Sep 15, 2013

Abe's 2020 vision challenged


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared that the Olympics would put Tokyo "at the center of the world." But the real question is: Will Japan use the Olympics to join the real world

Aug 9, 2013

Mr. Abe's constitutional runaround

Shinzo Abe's choice for Cabinet Legislation Bureau chief gives away his intention to seek a constitutional justification for Japan's right to "collective self-defense."

Aug 2, 2013

Smarter diplomacy needed

Given the importance of rebuilding ties with China, perhaps Shinzo Abe should reconsider his emphasis on "universal values" as part of his regional diplomacy.