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Why Some in Japan Are Still Unsettled About a Biden Administration
January 20, 2021

Why Some in Japan Are Still Unsettled About a Biden Administration

By Carlos Ramirez
The favorable view of Trump’s policy combined with a pessimism of Biden as it relates to Japan is both unfounded and misguided

Love-Hate Relationships: The Divergent US Perceptions of Japan and China
January 20, 2021

Love-Hate Relationships: The Divergent US Perceptions of Japan and China

By Su-Mei Ooi
A pervasive pro-Japan bias in the U.S. has blinded Americans to the dangers of Japan’s far-right leaders – and reinforced enmity with China.
Revisiting the Obama-Hatoyama Relationship
January 12, 2021

Revisiting the Obama-Hatoyama Relationship

By Gregory Kulacki
A controversy stoked by Obama's recent memoir gives causes to look back at a troubled relationship - and what could have been.

Japan’s ‘Misunderstanding’ About a Biden Administration
November 25, 2020

Japan’s ‘Misunderstanding’ About a Biden Administration

By Shin Kawashima
Japan retains some lingering perceptions of Democratic Party policies on China.

Leaders of America’s Asian Allies Call President-Elect Biden
November 13, 2020

Leaders of America’s Asian Allies Call President-Elect Biden

By Associated Press
The leaders of South Korea, Japan, and Australia all called the former vice president to discuss future cooperation on issues like the pandemic and climate change.

Another ‘Quad’ Ministerial in Early October 2020: What Now?
September 30, 2020

Another ‘Quad’ Ministerial in Early October 2020: What Now?

By Ankit Panda
A new Suga administration in Japan will host the second-ever Quad ministerial.

‘Hey, Let’s Forget That’: No US Apology for the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
August 25, 2020

‘Hey, Let’s Forget That’: No US Apology for the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

By Olivia Tasevski
75 years later, the U.S. remains committed to its narrative that the bombings were necessary and justified -- and that no apology is necessary to the victims.
Has Japan’s Foreign Policy Gone Beyond the Yoshida Doctrine?
March 10, 2020

Has Japan’s Foreign Policy Gone Beyond the Yoshida Doctrine?

By Ayako Kusunoki
The principles of Japanese foreign policy have evolved.

With Iran, North Korea Tensions in Headlines, Japan’s Defense Minister Visits US
January 17, 2020

With Iran, North Korea Tensions in Headlines, Japan’s Defense Minister Visits US

By Mina Pollmann
Taro Kono’s trip included the usual rhetoric on the alliance, but a few surprises as well.

USMC’s Futenma Replacement Facility in Okinawa Delayed – For How Long?
January 04, 2020

USMC’s Futenma Replacement Facility in Okinawa Delayed – For How Long?

By C. Douglas Lummis
Yet more delays for the controversial facility as local opposition continues unabated.

US Defense Secretary Esper’s Second Asia Trip Puts Alliances in Focus
November 18, 2019

US Defense Secretary Esper’s Second Asia Trip Puts Alliances in Focus

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. secretary of defense contends with cost-sharing and other controversies.
How Ulysses S. Grant Helped Solidify the American Position in East Asia
November 07, 2019

How Ulysses S. Grant Helped Solidify the American Position in East Asia

By Robert Farley
Grant's efforts may have changed the course of America's engagement with Asia.

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