May 29, 2019
US, Japan Downplay Differences During Trump's State Visit
By Daniel Hurst
North Korea, trade, and Iran all remain points of potential friction, but Trump-Abe bonhomie was the center of the trip.
May 21, 2019
Trump and Abe: The Odd Couple
By Weston S. Konishi
There's a clear strategic rationale for Abe's over-the-top efforts to cultivate a relationship with Trump.
September 29, 2018
Japan Holds Off US Auto Tariffs. But at What Cost to Farmers?
By Thisanka Siripala
In an effort to spare Japan’s auto industry from U.S. tariffs, Abe launched bilateral trade negotiations with Trump in New York.
June 07, 2018
A Brewing US-Japan Trade War?
By Daniel Hurst
Japan is facing the hard truth: even a close alliance doesn't provide protection from Trump's tariffs.
March 24, 2018
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
By Koji Sonoda
Tokyo has serious concerns about the U.S.-North Korea dialogue and also the potential of nuclear war.
September 11, 2017
Abe’s Cul-de-Sac Foreign Policy: Between Entrapment and Abandonment
By Carlos Ramirez
There is a third alternative Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should consider pursuing.
February 12, 2017
While Trump and Abe Eye Bilateral Pact, Australia Keeps TPP Alive
By Anthony Fensom
Tokyo and Washington look to take the bilateral track but a slimmed-down TPP may still live on.
February 09, 2017
Trump and Abe are Natural Allies
By Phillip Y. Lipscy
Much of Trump's rhetoric is actually music to Abe's ears.
November 16, 2016
Trump Faces Early Foreign Policy Test With Abe Meeting
By Michael H. Fuchs
The meeting is an opportunity for the president-elect to send some much-needed signals to the region and the world.