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‘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.

Report

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.

Report

China’s Sea Change

In its first defense white paper, China's leadership paints a muscular vision of how it will defend its newfound place in the sun.

The Cable

An Ohio Free Trade Champion Just Introduced a Measure That Could Kill the TPP

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is a free trade champion. But he's introduced a measure that could kill a massive Asian trade partnership.

Argument

The United States is casting doubts over its nuclear commitment in the Pacific

By failing to help South Korea and Japan with small threats, the United States is casting doubts on its biggest commitment in the region.

Passport

Does Japan Have the Solution to Amtrak’s Problems?

Tokyo has proposed building a high speed rail connecting Washington to Baltimore, and eventually to New York City.

Tea Leaf Nation

A Day to Watch in China: September 3, 2015

It will mark a nationwide holiday to remember victory over Japan. Visitors from Japan may wish to steer clear.

The Cable

Japan’s Abe Sells Trade Deal to Congress

In a 50-minute minute speech in Washington, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made his most high-profile pitch yet for a trans-Pacific trade pact that has divided U.S. lawmakers and turned liberal Democrats against the White House over concerns about job losses and wage stagnation.

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