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Rebooting the Japan-US Alliance
September 08, 2021

Rebooting the Japan-US Alliance

By Kenzo Fujisue
With economy increasingly becoming the new decisive battlespace in the looming China-U.S. Cold War, the alliance needs an urgent reboot.

In a First, US Jets Will Fly Off a Japanese Warship This Fall
September 04, 2021

In a First, US Jets Will Fly Off a Japanese Warship This Fall

By Steven Stashwick
Marine Corps F-35B fighters will operate off Japan’s modified “helicopter destroyers.”
Japan Expects Biden to Rejoin the TPP
February 12, 2021

Japan Expects Biden to Rejoin the TPP

By Daisuke Akimoto
The U.S. was critical in convincing Japan to join the trade pact. Now Tokyo wants to bring Washington back into the fold.

A Brief, Cautionary, History of Japan-US Immigration
June 26, 2020

A Brief, Cautionary, History of Japan-US Immigration

By Kaoru Ueda
Migration policies are influenced by a complicated mix of labor markets, geopolitics, trade and diplomacy -- and often have unintended consequences.

Japanese Defense Minister Tours Aegis Ashore Test Site in Hawaii
January 15, 2020

Japanese Defense Minister Tours Aegis Ashore Test Site in Hawaii

By Ankit Panda
Kono toured the test complex for an advanced ballistic missile defense system that Japan is procuring.

US Unlikely to Mediate in Ongoing Japan-South Korea Export Control Spat
July 16, 2019

US Unlikely to Mediate in Ongoing Japan-South Korea Export Control Spat

By Ankit Panda
Instead, Tokyo and Seoul should address their differences bilaterally, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said.

US-Japan Trade Agreement Negotiations: Why Now?
April 20, 2019

US-Japan Trade Agreement Negotiations: Why Now?

By Yuma Osaki
Japan is ready to give Trump a signature economic win. Here's why.
The ‘Quad’ Isn’t About to Take On a Naval Dimension -- But It’s Not Going Anywhere
March 11, 2019

The ‘Quad’ Isn’t About to Take On a Naval Dimension -- But It’s Not Going Anywhere

By Ankit Panda
Recent comments by the commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command were over-interpreted.

The Art of the Balance: Japan, China and the United States
January 30, 2019

The Art of the Balance: Japan, China and the United States

By Catherine Putz
It’s no easy thing to balance a distant ally with a worrisome close neighbor.

Abe's Art of the Deal: What the Japanese Prime Minister Won in New York
October 02, 2018

Abe's Art of the Deal: What the Japanese Prime Minister Won in New York

By Tobias Harris
Japan is at the heart of virtually every effort to write new rules governing the global trading system in the 21st century.

Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
March 23, 2018

Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?

By Carlos Ramirez
The Japanese prime minister has put serious effort into diplomacy near and far -- but will it pay off?
Japan Sees Hope for US Metal Duty Exemptions
March 22, 2018

Japan Sees Hope for US Metal Duty Exemptions

By Thisanka Siripala
On the eve of Trump’s higher steel and aluminium tariffs, Japan’s Trade Minister is pushing grounds for exemptions.

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