China and Japan are working to present a united front on free trade issues - but their facade of unity hides fundamental differences in their approaches.
Japan has one of the lowest recycling rates in the OECD - but in the absence of government action, community-led initiatives are pushing for change.
Japan's reliance on energy from the Middle East makes it keen to avoid conflict between the U.S. and Iran - but much of this crisis is beyond its control.
Myanmar is a prime opportunity for the U.S. and Japan to work together on economic development, but foreign policy differences undermine their efforts.
As disputes between the U.S. and China overshadow Asian geopolitics, top officials in China and Japan seek to emphasize the stability of their relationship.
If the U.S.-Japan military alliance is to be effective in a new era of geopolitics, both sides need to be realistic about the "grand bargain" that underpins it.
The U.S.-China trade conflict has stoked fears of "Cold War 2.0" - but this is only one of several possible scenarios Japan should plan for.
As Donald Trump officially visits Emperor Naruhito, calls for Japan to do a quick trade deal with the U.S. have intensified - but Tokyo should resist.
Welcome to the May 2019 installment of “Sino-Japanese Review”, a monthly column that provides a running commentary on the evolution of the important relationship between China and Japan, and helps...
Four years after Shibuya became the first place in Japan to officially recognize LGBT partnerships, the system is spreading more rapidly than ever.