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The True Meaning of American Leadership in the Korea-Japan Crisis
October 02, 2019

The True Meaning of American Leadership in the Korea-Japan Crisis

By Brian J. Kim
What does American leadership even mean?

Japan Will Get F-35Bs on a Flattop With US Cooperation. Will South Korea Follow?
September 18, 2019

Japan Will Get F-35Bs on a Flattop With US Cooperation. Will South Korea Follow?

By Robert Farley
It remains to be seen whether South Korea will benefit from the same kind of cooperation.
On Iran, Japan Faces a Difficult Decision
August 20, 2019

On Iran, Japan Faces a Difficult Decision

By Mina Pollmann
Tokyo is pulled in several different directions when considering whether to join a U.S.-led coalition in the Strait of Hormuz.

China Faces a Stronger Japan
May 31, 2019

China Faces a Stronger Japan

By Bonnie Girard
With Japan adding 105 more F-35 stealth fighters to its forces, is an arms race in store for the Asia-Pacific?

US, Japan Downplay Differences During Trump's State Visit
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.

Trump and Abe: The Odd Couple
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.

Japan, US Beef up Their Cyber Alliance
April 26, 2019

Japan, US Beef up Their Cyber Alliance

By Daniel Hurst
Cybersecurity was a major focus of the recent “two-plus-two” meeting in Washington.
When Tokyo and Seoul Fight, a Complacent Washington Loses
March 26, 2019

When Tokyo and Seoul Fight, a Complacent Washington Loses

By Katrin Fraser Katz
Bickering between Seoul and Tokyo plays directly into the hands of Pyongyang and Beijing.

Okinawa Governor Asks Tokyo, US to Rethink Base Relocation Plan
March 09, 2019

Okinawa Governor Asks Tokyo, US to Rethink Base Relocation Plan

By Daniel Hurst
Denny Tamaki met with Prime Minister Abe and the U.S. embassy after a recent referendum rejecting a new U.S. base.

Okinawa’s Base Referendum and the Rocky Way Forward
February 27, 2019

Okinawa’s Base Referendum and the Rocky Way Forward

By Temo Dias and Hina Murayama
A controversial new U.S. base faces a double blow: a referendum defeat and an uphill construction battle.

Report: US to Conduct Army Tactical Missile System Test on Okinawa in 2019
January 15, 2019

Report: US to Conduct Army Tactical Missile System Test on Okinawa in 2019

By Ankit Panda
The MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) is likely to be tested in Japan this year.
What the Stalled US-Korea Cost-Sharing Negotiations Mean for Japan
December 28, 2018

What the Stalled US-Korea Cost-Sharing Negotiations Mean for Japan

By Michael MacArthur Bosack
The U.S. and Japan won’t enter cost-sharing negotiations until at least late 2019, but it’s never too early to think ahead.

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