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DIPLOMACY

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is greeted by Abdulla bin Touq Al Mari, the UAE's minister of economy, during a reception in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Monday.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 20, 2023
Kishida's Middle East visit creates an opportunity for Japan
Kishida visit shows Japan's policy vis-a-vis the Middle East is shifting from the traditional energy-securing economic diplomacy to a more strategic foreign policy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 12, 2022
Japan considers clarifying Abe's diplomatic legacy in security guideline
In the revised National Security Strategy, Tokyo will also mention that 'no unilateral change of the status quo by force will be tolerated' regarding Taiwan.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 24, 2022
The death of Shinzo Abe must not be in vain
At the onset of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's second administration, the expectations were low. However, the perception of him changed over time as a result of his accomplishments.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 23, 2022
How Beijing’s unpopularity is undermining its global ambitions
Japan needs to team up with the U.S. and other allies to better understand and counter China's attempts to influence Southeast Asian nations.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 17, 2022
What the world got wrong about Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe's time in power was often tainted by an undeserved distrust. But all he sought to do was to make Japan a normal country
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 13, 2022
Anti-American sentiment throws a long shadow over geopolitics
There is even a virulent strain of anti-American sentiment among countries with much to lose if they distance themselves from Washington and its policies.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 10, 2022
The true legacy of Shinzo Abe’s foreign policy
Japan's transformative statesman not only defended democracy, he sought to repair ties with China for a more secure world.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 21, 2022
Ukraine war shows us the enemies of our friends are not always our enemies
It is impossible to cast the war in Ukraine as a black-and-white struggle between democracy and despotism.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 13, 2022
South Korea’s new president is likely a bland centrist, and that is OK
The real divide between South Korea's right and left is over foreign policy. Change will be most evident here, and Japan particularly is likely to find a Yoon presidency easier.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Apr 25, 2022
China’s 'wolf warrior' diplomacy at a crossroads amid Ukraine crisis
Confrontation between democratic states — including the U.S., Europe and Japan — and authoritarian states centered around China and Russia has become clearer in recent times.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Mar 21, 2022
Why China has failed to build 'great power relations' with the U.S.
Fifty years on from the Shanghai Communique, the nations have failed to reach a concrete understanding, despite changes in leadership.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Feb 22, 2022
What Kishida’s ‘realism diplomacy for a new era’ actually means for Japan
By labeling his foreign policy stance as “realism,” the prime minister is apparently trying to avoid being criticized by conservative members of the party.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 9, 2022
South Korea candidate's aide aims for restart of shuttle diplomacy with Japan
Shuttle diplomacy between Japan and South Korea had been implemented by several leaders of the two countries, but has been suspended for over a decade.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 26, 2022
Japan and allies look to hold 'Quad' foreign minister talks in February
Among likely agenda items for the meeting are members' cooperation in such fields as security and the economy toward realizing a 'free and open Indo-Pacific.'
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Dec 3, 2021
What Japan needs to do to boost its economic security
Through its Strategic Headquarters on the Creation of a New International Order, the ruling LDP is hoping to ensure Japan's economy can weather any storm.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 3, 2021
Will Japan-South Korea relations ever get back on track?
There has been a fundamental shift in the dynamics surrounding bilateral ties, with both sides hardening their approach.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 2, 2021
U.S. and South Korea to update war plans while urging diplomacy with North Korea
North Korea has continued to rebuff entreaties for diplomacy since U.S. President Joe Biden took over from Donald Trump, who had three summits with leader Kim Jong Un.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 25, 2021
China quietly and deftly shapes international discourse
China is increasingly growing confident and capable in propagating terminology and vocabulary that carry normative impact. Simply put, Beijing's discourse power shows signs of growth.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 17, 2021
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Malaysia as special envoy
Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the Southeast Asian country adopting its Look East policy aimed at emulating Japan's work ethic.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 16, 2021
China missing from itinerary for U.S. diplomat's second Asia tour
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman to discuss North Korea, climate change and global health issues amid the ongoing pandemic with her Japanese and South Korean counterparts.

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