In democratic Japan, the emperor still has influence, while in Tonga, the monarchy takes a unique approach to balancing executive powers between sovereign and parliament
Amid persistent concerns across the region about safety, Japan plans to dump into the ocean radioactive wastewater from the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant
Moves by President Yoon Suk-yeol to address irritants in South Korea’s relations with Japan have led to the first bilateral summit since 2011
The Japanese prime minister and US president showed strategic unity on countering China but their convergence did not make Japan’s balancing challenge any easier
The prospect for building a global architecture for cross-border data flows anytime soon is very limited.
Key economies must focus on regional integration and promoting greater collaboration in the necessary governance to address pressing global challenges.
The debate in Japan over nuclear power has heated up.
An outline of India’s pursuit of Buddhist diplomacy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who found a soulmate strategist in Japanese counterpart Abe Shinzo
Japan’s longest-serving PM underscored the importance of “cultivating one’s own garden” to bolster international credibility, effectiveness and leadership.
A reflection on Abe the politician, what he accomplished and what he failed to do, and what to expect from the country’s current leader Kishida Fumio.
An analysis of the security challenges Tokyo faces, particularly with China, given the possibility that Beijing may attempt to take control of Taiwan.
Could the pandemic change Japan’s work culture for the better?
The Quad can be a strong coalition of influence within the United Nations that could counter China’s growing weight in the international organization.
The pandemic has given rise to an unstable bipolarity that, if left to deteriorate, could pave the way to a multipolar future.
Japan could demonstrate how a middle power can successfully set a path through the treacherous terrain of the great power rivalry.
Why did the announcement of the OECD's ground-breaking global minimum tax proposal have little effect on markets?
Disruptions and disputes among the major powers with interests in the region should not hinder deeper cooperation if all players focus on trade and investment.
Suga Yoshihide’s successor as prime minister will have to navigate a tricky environment.