Japan’s Role in Healing the Aral Sea and Engaging Central Asia
By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez and Marin Ekstrom
Tokyo is a quiet but important partner to Central Asia, with notable engagement on projects related to the Aral Sea.
RIP FOIP? Examining Japan’s New Foreign Policy Mantra
By Kei Hakata
What to make of Prime Minister Kishida’s repeated calls for a “free and open international order based on the rule of law”?
The Case for a More Autonomous Japanese Foreign Policy
By Jio Kamata
A recent report by a group of Japanese foreign policy researchers calls for diplomacy at a time when few seem to understand its value.
Japan’s 2023 Development Cooperation Charter: The Aid-Security Nexus
By James Kaizuka
Tokyo’s new blueprint for development assistance expands the role of one of Japan’s greatest national strengths into the realm of geostrategy, building on the philosophy of former PM Abe Shinzo.
Yuichi Hosoya on Japan’s G7 Summit
By Shannon Tiezzi
“The G-7 has exemplified Japan’s identity as a liberal democracy as well as serving as a valuable tool to sustain the economic growth of the global economy.”
Managing the G7 Hiroshima Summit
By KAWASHIMA Shin
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio faces a challenging task.
Ahead of G7 Summit, Japan Reaches out to Global South
By Joseph Rozen
Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida is pursuing deeper cooperation with the developing world even while prepping to host a summit of advanced economies.
What Can Japan Do for Ukraine?
By Thisanka Siripala
Japan is eager to cultivate a lasting commitment to Ukraine, but its international clout is limited despite chairing this year’s G-7 Summit.
Ogata Sadako’s Spirit is Desperately Needed to Help Syria’s Earthquake Survivors
By Muhammad Bakr Ghbeis
Japan is in a unique position to help in the aftermath of the one of this century's worst natural disasters.
Where Next for ASEAN-Japan Relations in a Changing Indo-Pacific?
By Prashanth Parameswaran
Both sides confront a challenging strategic context as they look to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations.
Japan’s Kishida Fails to Learn Abe’s Political Lessons
By Carlos Ramirez
Abe Shinzo learned the hard way: Voters don’t care about foreign policy achievements if the economy is struggling.
The Mixed Legacy of Abe Shinzo’s ‘Panoramic’ Foreign Policy
By Rena Sasaki
Abe’s state funeral is a farewell for his all-encompassing diplomatic approach as Japan transitions toward a more values-based foreign policy.