May 17, 2019
The Heisei Paradox: Emperor Akihito and Japan’s Nationalist Regression
By Edward Danks
August 07, 2015
70 Years After the Second World War: Memory, Justice, and Regional Order in Asia
By Ankit Panda
June 23, 2014
Japan: Balancing Defense With History
By Daniel Clausen
May 31, 2011
Japan's Crisis and the SDF
Japan’s Self-Defense Force had good reviews for its post-crisis performance. Is the public ready for more?
May 25, 2011
Japan’s TPP Short-Termism
Japan’s government has again deferred a decision on a key trade pact. The delays are hurting the country.
May 23, 2011
The Problem with Amakudari
The problems with TEPCO are another reminder of the shortcomings of the principle of amakudari.
January 21, 2011
China's Rise = Remilitarizing Japan?
Last year was a bad one for China’s soft power. Will Japan’s response prompt a dangerous spiral of arms spending—and spark conflict?
January 19, 2011
Kan Should Learn From Koizumi
Naoto Kan faces a big fight over joining the TPP free trade pact. Is it time to learn from the past—and get decisive?
October 21, 2010
Abe, Sadly, Plays the Nazi Card
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe weighs into the debate over ties with China.