Commentary Topics

May 18, 2015

Disillusionment with Japan

by Hugh Cortazzi

Inevitably observers of Japan are disappointed and disillusioned when they see that Japanese leaders in politics and business are failing to confront the demographic threat and promote the changes needed to achieve a positive future for Japan.

Toward an alliance of hope

May 12, 2015

Toward an alliance of hope

by Shinzo Abe

Japan's agenda under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is simple and straightforward: reform at home and proactive contributions to global peace based on the principle of international cooperation.