The Cable

Wikileaks Reveals New Spy Cables Showing How U.S.-Japan Diplomacy Isn't Always Sweet

New WikiLeaks cables purportedly show U.S. eavesdropping on ally Japan for diplomatic -- if diminutive -- details on trade and environmental policies.

Shadow Government

Why Asia Should Fear the ‘Persian Pivot’

Our friends in Asia worry that the Iran deal could set the stage for a similar pact with China.


‘Japan Alone Cannot Guard or Sustain Peace’

Foreign Policy talks to Japan’s former defense minister about reinterpreting the country's constitution to counter China’s peaceful rise.


Why Putin Is Squaring Off With Tokyo

Japan wants to end a decades-long fight with Russia over control of the Kuril Islands. But a paranoid Kremlin is doubling down instead.

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