Ahead of G7 Summit, Japan Reaches out to Global South
By Joseph Rozen
Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida is pursuing deeper cooperation with the developing world even while prepping to host a summit of advanced economies.
Kishida’s India Trip: A Reiteration of Strong India-Japan Ties
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India and Japan’s shared concerns about China are a key driver of their growing relationship.
The Japan-South Korea Thaw Is Far From a Done Deal
By Jio Kamata
Japan's Kishida and South Korea's Yoon are ready to mend relations, but both leaders face problems back home.
Will Japan Succeed in Its ‘Global South’ Diplomacy?
By Kei Hakata
A shift to values-based diplomacy must not jeopardize Japan’s long history of close engagement with the developing world.
Japan’s Kishida Fails to Learn Abe’s Political Lessons
By Carlos Ramirez
Abe Shinzo learned the hard way: Voters don’t care about foreign policy achievements if the economy is struggling.
The Mixed Legacy of Abe Shinzo’s ‘Panoramic’ Foreign Policy
By Rena Sasaki
Abe’s state funeral is a farewell for his all-encompassing diplomatic approach as Japan transitions toward a more values-based foreign policy.
Japan’s NATO Outreach Bears Fruit
By Mina Pollmann
Prime Minister Kishida's emphasis on unity with NATO over Russia paid off with recognition of China as a challenge to NATO's interests and security.
Kishida Vision for Peace: Japan’s Global Leadership Gambit
By Titli Basu
Is Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio proving to be as consequential a global statesman as his former boss, Abe Shinzo?
Japan, NATO Boost Ties Amid Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
By Mari Yamaguchi
Japan’s defense minister hosted NATO officials this week, pledging more joint exercises and military cooperation.
Biden to Make First Asia Trip in May
By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. president will be visiting South Korea and Japan from May 20-24.
Tobias Harris on Abe Shinzo’s Continuing Influence in Japan
By Shannon Tiezzi
Over a year since his resignation, Abe's “power is substantial,” as is his legacy.
Is There a Kishida Doctrine?
By Jeff Kingston
Even from retirement, former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo continues to cast a long shadow over Japan’s foreign policy.