Japan

Japan doubles down in defense of post-war order

Japan has gone all-in with the Western response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The strategic consequences for Tokyo are considerable. Japan’s long-running efforts to...

Japan’s vague but shifting stance on Taiwan

Tensions are rising in the Taiwan Strait. In recent years, many developed nations have become concerned about China’s military expansion. The Russian invasion of Ukraine...

The resistant roots of Japan’s digital dysfunction

A city clerk in western prefecture of Yamaguchi carries a floppy disk containing account information for 463 residents to a local bank. He has...

No easy middle way for Japan on Taiwan

At a time when geopolitical storms are hammering Taiwan’s coast, Japan’s senior national security official met his Chinese opposite number for seven hours of...

With Abe gone, Japan-Russia in a new deep freeze

For almost 60 years, Moscow’s large embassy near central Tokyo has been under siege. Tokyo demands the return of some islands it lost to Moscow...

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