Japan Is Taking on China in Africa
With more strategic investments, Japan may hold a key to sustainable development on the continent.
Japan Started a War It Wasn’t Ready to Fight
Tokyo picked a trade brawl with Seoul—but wasn't prepared for the inevitable blowback.
Pacific Tour Tests New Pentagon Chief
Mark Esper sets out to persuade U.S. allies in Asia that the United States has their back.
The Asian Century Is Over
Beset by conflicts, stagnating economies, and political troubles, the region no longer looks set to rule the world.
The World This Weekend
Japan and South Korea continue a historic dispute while Turkey exits the F-35 program amid tensions with the United States.
France Is Looking for New Allies in Asia
Eager to project its power in the Indo-Pacific, the country has doubled down on Japan and India.
Japan’s Trade War Is as Futile as Trump’s
Tokyo’s temper tantrum over history is mostly hurting itself.
Why Are Japan and South Korea at Each Other’s Throats?
A trade dispute has widened into a full-blown relationship crisis—and the shadow of World War II hangs over it all.
Japan and South Korea Don’t Have to Love Each Other to Be Allies
History still rankles, but the relationship is sound.
China and Japan’s Pragmatic Peace
Facing U.S. unpredictability, both countries have decided that they’re better off working together.
Xi-Trump G-20 Meeting Produces Trade Truce
China and the United States signal another truce in the trade war, but existing tariffs--and seemingly irreconcilable demands--still remain.
The United States Needs Japan-South Korea Reconciliation
This weekend's G-20 efforts are likely to flop as old quarrels emerge.
Tokyo Keeps Defending World War II Atrocities
Japan's legal excuses over slave labor are weak at best.