Popular culture plays an underestimated role in shaping policymakers' world views and choices.
For Franz-stefan Gady's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The fighter can't fulfill crucial operational requirements of the Air Self-Defense Force.
A deep historical sense of mistrust festers between the two communist nations.
Can words alone mitigate the obvious gravity of nuclear holocaust?
Is the North Korean crisis slowly eroding the postwar taboo against using nuclear weapons?
The sooner the U.S. accepts that a North Korean ICBM capability is a reality, the sooner it can focus on how to deal with the North Korean problem more comprehensively, moving beyond mere security.
The botched bidding process for a contract to build submarines for Australia's navy was an important lesson for Japan.