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July 1, 2014

Japan
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta addresses U.S. and Japanese forces at Yokota Air Base outside of Tokyo, October 24, 2011. The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance

The U.S.-Japan alliance has been the cornerstone of Washington’s security policy in East Asia, but rising threats from China, North Korea, and economic recovery raise questions about the future of th…

April 8, 2016

China
Poppy-field-soldier-Helmand Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of April 8, 2016

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Gabriella Meltzer, Gabriel Walker, and Pei-Yu Wei look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Corruption and combat thwart counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan. T…

October 16, 2015

China
Ma-Ba-Tha-rally - 10-16-15 Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of October 16, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Sungtae “Jacky” Park, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. Hard-line Buddhist monks sway politics in Myanm…

August 5, 2015

Asia
Rethinking Asia’s Postwar Settlement

The seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II is being marked in Northeast Asia by efforts to refresh—and revise—understandings of the brutal twentieth century war that laid the foundations o…

August 5, 2013

Japan
Interns of the non-profit organization Dot JP celebrate the end of their two-month internships in the offices of Japanese politicians from the Kansai region September 22, 2012 (Courtesy of Dot JP's Facebook page). Charles T. McClean: Getting Out the Youth Vote in Japan

Charles T. McClean is a Research Associate for Japan Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Japan’s future is the subject of headlines these days, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s victory in th…

December 3, 2011

Japan
Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa, left, apologizes to Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima December 2, 2011 (Tadashi Mizowaki/Courtesy to the Asahi Shimbun) Adding Insult to Injury in Okinawa

Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa, left, apologizes to Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima December 2, 2011 (Tadashi Mizowaki/Courtesy to the Asahi Shimbun). It is difficult to write about the events of…