Trump should stay committed to the goal of denuclearlizing North Korea, even if it means walking away from negotiations.
The regional concept has a lengthy past.
Now is the time for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to dramatically change his image in Japan.
Look to Japan-U.S. relations in the 1930s for clues on the course of current Sino-American ties.
Trump's appointment of such senior neocons as John Bolton and Mike Pompeo as well as his withdrawal from the JCPOA ensures the return of Iran's hard-liners.
The most vital issue for Tokyo is whether and how North Korea gives up its decades-old strategic nuclear missile development program.
It is at least the seventh time for Tokyo to see such inter-Korean "agreements" and, most ominously, they have never been implemented.
Few people in Japan are optimistic about the outcome of the Korean talks.
The implications of the limited U.S.-led air raid against Syria are not about Russia. They concern Damascus, Tehran and Pyongyang.
Just as Japan did in the 1930s, China is defying international opinion and challenging the maritime status quo in the western Pacific.