The Japanese Government Weighs in with the Supreme Court

The Japanese government has submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court expressing its opinion that the Supreme Court should hear the appeal asking that the statue memorializing Comfort Women be removed. This is an unprecedented step and it appears that the Japanese government determined that the successive establishment of “Comfort Memorials” necessitated that […]

43 Hours on the Road with Trump and Abe

On the night of February 13, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government jet returned to Japan from the United States after a whirlwind visit of over 43 hours that started with a bear-hug welcome from President Donald Trump and ended with a visit to the exclusive members-only Mar-a-Largo resort in Palm Beach, Florida. The two leaders […]

Abe & Trump: A Good Start, but Can it Last?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in New York on the evening of Thursday, November 17 for talks lasting an hour and a half. It is a rare event for a Japanese prime minister to meet with a president-elect prior to inauguration – Prime Minister Abe was also the first head […]