A recent Abe announcement is significant but hardly signals a decoupling.
For Shin Kawashima's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
China's lending policies present some challenges to the region.
As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, it finds itself at a new crossroads.
Is it time for Washington to rethink its diplomatic approach toward Phnom Penh?
To improve bilateral ties, it's important for both China and Japan to drive forward civil exchanges in some form that is not influenced by political agenda.
China needs to demonstrate "reciprocity" if it wishes to act as a superpower.