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US, Japan Downplay Differences During Trump's State Visit
May 29, 2019
US, Japan Downplay Differences During Trump's State Visit
North Korea, trade, and Iran all remain points of potential friction, but Trump-Abe bonhomie was the center of the trip.
US, Japan Downplay Differences During Trump's State Visit
Trump and Abe: The Odd Couple
May 21, 2019
Trump and Abe: The Odd Couple
There's a clear strategic rationale for Abe's over-the-top efforts to cultivate a relationship with Trump.
Trump and Abe: The Odd Couple
US-Japan Trade Agreement Negotiations: Why Now?
April 20, 2019
US-Japan Trade Agreement Negotiations: Why Now?
Japan is ready to give Trump a signature economic win. Here's why.
US-Japan Trade Agreement Negotiations: Why Now?
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
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.
What the Stalled US-Korea Cost-Sharing Negotiations Mean for Japan
Japan’s Not Hedging… Yet
December 21, 2018
Japan’s Not Hedging… Yet
The country remains committed to the U.S.-led order, but finds itself in uncharted territory.
Japan’s Not Hedging… Yet
The United States, China and the Preferred Superpower
December 03, 2018
The United States, China and the Preferred Superpower
For Japan, the U.S. has traditionally held the role. But that was before Donald Trump.
The United States, China and the Preferred Superpower
From Japan, US VP Denounces 'Authoritarianism and Aggression'
November 16, 2018
From Japan, US VP Denounces 'Authoritarianism and Aggression'
During his visit to Tokyo, Mike Pence laid out the U.S.-Japan joint vision for the Indo-Pacific region.
From Japan, US VP Denounces 'Authoritarianism and Aggression'
US, Japan Move Into Final Portion of Keen Sword 2018 Bilateral Military Exercises
November 07, 2018
US, Japan Move Into Final Portion of Keen Sword 2018 Bilateral Military Exercises
This year's Keen Sword exercise features a focus on amphibious operations.
US, Japan Move Into Final Portion of Keen Sword 2018 Bilateral Military Exercises
Japan Holds Off US Auto Tariffs. But at What Cost to Farmers?
September 29, 2018
Japan Holds Off US Auto Tariffs. But at What Cost to Farmers?
In an effort to spare Japan’s auto industry from U.S. tariffs, Abe launched bilateral trade negotiations with Trump in New York.
Japan Holds Off US Auto Tariffs. But at What Cost to Farmers?
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
September 22, 2018
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
A round-up of the foreign policy challenges facing Japan's prime minister as he enters his final term.
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
September 06, 2018
Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
In uncertain times, Japan will have to invest more energy in a long-standing partnership.
Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
Japan-US Relations: Indo-Pacific Strategy and the Quad
August 08, 2018
Japan-US Relations: Indo-Pacific Strategy and the Quad
Insights from Stephen R. Nagy.
Japan-US Relations: Indo-Pacific Strategy and the Quad
Time for Japan to Recalibrate?
April 23, 2018
Time for Japan to Recalibrate?
A much-touted bond with the U.S. president has left PM Shinzo Abe largely empty-handed.
Time for Japan to Recalibrate?
Abe in Mar-a-Lago, Round 2: Where the US-Japan Relationship Stands
April 19, 2018
Abe in Mar-a-Lago, Round 2: Where the US-Japan Relationship Stands
How did Shinzo Abe's second trip to Mar-a-Lago go?
Abe in Mar-a-Lago, Round 2: Where the US-Japan Relationship Stands
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
March 24, 2018
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Tokyo has serious concerns about the U.S.-North Korea dialogue and also the potential of nuclear war.
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Joining the Quad: Fear Versus Greed
December 15, 2017
Joining the Quad: Fear Versus Greed
The United States may not like the result of forcing countries to make a choice between it and China.
Joining the Quad: Fear Versus Greed
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