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May 23, 2022

Military Operations
A Conversation With Adam Smith

U.S. Representative Adam Smith, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, discusses the future of U.S. foreign policy and defense priorities, congressional initiatives designed to strengthen U…

Play Polish and American soldiers stand near their armoured vehicles during Defender Europe 2022 military exercise of NATO troops including French, American, and Polish troops, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the military range in Bemowo Piskie, near Orzysz, Poland May 24, 2022

July 11, 2022

Japan
Will Abe’s Legacy Be Constitutional Revision?

Following the assassination of Shinzo Abe, Japanese went to the polls to vote in the Upper House election. 

Fumio Kishida, Japan's Prime Minister and president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), places a red paper rose on an LDP candidate's name, to indicate a victory in the upper house election, at the party's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, July 10, 2022

July 8, 2022

Japan
Japan's Shocking Loss

Former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo was assassinated on July 8.

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo speaks during a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan.

May 17, 2022

Asia
President Biden’s Japan and South Korea Trip, With Sheila A. Smith and Scott A. Snyder

Sheila A. Smith, CFR’s John E. Merow senior fellow for Asia-Pacific studies, and Scott A. Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at CFR, sit down wit…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden exits Air Force One before delivering remarks on infrastructure at the Portland Air National Guard Base on April 21, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.

May 16, 2022

Japan
Japan Turns Its Attention to Economic Security

Japan's Economic Security Legislation has been passed.

Japan’s flag at a steel plant at Keihin industrial zone. Panasonic Corp's lithium-ion batteries displayed at the Panasonic Center. Japan's flag in front of a commercial construction site. Mock of lithium-ion battery displayed at Asahi Kasei Corporation.

May 9, 2022

Japan
Honoring Toshihiro Nakayama

A profound loss in the U.S.-Japan community.

Dr. Toshihiro Nakayama

April 29, 2022

Japan
Ukraine Response Deepens Japan-Europe Strategic Ties

In the months since Russia invaded Ukraine, Japan has deepened ties with Ukraine and its European neighbors.

Foreign Minister for Japan Yoshimasa Hayashi and Foreign Minister for Norway Anniken Huitfeldt at the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs, NATO Headquarters, Brussels, April 7, 2022

June 23, 2022

Japan
Fifty Years Later, Okinawa Is Still a Strategic Crossroads

Japan’s Okinawa islands still have an outsize importance to U.S. military operations in the Indo-Pacific, particularly in deterring a Chinese attack against Taiwan.

May 27, 2022

Indo-Pacific
The Quad Is Getting More Ambitious in the Indo-Pacific

The leaders of the United States, Australia, India, and Japan held their fourth Quad meeting in May. After a year dedicated to fighting the pandemic, here’s what they pledged to take on next.

February 4, 2022

Japan
Japan’s Lawmakers Call Out Human Rights Abuses in China

As the winter Olympics begin this week in Beijing, the Japanese parliament has added its voice to the global chorus of concern about human rights in China. 

Lawmakers stand up to show their support as Japan's parliament adopts resolution on human rights in China at the parliament in Tokyo