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January 3, 2018

Japan
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…

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.

November 3, 2017

Japan
Episode 1: Rearming Under the Shadow of History

Hitoshi Tanaka, chairman of the Institute for International Strategy at the Japan Research Institute, describes how Japan has been navigating these challenges, and the critical role of the U.S.-Japan…

Podcast United Nations Mission in South Sudan peacekeepers from Japan assemble a drainage pipe at Tomping camp, where some 15,000 people who fled their homes following recent fighting are sheltered by the United Nations, in Juba January 7, 2014.

April 1, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of April 1, 2016

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Gabriella Meltzer, Gabriel Walker, and Pei-Yu Wei look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Anger, grief, and questions linger over debris of coll…

Kolkata-collapse

October 18, 2005

Defense and Security
Countering China’s Military Modernization

China’s military modernization agenda has led most other countries in the region to respond with defense plans of their own to balance China’s growing military capabilities.  

December 1, 2008

Defense and Security
Symposium on the U.S.-Japan Partnership: An Agenda For Change

This symposium was cosponsored by Council on Foreign Relations and the Asahi-Shimbun. Widely acclaimed as the most respected and credible source of news in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, the Asa…

March 26, 2013

Politics and Government
Hello (Welcome Back), Shinzo Abe: Prime Minister of Japan

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That old saying could be the motto of Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who today marks the end of his third month in office. You see, he had this job…

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe addresses cadets during a graduation ceremony at the National Defense Academy of Japan (Kiyoshi Ota/Courtesy Reuters).

December 12, 2012

Japan
Alexandra Harney: Rural Japan

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. If there is any…

Buildings are silhouetted against the setting sun in front of Mount Fuji in Tokyo

December 3, 2011

Japan
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…

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

November 2, 2011

Climate Change
Could Aggressive Climate Targets Backfire?

For the past several years, international climate diplomacy has been focused on cutting greenhouse gas emissions deeply enough to keep global temperatures from rising by more than two degrees centigr…

February 25, 2010

Asia
U.S. and Regional Experts Outline Ways to Build Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Northeast Asia’s security environment constitutes a formidable foreign policy challenge for the United States. Issues such as the frozen war on the Korean peninsula, China’s expanding military prowes…