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Jonathan B. Miller on Japan’s Foreign and Defense Policies Under Shinzo Abe
February 06, 2019

Jonathan B. Miller on Japan’s Foreign and Defense Policies Under Shinzo Abe

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Diplomat speaks with Jonathan B. Miller on the future direction of Japan's foreign and defense policies.
How Shinzo Abe Is Changing Japan’s Foreign Policy Apparatus
December 13, 2018

How Shinzo Abe Is Changing Japan’s Foreign Policy Apparatus

By Dmitry Filippov
The Abe administration is seizing the foreign policy initiative from Japan’s bureaucracy.

Satoru Nagao on the Japan-India ‘Special’ Relationship
December 12, 2018

Satoru Nagao on the Japan-India ‘Special’ Relationship

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat talks with Saturo Nagao about the trajectory of ties between Japan and India in the wider Indo-Pacific.

US-Japan Relations in the Coming Year: Alliance Management and Risk Management
July 27, 2018

US-Japan Relations in the Coming Year: Alliance Management and Risk Management

By J. Berkshire Miller
Now is a time for alliance management and shrewd diplomacy from Japan.

Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
May 17, 2018

Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act

By Daniel Hurst
This year's Diplomacy Bluebook shows Japan scrambling to square long-held positions with rapid changes in the region.
Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy
March 30, 2018

Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy

By James D.J. Brown
Japan must demonstrate that its commitment to international law and democratic values is more than just a fig leaf.

Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
June 13, 2017

Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?

By Dmitry Filippov
Japan's prime minister isn't nationalistic so much as realistic.
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
March 07, 2017

Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices

By Carlos Ramirez
Will Japan use Trump's presidency as impetus to commit to a new Asian security architecture in the region?

Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
February 23, 2017

Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Tokyo’s defense forces conducted their first drill outside of Japan alongside Asia’s largest multinational exercise.

Japan’s Regional Strategy Reveals an Ally at Risk
February 06, 2017

Japan’s Regional Strategy Reveals an Ally at Risk

By Jeremy Maxie and Grant Newsham
Washington is the glue that holds together whatever informal security arrangements Tokyo aspires to develop in Asia.

Why Russia and Japan Can’t Solve the Kuril Islands Dispute
June 30, 2016

Why Russia and Japan Can’t Solve the Kuril Islands Dispute

By Sarah Lohschelder
The deadlock is rooted in the entrenched positions of both sides.
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
April 19, 2016

The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting

By Yuki Tatsumi
The focus on Kerry in Hiroshima overshadowed a major foreign policy "win" for Japan.

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