Japan and China continue to improve diplomatic ties - but Chinese activity around disputed islands in the East China Sea is still a potential flashpoint.
A bill in South Korea's parliament seeks reconciliation with Japan by resolving historical disputes - but it repeats the mistakes of past failed efforts.
Last month, media reported that the Japanese government would be purchasing a small island off the coast of Kagoshima to build a new military training facility. Although technically it will...
Rising U.S. - Iran tensions create additional risk for a planned Japanese naval deployment to the region. Can Tokyo avoid being pulled into the conflict?
Welcome to the December 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...
Japan felt the impact of climate change in floods and heatwaves this year - but few Japanese people joined the environmental protests which swept the globe.
Sunday, December 15 marked 53 years since the murder of a Japanese postwar icon Rikidōzan. Some may know of him as the Godfather of Japanese puroresu (pro wrestling), but that’s...
The Tokyo Global Dialogue raised tough questions about the future of the liberal order and how it should respond to both populism and the rise of China.
By engaging in a debate over the constitution, not just bluntly opposing revision, Japan's opposition could more fully represent its supporters' interests.
While Chinese people have increasingly positive views of Japan, Japanese people still have significant reservations about China despite improving relations.