In many respects, Japan’s constitutional debate is a microcosm of Asia’s international order, relfecting a basic mode of operation now past it use-by date.
Shinzo Abe may have kickstarted the debate on constitutional change with high hopes for success. But the outcome in 2020 is anything but certain.
There's nowhere quite like Japan – or at least, that's how the Japanese government tells it.
Tensions in Asia may soon boil over. If U.S. leaders fail to seek pathways to peace, the consequences may be grim, warns former National Security Council member.
Beware the 'clasp and yank'.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have just demonstrated to other world leaders how to possibly approach President Donald Trump.
Sanctions and warnings have failed to stop Pyongyang's belligerence.
A small bronze statue in Busan has kicked off a surprisingly big argument.
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The idea of an American Muslim registry has gained traction in some circles, but the historical precedents are shaky at best.
Japan is already in the midst of one delicate constitutional debate – and now it's been confronted with another.
Two of East Asia's biggest powers are still technically at war and deadlocked over contested territories. Now one of them wants to be friends.
Speaking at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Barack Obama sounded a hopeful note – but both the US and Japan still fall short.
As the tension in the East China Sea continues to mount, Japan's militaristic conservatives are putting their country on an aggressive footing.
Sino-Japanese rivalry might well come to dominate this year's G7 and G20.
The decision on who would build Australia’s next generation of submarines carried just as much anticipation in Japan as it did in Australia.
The defence white paper is silent on where Australia's new fleet of 12 submarines will be acquired.
Famously apathetic for decades, Japan's youth are up in arms over the government's efforts to make the country's constitution less pacifist.
Australia looks set to continue to confront its core foreign policy dilemma: balancing relations between its largest trading partner, China, and its key security partners, the US and Japan.
Shinzo Abe’s government (now in its second term) has consistently been vocal about Japan's national defence.