Trouble for Tokyo: Japan's Foreign Policy Challenges
Faced with a rising China, Russia’s ‘pivot’ to Asia, and challenges with North and South Korea, Japan may need to reboot its Foreign Policy.
Japan Steps Up Asia Diplomacy
Despite numerous domestic challenges, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has his eyes on Japan’s strategic future. And it’s not all about China.
If Japan had Channelled FDR...
The DPJ missed a chance to transform how Japan is governed, says Tobias Harris in the third in our series of end of year interviews.
Did China Overplay Rare Earth Hand?
By Saurav Jha
How to Improve China-Japan Ties
This week’s Asia-Europe Meeting would be an excellent place for the two to launch a new initiative—tackling chemical weapons.
What China Needs to Learn
Japan wasn’t blameless in the recent spat. But Beijing must understand that great powers sometimes need to show restraint.
Why Japan-China Spat Hurts Both
Failure to manage the row over a detained ship captain could mean both countries lose out over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Japan Embracing China?
The Diplomat speaks with Caroline Rose, author of ‘Sino-Japanese Relations: Facing the Past, Looking to the Future?’ about Sino-Japanese ties, the US-Japan alliance and the prospects for an East Asia Community.
Is Japan's Future Sustainable?
By the second quarter of this century, Asia will be the centre of gravity of the world economy and China will be leading the world. But while the US used ‘democracy’ as its defining diplomatic principle in the 20th century, the big question is–what will China use?