Russia illegally occupies lands belonging to both Japan and Ukraine, including the Northern Territories in Hokkaido, which Soviet troops grabbed in 1945.
Qin Gang was known for his inflammatory statements. With the return of Wang Yi as foreign minister, expect an escalation of Chinese rhetoric.
Building new-style bilateral ties with the Middle East through technical cooperation promotes regional security while advancing Japan's stable energy goals.
The governor's proposed Okinawa diplomacy office sends to foreign governments signals that conflict with national policies and damage the national interest.
Japan's Chrysanthemum throne will continue to play a key role in enhancing interest in Japanese society, value systems, and cultural distinctiveness.
In order to counter China's hegemony, a multiple encirclement by the democratic countries is being formed. But is France in it, or out?
Addressing Myanmar, Tokyo should utilize the relationship of trust it has built with ASEAN in the postwar period through economic and humanitarian assistance.
Proactive diplomacy, for one, requires Prime Minister Kishida to visit Ukraine and assure President Zelenskyy of Japan's continuing support.
The Ukraine war and double threat from China and North Korea in Japan's backyard have pushed Tokyo to update national security plans and step up India...
When the full history of Heisei Japan is written, it will be seen that Japan’s leadership during those three decades has been praiseworthy and constructive.
China has used panda diplomacy to mask its legacy of human rights abuses, including in Tibet. Ironically, the prized panda originates from Tibet.
Using China's foreign influence, Beijing seeks to absorb South Korea into its orbit and demolish democratic values and norms, says Han Min-ho.