A Changing United States and Japan

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.

September 18, 2019 — 40:04 min
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Episode Guests

Sheila A. Smith

Senior Fellow for Japan Studies

Toshihiro Nakayama

Professor of American Politics and Foreign Policy, Keio University

Show Notes

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.

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