America's allies must take proactive steps to steer the U.S. back to the right path.
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Both China and Japan should work together to map out how to survive the Trump era.
Abe must convince Trump that the U.S. global role is not some expensive alimony but an investment that generates a higher rate of return than any building in New York City.
The parochialism of Japan's ruling caste blinds it from seeing how the rest of the world is adapting. Therefore, unless a great leader shows up, Japan will require a massive shock to awake from its slumber.
Japan's parochialism is embedded in history and the economic, educational and social structure. We should not expect to see more than a slow change — and it might be toward more rather than less isolation.
The Abe administration's "kulturekampf" against Asahi Shimbun makes it look like the Chinese Communist Party in its hostility to a free press.
What is the justification for the Liberal Democratic Party's strange preference for America's Republican Party over the years? The two parties have little in common.
Japan is way behind in the race to foster professionals who can operate across national, cultural and linguistic barriers. Solutions are not cheap, but the cost of not doing anything is higher.
As Chinese maritime vessels continue to enter the Senkaku Islands’ waters, there is continued focus on the tense state of Sino-Japanese relations.
I like Tokyo Tower. I will get used to the Tokyo Sky Tree (public opening due May 22), but for now I feel more for the familiar graceful lines and the more humane proportions of the older tower. It is an architectural icon, and ...