Suga Promises Continuity. But on Economics, He Can’t Possibly Deliver.
If the yen gets stronger, Japan’s new prime minister will have to come up with something new to protect exports.
Japan’s Suga Will Struggle to Pull off Abe’s Defense Transformation
The new Japanese prime minister shares many of outgoing Shinzo Abe’s policies—but isn’t as wedded to Abe’s big overhaul.
Japan’s New Prime Minister Is a Fixer, Not a Leader
Abe’s right-hand man taking power could mean a return to the days of short-lived premierships.
What the West Needs From Modi
An alliance of democracies to contain China makes sense. But Modi needs to clean up his act.
Biden Has a Serious Credibility Problem in Asia
U.S. allies have grown comfortable with Trump and his tough approach to China—and are anxious about a Biden victory.
Abe Ruined the Most Important Democratic Relationship in Asia
The outgoing Japanese prime minister’s ultranationalism destroyed ties with South Korea.
The Abe Era Ends, Cheering China, Concerning Washington
The United States hasn’t had to worry about Japan in nearly a decade. Now it might have to start.
Unloved But Successful, Shinzo Abe Takes His Bow
The longest-ever-serving Japanese prime minister steered the country through rocky years.
The Half-Real World of Ghost of Tsushima
The game is hauntingly beautiful, but it reshapes history and geography.
On V-J Day, U.S. Pushes for a Stronger Japanese Military
Seventy-five years after Japan surrendered in World War II and scrapped its armed forces, the Trump administration is redoubling efforts to get Tokyo to be more aggressive in countering China.
The Dangerous Illusion of Japan’s Unconditional Surrender
For decades, U.S. foreign policy has been badly distorted by the way that World War II ended.
Slaughter in the East China Sea
What happens if China fights the United States and Japan? A mutual disaster, wargame predicts.
The Hiroshima Effect
Seventy-five years after the first nuclear bomb fell, we are grateful it hasn’t happened again, mystified it didn’t, and terrified it still might.
India’s Pivot to Australia
With discussions underway for Canberra to join the Malabar naval exercises, New Delhi hopes to add a new backer in its fight against China
Japan Is Canceling a U.S. Missile Defense System
Aegis Ashore was more expensive than bargained for, but scrapping the program may come with its own costs.