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US and Japan Name China as Threat to International Order

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

‘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?

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

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?

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

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.

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