The United States has become more inward-focused and nationalistic, but as Toshihiro Nakayama argues, Japan does not have a back-up plan to its alliance with the United States. Nor is the shift in U.S. attitudes confined to President Donald Trump. Skepticism about global commitments has taken root in the United States, and Japan is going to have to have to reckon with it for years to come.
This podcast series is part of a project on Northeast Asian Nationalisms and the U.S.-Japan Alliance, which is made possible through support from the U.S.-Japan Foundation.
Professor Celeste Arrington looks at the recent rise of activist citizen movements in Japan and South Korea and how they have changed the conversation over war…
CFR Senior Fellow for Japan Studies Sheila A. Smith introduces episodes 5-8 of Nationalism, Japan, and a Changing Asia.
Professor Yuichi Hosoya discusses changing Japanese public opinion towards these reforms and what additional defense capabilities Japan is considering next.