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.
Shinzo Abe will have a hard time to make his vision of a Japan as the biggest Asian power a reality.
Japan enters an era of “beautiful harmony” as a new emperor ascends to the throne. But beneath the surface is a rising militarism.
Japan’s succession will provide the country with symbols of its past, though some will try to hijack them as markers for the future.
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.
In its shameless pursuit of Japanese suprematism, the Abe government declares Hitler’s racist diatribe as apt literature for schoolchildren.
How will the Trump Administration shift economic and security ties with Japan?
Despite Trump in the White House, Japan aims to get the TPP anyway and keep U.S. troops in the country too. Is that realistic?
Can Japan financially afford to be the muscular regional leader that Abe and the ruling LDP want it to be?