China takes the spotlight during German Chancellor Olaf Scholz '12 hour trip to China. Meanwhile, favored partner Japan welcomed Germany's Federal President.
Crowd control should have been undertaken. People in the narrow alley could not move as much as two hours before the tragedy in Itaewon.
Constitutional guarantees on freedom of religion are collapsing as PM Kishida and the Diet follow Nara police, blaming the Unification Church for Abe's death.
Regional democracies are increasing cooperative exercises on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief as initiatives to further stability and security.
Absent a joint capability the Japan Self-Defense Force isn't even the sum of its parts. With it, the JSDF becomes far more capable of defending Japan.
Using China's foreign influence, Beijing seeks to absorb South Korea into its orbit and demolish democratic values and norms, says Han Min-ho.
Diplomacy has not stopped North Korea from firing off missiles. Japan must have what it takes to punish it as an aggressor nation.
The Xi Jinping dictatorship has become absolute. What does that mean to Japan, and how will it affect Tokyo's economic and security policy choices?
Faced with North Korea's rapid missile development, "We will consider all defense options, including the so-called counterstrike capability," he says.
With its provocative missile launches and nuclear threats, North Korea is causing Japan and South Korea to rethink deterrence and alliance-based cooperation.
In an interview, Park Yuha argues that comfort women activism started with good intentions but ignored the universal issue in a rush to hold Japan liable.
Weaponizing famine, the Kremlin blockading Ukraine's grain shipments to Africa and the Middle East in a food crisis is an inhumane violation of human rights.