For 40 years, the United States has made a point of not saying whether it would defend Taiwan against a Chinese invasion. Circumstances have changed and so must that strategy.
For Shinzo Abe's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has four major agenda items in store for the Group of 20's upcoming summit in Osaka.
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.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is "determined to make Japan a country where opportunities for women abound, and glass ceilings are a thing of the past."
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe opines that a framework under which Asian governments publicly disclose their military budgets needs to be established if we are to build trust and avoid a regional arms race.
To resolve conflicting territorial claims in Southeast Asia, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls upon governments in the region to return to the spirit and provisions of the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea.
To make a proactive contribution to peace, Japan will bear its share of responsibility for assuring the security that supports global prosperity and stability, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declares.
Writing from Davos, Switzerland, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says it is not twilight, but a new dawn, that is breaking over Japan, thanks to his administration's overcoming the notion that certain reforms could never be carried out.
TICAD meets again, for the fifth time, in Yokohama. Coinciding with the Golden Jubilee for the African Union, dozens of heads of state from across the continent will bring their passion, zeal and renewed confidence over here to tell us in unison that Africa ...