Panelists discuss Japan under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s leadership and examine Japan’s domestic challenges, security posture in the face of escalating geopolitical tensions, and regional economic goals.
Two years into the pandemic, Japan has proven more effective than the United States and European countries at managing outbreaks. Still, the Japanese public has criticized government efforts, and two prime ministers have stepped down.
The rapid pace of North Korean diplomacy makes it crucial that Japan and South Korea coordinate more closely on potential changes to Northeast Asian security. But they must first overcome some deep-rooted grievances.