Japan’s longest-serving prime minister achieved not only a stable Japan — but one with a clear view of its own identity and role in the world.
Germany has always been an inspiration to Japan since the country opened itself up. These days, it may be Angela Merkel and her brand of leadership that inspires Japan the most.
If history is to serve as a guide, xenophobia must be treated as a grave risk that is as contagious and as deadly as any virus.
COVID 19 will change trade relations among Asian countries themselves, as well as between the U.S. and Asia.
How will Japan’s new emperor fare when it comes to promoting Japan’s image and interests overseas?
Shinzo Abe will have a hard time to make his vision of a Japan as the biggest Asian power a reality.
By moving forward with the bilateral trade deal, Japan and the EU are making clear that the global appetite for trade deals outside of the U.S. remains strong.
The Trump administration places too much emphasis on reducing the trade deficit — and not enough on investing in future U.S. competitiveness.
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.
Overcoming nationalistic barriers is more urgent than ever for pro-Western Asian countries.