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.
July 08, 2022
China Reacts to Abe Shinzo Assassination
By Shannon Tiezzi
China's official statements expressed shock and sympathy, but social media reactions reflected Abe's unpopular image in China.
March 18, 2022
Japan’s National Security Strategy: A Delicate Task
By KAWASHIMA Shin
Japan has to think carefully about how it wants to phrase its relationship with China.
February 28, 2022
Japan’s Diet Resolution on the Uyghur Crisis
By KAWASHIMA Shin
Striking a balance, or a half-baked measure?
December 23, 2021
Is There a Kishida Doctrine?
By Jeff Kingston
Even from retirement, former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo continues to cast a long shadow over Japan’s foreign policy.
October 16, 2021
How Will Japan’s Cybersecurity Posture Impact its Relations With China?
By Thomas Glucksmann
Japan’s new Kishida government seeks to bolster the national response to cyber threats from China, the country’s largest export market. What could go wrong?
April 16, 2021
Japan Faces Growing Pressure to Rethink Releasing Fukushima’s Wastewater into Ocean
By Thisanka Siripala
China and South Korea have reacted strongly to the Japanese government’s decision to release contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear reactor.