Oct 5, 2017

U.S. approves missile sale to Japan amid North Korea threat

The United States approved the sale of 56 advanced medium-range missiles to Japan for an estimated ¥12.6 billion ($113 million), the State Department said Wednesday as the two allies face a growing missile and nuclear threat from North Korea. The planned sale of the AIM-120C-7 ...

/ Mar 1, 2017

The Trump effect and Japan

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Japan has an exceptional opportunity, while maneuvering to remain close to Washington, to reduce its unhealthy security and economic dependency on the United States, and to educate the U.S. administration on the merits and benefits of the key planks of a rules-based global order ...

/ Feb 21, 2017

Same bed, different dreams

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Japanese officials and their private-sector colleagues will need to be creative and ambitious in developing economic cooperation concepts with the U.S. that match the scale and importance of the "Ron-Yasu" years.

/ Jan 21, 2017

Abe congratulates Trump, pledges to bolster Japan-U.S. alliance

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday congratulated Donald Trump on his inauguration as U.S. president and pledged to bolster the Japan-U.S. alliance. In his congratulatory statement addressed to Trump, Abe said he looks forward to together tackling issues facing the world and ensuring the peace ...