April 23, 2019
Following World War II, Japan’s U.S.–imposed constitution renounced the use of offensive military force. But a nuclear North Korea and an increasingly assertive China have the Japanese rethinking tha…
November 18, 2014
Diplomatic relations between Japan and China must improve for the Asia-Pacific region to thrive economically and politically, explains CFR’s Sheila Smith.
April 21, 2014
The East and South China Seas are the scene of escalating territorial disputes between China and its neighbors, including Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The tensions, shaped by China’s growing …
April 27, 2012
CFR’s Sheila Smith highlights the significance of the U.S.-Japan Summit as the first state visit by the Democratic Party’s Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, which features a broad agenda and comes at a…
April 6, 2011
The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan will have a severe, lasting impact on the Japanese economy, says CFR’s Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies.