April 12, 2018
Japan and the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration
By Shin Kawashima
The nation is at a new crossroads.
November 11, 2015
Remembering Texas and the Battle of the Alamo in Japan
By Franz-Stefan Gady
How a poem by a Japanese scholar further glorified the most mythologized event in the history of Texas.
August 12, 2014
Yasukuni May Be Out, But Does a Meeting With Abe Help Xi?
By Clint Richards
Even if Abe doesn’t visit, Xi will have to decide how much a summit will cost him at home.
April 08, 2011
Looking Back, Looking Forward
Some commentators in Japan want a return to traditional values. But the current challenges require innovative thinking.