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December 10, 2012

Japan
Buildings are silhouetted against the setting sun in front of Mount Fuji in Tokyo Akio Takahara: Undervaluing Ourselves

This blog post is part of a series entitled Is Japan in Decline?, in which leading experts analyze Japan’s economy, politics, and society and give their assessment of Japan’s future. When I was pres…

January 3, 2018

Japan
Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force tanks take part in an annual training session with Mount Fuji in the background at Higashifuji training field in Gotemba, Japan August 24, 2017. Nationalism, Japan, and a Changing Asia

Japan’s choices in a changing Asia will define the region’s future and will have tremendous impact on U.S. policy in Asia. Japanese today, like their neighbors on the Korean peninsula and in China, a…

November 4, 2017

Japan
Podcast Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian No. 51 sails near Japan Coast Guard vessels and a Japanese fishing boat in the East China Sea on July 1, 2013. Episode 2: The Competing Nationalisms of Japan and China

Professor Akio Takahara explains how different strands of nationalism in the two countries have worsened tensions in recent years and how the U.S.-Japan alliance must adapt.

November 28, 2012

Japan
Buildings are silhouetted against the setting sun in front of Mount Fuji in Tokyo Is Japan in Decline?: A Conversation

This blog post is part of a series entitled Is Japan in Decline?, in which leading experts analyze Japan’s economy, politics, and society and give their assessment of Japan’s future. Japan is now in…

July 26, 2011

Japan
Akio Toyoda, center, poses with Iwate Governor Takuya Tasso, left, and Miyagi Governor Yoshihiro Murai before a meeting at Miyagi prefectural government in Sendai July 19. A Vote of Confidence by Toyota*

Akio Toyoda, center, poses with Iwate Governor Takuya Tasso, left, and Miyagi Governor Yoshihiro Murai before a meeting at Miyagi prefectural government in Sendai July 19. (Courtesy The Asahi Shimbun…