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?
‘Good’ vs ‘Bad’ Nationalism in Asia
By Amitai Etzioni
The task of keeping nationalism civic, rather than aggressive and authoritarian.
Obama And Hiroshima: Symbolism And Substance
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Gregory Kulacki
Interview: Francis Fukuyama
By Emanuel Pastreich
Francis Fukuyama on the rise of China, East Asia tensions, and the role of the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘New Nationalism’ in Japan
By Dennis McCornac
A turn toward military normalization threatens Japan position as a peaceful international leader.
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.
Abe’s Diplomatic Backtrack
By Kosuke Takahashi
Japan’s nationalist prime minister tries to ease tensions with his East Asian neighbors.
Japan Should Follow - Germany
By Amitai Etzioni
With regional tensions rising, Japan would do well to come to terms with its past.