Dec 19, 2008

Obama may press Japan

Japan’s ruling establishment hoped that John McCain, surrounded by “friends of Japan,” would win the race to the White House. Conservative commentators fear that President-elect Barack Obama will neglect Japan while paying too much attention to China. These concerns are unfounded. There is no ...

Oct 18, 2008

Japan in a post-U.S. world

Besides the economic damage, the global financial crisis has dangerous strategic implications for Japan. Since 1945, the world has been organized along U.S.-centric lines. By providing security guarantees to its allies, Washington has supplied an international public good to the entire planet. Even countries ...

Jul 30, 2008

Nationalism isn't an issue in Japan

As Japan renews its claim on Takeshima (Dokdo to Koreans) and prepares to mark the Aug. 15 anniversary of the end of the Great East Asia War, we can expect more Asians — and some Americans — to warn against the dangers of rising ...