The shape of Japan's foreign policy in the Trump era

Commentary / Japan Dec 14, 2016

The shape of Japan's foreign policy in the Trump era

It might seem promising that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama this month. But both events actually presage a potentially destabilizing time for Japan — and all of East Asia.

Commentary / Japan Jun 29, 2015

Shinzo Abe's pivot to Asia

Abe should use his speech marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II as an occasion to reinforce the image of Japan as a positive force in Asia.