Only top-level negotiations backed by pressure from the United States and other international communities will break the deadlock.
Megumi Yokota was abducted 45 years ago. Her mother says, even if 4 US presidents want to cooperate, no progress can be made without Japan’s action.
Shinzo Abe’s quest for “normality” continues — in foreign policy, cultural pride, and possession of similar intelligence resources to other large democracies.
The Prime Minister should convince the public of what is required for the defense of Japan and the level of spending required to accomplish it.
Instead of acknowledging the Uyghurs’ human rights issues, she supported the Chinese propaganda and has been silent on the atrocities of other dictatorships.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has an audacious plan to help the North in return for disarmament. He says he also wants a better relationship with...
“There can be no way to protect our country just by advocating non-nuclearism,” declared the granddaughter of a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
The Ukraine crisis has made it clear that the the threat of nuclear war again looms over the world. Japan should lead pragmatic discussions on deterrence.
Much of North Korean diplomacy seems to be done ad-hoc. “It is person-based,” said Swedish Ambassador Jonas Michael Wendel in an online symposium in the UN....
Kishida presented an action plan for abolishing nuclear weapons in the first address by a Japanese prime minister to the members of the NPT Conference.
The 2022 Defense of Japan white paper shows Tokyo would deplore an invasion of Taiwan by China which would stir up a devastating conflict in the...
NATO’s 2022 Strategic Concept mentions Russia, but also China for the first time, expressing wariness towards the “systemic challenges posed by the PRC.”