The Abe Cabinet itself is now openly endorsing and defending the Imperial Rescript on Education, in spite of the fact that both houses of the Diet denounced the document in June 1948 as a handmaiden to wartime Japanese militarism.
The decision by the Abe government to return Ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine to Seoul and Consul-General Yasuhiro Morimoto to Busan represents a total failure of Japan’s current approach to diplomatic relations with its closest neighbor, South Korea.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has a stark message for those who fear that Trump administration policies could lead to a global trade war: He says that the war is already on and now the United States is prepared to join it in earnest.
The successes and failures of Japan’s internationalization, especially its struggles with the English language
Steven Clemons lays out his view of why the Trans-Pacific Partnership failed and Donald Trump’s expected trade policies
Japanese leaders’ hopeless quest to talk down a madman
The Abe administration gets a free ride from the Obama administration for Japanese rightwing ideology
Racism has always been an essential element in the struggle over US military bases in Okinawa, but now it has emerged into the mainstream media.
Dr. Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi Foreign Minister, addresses Japanese journalists in Tokyo on September 2, 2016. Topics included diplomatic issues with Syria and Iran.
The Republic of the Philippines is seeks and receives military aid from Japan amid rising tensions in the South China Sea.