Japan Backward in Coming Forward on US-North Korea
By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
The Heisei Paradox: Emperor Akihito and Japan’s Nationalist Regression
By Edward Danks
70 Years After the Second World War: Memory, Justice, and Regional Order in Asia
By Ankit Panda
Japan: Balancing Defense With History
By Daniel Clausen
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?
Japan’s TPP Short-Termism
Japan’s government has again deferred a decision on a key trade pact. The delays are hurting the country.
The Problem with Amakudari
The problems with TEPCO are another reminder of the shortcomings of the principle of amakudari.
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?
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?
Abe, Sadly, Plays the Nazi Card
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe weighs into the debate over ties with China.