September 03, 2021
Are Yasukuni Shrine Visits a Sign of Rising Nationalism in Japan?
By Gabriel Fung
Conservative politicians have aggressively tried to cultivate nationalism in the Japanese public. Are visits to the Yasukuni Shrine effective in that pursuit?
September 23, 2019
‘Good’ vs ‘Bad’ Nationalism in Asia
By Amitai Etzioni
The task of keeping nationalism civic, rather than aggressive and authoritarian.
May 20, 2016
Obama And Hiroshima: Symbolism And Substance
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Gregory Kulacki
October 15, 2015
Interview: Francis Fukuyama
By Emanuel Pastreich
Francis Fukuyama on the rise of China, East Asia tensions, and the role of the United States.
January 07, 2015
Japanese Constitutional Overhaul in 2015? Don't Count On It
By Ankit Panda
Yes, Abe and the LDP are looking good after December's elections, but they still won't get constitutional reform.
December 20, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s New Mandate
By Kristin Surak
Abe’s win at the polls signals a democracy in disarray and a shift to a neo-nationalist agenda.
December 14, 2014
Japan’s Back and So Is Nationalism
By Nadeem Shad
Voters head to the polls today, after two years that have seen a revival – of sorts – of nationalism in Japan.
October 03, 2014
Japan’s Decision on Collective Self-Defense in Context
By Kawasaki Akira and Céline Nahory
In the East Asian regional context, Japan’s changing security posture is not the force for peace Tokyo claims it is.
August 21, 2014
‘New Nationalism’ in Japan
By Dennis McCornac
A turn toward military normalization threatens Japan position as a peaceful international leader.
August 14, 2014
Yasukuni’s Relevance to Japan, and the Region
By Clint Richards
Regular visits by officials not only anger Japan’s neighbors, but can erode the separation of church and state.
April 04, 2014
Abe’s Diplomatic Backtrack
By Kosuke Takahashi
Japan’s nationalist prime minister tries to ease tensions with his East Asian neighbors.
February 06, 2014
Japan Should Follow - Germany
By Amitai Etzioni
With regional tensions rising, Japan would do well to come to terms with its past.