November 02, 2012
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.
January 06, 2012
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.
December 30, 2010
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.
November 17, 2010
Did China Overplay Rare Earth Hand?
An alleged halt in rare earth element exports to Japan put world governments on notice. Did China push too hard, too fast?
October 05, 2010
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.
October 01, 2010
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.
September 13, 2010
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.
March 11, 2010
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.
October 22, 2009
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?