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Stop Obsessing Over Abe's Congressional Speech
May 07, 2015
Stop Obsessing Over Abe's Congressional Speech
Criticisms of Abe's congressional speech overlook the progress made during the rest of his lengthy U.S. visit.
Stop Obsessing Over Abe's Congressional Speech
Abe's Apology: For Americans, Not for Asians
May 05, 2015
Abe's Apology: For Americans, Not for Asians
Why did Abe offer apologies specifically to Americans, but not to Japan's Asian neighbors? In a word: national interest.
Abe's Apology: For Americans, Not for Asians
Abe's US Visit Puts Pressure on South Korea
May 05, 2015
Abe's US Visit Puts Pressure on South Korea
Shinzo Abe’s successful U.S. visit means increased pressure on Park Geun-hye to repair relations with Japan.
Abe's US Visit Puts Pressure on South Korea
A Closer Look at the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
May 01, 2015
A Closer Look at the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
The Diplomat speaks with Japanese MOFA press secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura about what the guidelines really mean.
A Closer Look at the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
China Decries New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
May 01, 2015
China Decries New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
China lambasts the new guidelines, and the entire U.S.-Japan alliance, as a relic from the Cold War.
China Decries New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
What Japan's Abe Should Say About World War II
May 01, 2015
What Japan's Abe Should Say About World War II
To apologize or not -- that is the question facing Abe as he prepares for his August 15 address.
What Japan's Abe Should Say About World War II
Hope and History: Shinzo Abe's Speech to Congress
April 30, 2015
Hope and History: Shinzo Abe's Speech to Congress
The Japanese prime minster's anticipated speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
Hope and History: Shinzo Abe's Speech to Congress
Abe's Visit Marks 'New Era' for US-Japan Alliance
April 29, 2015
Abe's Visit Marks 'New Era' for US-Japan Alliance
A joint statement released with Obama and Abe's meeting reveals the focus of the alliance moving forward.
Abe's Visit Marks 'New Era' for US-Japan Alliance
4 Takeaways From the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
April 29, 2015
4 Takeaways From the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
What's new about the Guidelines, and what that actually means for U.S.-Japan cooperation moving forward.
4 Takeaways From the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
With Abe in US, Chinese Media Warns Obama to Be Wary
April 28, 2015
With Abe in US, Chinese Media Warns Obama to Be Wary
Xinhua uses historical issues to question the wisdom of a close US-Japan alliance.
With Abe in US, Chinese Media Warns Obama to Be Wary
Will Congress Kill the 'Rebalance to Asia'?
April 28, 2015
Will Congress Kill the 'Rebalance to Asia'?
As Abe heads to the US, Congress remains a potential stumbling block for TPP negotiations.
Will Congress Kill the 'Rebalance to Asia'?
Is This What Shinzo Abe Will Say in Washington Next Week?
April 24, 2015
Is This What Shinzo Abe Will Say in Washington Next Week?
A lot is riding on Abe's speech before US Congress. His address in Indonesia gives an idea of what to expect.
Is This What Shinzo Abe Will Say in Washington Next Week?
What to Expect From Abe's US Visit
April 23, 2015
What to Expect From Abe's US Visit
Security issues and the TPP -- but not history -- will feature prominently during Abe's first state visit to Washington.
What to Expect From Abe's US Visit
Diplomatic Access: Japan
April 16, 2015
Diplomatic Access: Japan
Japan's ambassador to the U.S. on the U.S.-Japan alliance, the TPP, and overcoming China-Japan tensions.
Diplomatic Access: Japan
Japan’s Abe Invited to Address Joint Session of US Congress
March 21, 2015
Japan’s Abe Invited to Address Joint Session of US Congress
The speech has yet to be officially announced, but expectations are already rising.
Japan’s Abe Invited to Address Joint Session of US Congress
Abe May Address Joint Session of US Congress
February 25, 2015
Abe May Address Joint Session of US Congress
Shinzo Abe may address a joint session of U.S. Congress -- a first for any Japanese prime minister.
Abe May Address Joint Session of US Congress
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