September 14, 2020
Too Old to Fight? Will Demographic Shifts Alter Asia’s Geostrategic Landscape?
By Robert Farley
The demographic situation in the Asia-Pacific is quite unlike that of any other epoch of geostrategic competition.
September 09, 2020
Assessing Abe Shinzo’s Geopolitical Legacy
By Ankit Panda
A biographer of Japan’s outgoing prime minister discusses Abe’s lasting legacy on foreign affairs and trade.
September 08, 2020
How Strong Are the Ropes That Bind the Japanese Military?
By Robert Farley
It is difficult to imagine that Japanese leadership would not use offensive weapons if Tokyo believed an attack was imminent.
August 28, 2020
Japan’s Shinzo Abe to Step Down Leaving Behind a Rich Strategic Legacy
By Abhijnan Rej
Abe’s penchant for thinking big has helped shape the Indo-Pacific.
August 14, 2020
75 Years Later, 1 Million Japanese War Dead Still Missing
By Associated Press
The missing Japanese make up about half of the 2.4 million soldiers who died overseas during Japan's military rampage across Asia.
August 07, 2020
Explaining Japan’s Policy Debate on Strike Capability
By Daisuke Akimoto
The policy debate over Japan’s acquisition of a strike capability against enemy bases is not a new topic.
August 03, 2020
Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty
By Jon Letman
75 years later, Japan’s atomic bomb survivors – the hibakusha – still remember the day in devastating detail.
July 24, 2020
How COVID-19 Will Reshape Indo-Pacific Security
By Jiyoon Kim, Jihoon Yu, and Erik French
COVID-19 will likely have a range of significant effects on Indo-Pacific security and geopolitics in both the short and long-term.
July 17, 2020
Securing Japan from Chinese ‘Predatory Economics’
By Titli Basu
Managing risks and fortifying national security is critical while doing business with China.
July 11, 2020
Indonesia Seeks to Win US and Japanese Investment Fleeing China
By Bob Savic
Jakarta scrambles to capture U.S. and Japanese corporate relocations out of China as geopolitical and coronavirus pandemic concerns intensify
June 30, 2020
Japan Should Continue to Speak up on the Chinese Government’s Human Rights Abuses
By Teppei Kasai
Taking a tough, meaningful stand against Beijing is not easy, but Tokyo must continue to demonstrate the depth of its commitments to human rights.
June 04, 2020
Japan’s Challenges Balancing National Security and Economics
By Michio Ueda
National security and economic interests are perhaps more tightly bound together than ever before.