Suga Yoshihide’s successor as prime minister will have to navigate a tricky environment.
Early results from surveys indicate that the pandemic-plagued Olympiad had little social impact among young Tokyo residents.
Instead of focusing only on how to control the movement of water, cities should also embrace the ongoing “amphibious transformation” by adapting to life on water.
A closer look at the initiatives to create alternate global supply chains that are durable, resilient and less reliant on China.
The pitfalls of a US Indo-Pacific strategy
The new president’s advantage, according to Mumbai-born journalist and author Salil Tripathi, is his experience and maturity.
While the longest-serving Japanese leader will rank high among the more memorable and effective of his predecessors, he tended to be more popular abroad than at home.
The diminished prestige of China and the US will prompt Japan to step up engagement with like-minded powers to reinforce stability and the existing rules-based order.
The purpose of the Chiang Mai Initiative should be renewed and deploying it would be a step towards ASEAN regional financial integration.
Even before the coronavirus pandemic forced their postponement, the 2020 Tokyo Games were haunted by memories of past Japanese Olympiads.
Robin Ramcharan of the Asia Centre in Bangkok offers an approach for strengthening democratization in the region.
Alliances and partnerships with the US should be viewed as insurance contracts to hedge against the uncertainties of Beijing’s growing power and influence.
Domestic politics trumps diplomacy: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken a strong line on Korea to boost his approval ratings