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US High-Level Diplomat Visits Japan, South Korea, Mongolia
July 20, 2021

US High-Level Diplomat Visits Japan, South Korea, Mongolia

By Shannon Tiezzi
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is making the rounds in East Asia, with one notable omission from her itinerary.

‘Joe-Yoshi’ Spirit Buoys Japan-US Alliance in Turbulent Seas
April 20, 2021

‘Joe-Yoshi’ Spirit Buoys Japan-US Alliance in Turbulent Seas

By Scott W. Harold
With both countries facing serious challenges at home, their leaders remained committed to building a personal rapport.
The Domestic Politics of Suga’s China Stance
April 19, 2021

The Domestic Politics of Suga’s China Stance

By Duncan Bartlett
At the Biden-Suga summit, strong language on China, including a notable mention of Taiwan, was tempered by Suga's precarious situation at home.

The Biden-Suga Summit: What to Expect
April 13, 2021

The Biden-Suga Summit: What to Expect

By Joshua W. Walker
If both leaders play their cards right, ties between Tokyo and Washington could anchor a peaceful and rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific for years to come.

The Japan-US Alliance During the Biden Administration
April 09, 2021

The Japan-US Alliance During the Biden Administration

By KAWASHIMA Shin
One way of looking at the 2+2 meeting is that a selection of items for future consideration was put on the table. What becomes of these items going forward is now the critical question.

Is the China-Japan Thaw Over?
April 07, 2021

Is the China-Japan Thaw Over?

By Shannon Tiezzi
A year after what was supposed to be a landmark in the renewed relationship, rhetoric from both Beijing and Tokyo is increasingly frosty.

The Japan-US Summit and Cooperation With South Korea
April 06, 2021

The Japan-US Summit and Cooperation With South Korea

By Scott W. Harold
The United States may have to play a leading role if it wants to see relations between Seoul and Tokyo improve.
US and Japan Name China as Threat to International Order
March 17, 2021

US and Japan Name China as Threat to International Order

By Thisanka Siripala
In the first 2+2 talks of their new administrations, both sides pledge to strengthen their alliance in response to shared concerns over China’s “aggressive actions.”

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.

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