Poll: Japanese Support for Self-Defense Forces Rises to Record High
By Takahashi Kosuke
A government poll found that interest in Japan’s security environment – and support for its defense force – is higher than ever.
The Invasion of Ukraine Turned Japan’s Russia Policy on Its Head
By Jio Kamata
From attempts at flattery and concerted diplomacy in 2014, Tokyo has pivoted to sanctions in lockstep with the rest of the G-7.
Preparation for Abe’s State Funeral Proceeds Amid Growing Public Opposition
By Jio Kamata
As former PM Abe Shinzo’s state funeral – Japan’s first in 55 years – inches closer, more and more Japanese are turning against the idea.
Does the Russia-Ukraine War Herald a New Era for Japan’s Security Policy?
By Craig Kafura
Is the war in Ukraine creating a Japanese Zeitenwende? It might be up to Prime Minister Kishida.
Is the Japanese Public on Board With the ‘New Era’ of China-Japan Relations?
By Kazuki Nakamura
Japanese citizens will be the key to determining the success of the Sino-Japanese reset.
The South China Sea Ruling: Reinforcing China's Negative Image in Japan
By Santosh Sharma Poudel
China's refusal to abide by international rules and norms contributes to its negative image in Japan.
The Troubled Japan-South Korea Relationship
By Mina Pollmann
The Diplomat talks with Brad Glosserman and Scott A. Snyder about Japan-Korea relations.