Prime Minister Shinzo Abe guided Japan's diplomacy in 2019 with a steady hand.
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Comparing the state of Japan-China relations in the wake of Shinzo Abe's return to the prime ministership in December 2012 to today, the bilateral relationship has come back to a semblance of normality. During this transition period, we had Japanese and Chinese ambassadors dueling on ...
The take-home message for Japan from Beijing's 70th anniversary extravaganza is that not all is as it seems in China.
Liberal democratic societies such as Japan should see the Hong Kong protests as the first volley in a protracted cyber struggle that could undermine their open societies.
Unfinished political reform, militarization, technological authoritarianism, the politicization of history and great power rivalry is stressing the Indo-Pacific region and Tokyo's attempts to inculcate a rules-based order into the region.
China's response toward the Huawei CFO's extradition are a bellwether of the difficult choices Japan and other middle powers are going to face as the Sino-U.S. rivalry intensifies.
How is Northeast Asia responding to mercurial American leadership?