Japan Isn’t a Model for US Nation-Building
By Yukari Easton
The successful rebuilding of post-war Japan may have encouraged the U.S. in its attempts at nation-building. But Japan is not a universal model.
Japan’s Farewell to the People’s Emperor
By Kenneth Ruoff
A look back at the Heisei era, and forward to the reign of Emperor Naruhito.
Celebrating Japan’s Constitution, 70 Years Later
By Dennis Blair and Daniel Bob
A look back at the past -- and ahead to the future -- of Japan's post-war constitution.