The public backlash caused by PM Kishida's gift to the Ukraine president of a mere rice paddle is revealing of how most Japanese perceive war.
To avert what could be the biggest postwar crisis for Japan's security environment, the country needs a robust security strategy, including collective defense.
Skillfully translated by Graham B Leonard, the author takes an historical journey into the regional vision of postwar Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira.
"I came to appreciate his willingness to rethink his own position if he concluded he had been in the wrong, and to try to make amends”ー...
Friendship, independence, the road less traveled have led these two Asian nations into steadily strengthening ties and sharing visions on the sidelines of global politics.