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.
Tokyo's Rainbow Pride parade exceeded 10,000 participants for the first time this year - further evidence that Japan's LGBT movement is at a tipping point.
The UK has been Japan's favored business gateway to Europe - but Brexit, and fears of a UK turn to China, creates tough questions around the relationship.
As rivalry between Beijing and Washington escalates, relations between China and Japan are often limited by Japan's prioritization of the U.S. alliance.
Japan's new Era Name has been announced, with the Reiwa Era set to begin on May 1st - but what does the new name mean and how was it chosen?
A long-running battle over the future of Osaka will dominate April's local elections, as proponents struggle to keep the city's Metropolitan Plan alive.