Japan Forges Closer Ties to NATO
By Thisanka Siripala
Kishida champions the Free and Open Indo-Pacific message at the NATO summit.
NATO Summit Takes Aim at China
By Shannon Tiezzi
The Vilnius communique had a greatly expanded criticism of China, but there are still concerns about how far to go in confronting Beijing.
A NATO Office in Japan: Much Ado About Not Much
By Jean-Loup Samaan
Speculations surrounding the impact of the proposed NATO office in Tokyo are wildly overhyped.
Japan and NATO: An Inevitable Partnership?
By James Kaizuka
Japan may not be located in the North Atlantic, but it and NATO are natural partners with increasingly overlapping interests and with much to offer each other.
NATO-Japan Relations Have Room To Grow
By Matthew Venoit
Stronger ties between NATO and Japan are mutually beneficial, reinforce Japan’s deterrence-based denial strategy, and should be institutionalized.
Japan, China Hold Foreign Minister Call Days After NATO Chief’s Visit
By Mina Pollmann
Tokyo continues to try to keep relations with Beijing stable even as it deepens military cooperation with NATO and other partners.
NATO Chief Wants More Indo-Pacific ‘Friends’ as Russia, China Move Closer
By Mari Yamaguchi and Haruka Nuga
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is visiting Japan and South Korea this week, part of a push to solidify NATO's ties with Indo-Pacific countries.
Japan’s NATO Outreach Bears Fruit
By Mina Pollmann
Prime Minister Kishida's emphasis on unity with NATO over Russia paid off with recognition of China as a challenge to NATO's interests and security.
Japan, NATO Boost Ties Amid Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
By Mari Yamaguchi
Japan’s defense minister hosted NATO officials this week, pledging more joint exercises and military cooperation.
Japan Resets Its Role in Europe in the Wake of Ukraine War
By Duncan Bartlett
Kishida Fumio joined crisis talks in Brussels primarily to advise on the economic impact of the invasion. He also used the trip to promote Japan’s wider diplomatic and security agenda.