2021.
October 07, 2022
Taiwan and the ‘Origin’ of the Normalization of China-Japan Relations
By KAWASHIMA Shin and KAWASHIMA Shin
Why the current issues in the relationship can be traced to the 1970s.
September 22, 2022
The Paradox of China-Japan Relations
By Jio Kamata
“Hot economics, cold politics” continues to underscore the China-Japan relationship. Even as political relations fray, economic ties have never been stronger.
September 02, 2022
Japan’s Nationalization of the Senkaku Islands: 10 Years On
By TSURUTA Jun
Tensions are rising, and Japan needs to be innovative.
August 18, 2022
China, Japan Officials Meet Amid Taiwan Tensions
By Associated Press
The visit from Japan’s national security chief come two weeks after China called off a foreign ministers’ meeting, citing Tokyo’s criticism of military drills near Taiwan.
August 10, 2022
Japan’s Evolving Approach to the Taiwan Strait
By Rena Sasaki
Comparing the current crisis to the Third Taiwan Strait Crisis from 1995-96, Japan’s attitude toward China, the U.S., and other like-minded countries has changed significantly.
July 22, 2022
Abe Leaves Behind Complex Legacy in Japan’s Neighborhood
By Hemant Adlakha
Much of the West is eulogizing the former Japanese prime minister. In China and South Korea, reactions are far less positive.
July 13, 2022
How Did Abe Shinzo Become an Unlikely Subject of Collective Grief in China?
By Ni Tao
The late Japanese prime minister was not popular in China, but some have used his death to emphasize their frustration at being unable to speak freely.