For both Japan and the U.S. to benefit from a shift in trade dynamics between the two countries, weapons may be the best choice for Tokyo and Washington.
Shinzo Abe, the reelected Prime Minister, will have a hard time to make his vision of a Japan as the biggest Asian power a reality.
Overcoming nationalistic barriers is more urgent than ever for pro-Western Asian countries.
Asian countries like South Korea are nervous about the United States changing its trade deals next.
Trump or no Trump: Taiwan’s path for growth is curtailed by a political roadblock, the PRC’s “One China” policy.
Following the U.S. withdrawal from the TPP, the Asia-Pacific region faces a lot of internal divisions over trade strategies.
Britain is not alone in paying a price for its strategic isolationism. International disillusionment with the US has also begun.
How the constitutional monarch may be able to set the tone for social change in Japan.
Can Japan financially afford to be the muscular regional leader that Abe and the ruling LDP want it to be?