The Most Important Japanese Boy Band You’ve Never Heard of Isn’t Breaking Up

Even Japan’s prime minister is happy that his country’s oldest boy band is staying together

Shadow Government

What Type of Great Power Does China Want to Be?

Beijing has taken on a new role on the world stage. But is something worrisome driving this good behavior?


The Wisdom of Japan’s Cunning Contrition

Questions for Jennifer Lind, an expert on apologies in international politics.


A Surge in Women’s Employment Is Driving Japan’s Economy

But a host of other negative indicators are pulling it into recession. Why can't Tokyo get its act together?

The Cable

China Gets a Seat in the World’s Currency Country Club

The Chinese renminbi just joined the U.S. dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen, and the British pound in a most exclusive club.

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