Japan and South Korea made need a few more decades before reaching a true rapprochement.
Unless a diplomatic genius appears out of the blue and solve this small but serious spat between Tokyo and Seoul, the two neighbors may have to reach an extreme end of their game of chicken.
The endgame of the latest war game simulation was neither rosy nor promising.
Japan needs a realistic strategy for South Korea that will bring Seoul back into full engagement over security issues.
U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton is on the same page as Japan when it comes to North Korea, but his hawkish Iran stance is cause for concern.
Should the third but potentially only symbolic U.S.-North Korea summit eclipse the significance of the Osaka G20 summit?
We should not underestimate the will and power of the Iranians.
Tokyo should strive to not let U.S. policymakers' strategic attention be diverted from East Asia to the Middle East yet again.
The West badly misread China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square incident.
Don't expect the establishment of an Indo-Pacific Treaty Organization anytime soon.