While the U.S. and Japan have no aggressive designs on China, Beijing understandably looks uneasily at the alliance of its old enemy with the globe's dominant power. Thus, China is developing a military capable of confronting American as well as Japanese military action, no easy task.
U.S. foreign policy should reflect global realities. When they change, so should Washington's approach to the world. The radical transformation of Northeast Asia over the last six decades requires a similarly radical transformation of U.S. policy.
The greatest threat to Japan's security at the moment is not China or North Korea, it is the nation's public debt, which has surpassed one quadrillion yen ($10.46 trillion).
Any signs of China's slowdown bleeding all the way into the US economy will be seen as a disaster that could be the tipping point for the whole Global economy - OR - it could be the trigger for the next MASSIVE round of Global stimulus.
This catastrophic funding crisis risks condemning generations of refugees to live in camps indefinitely. If the GCC could match aid for Syrians to the economic assistance it donates to friendly governments, the impact could be huge.
Obama's China syndrome is that he seeks both to engage China and to contain China. Both are appropriate and arguably quite necessary goals for American statecraft. But they presuppose a state of creative tension between the established superpower and would-be superpower.
Opening night, full of students, faculty and friends. Drawings by Inupiat tribesmen, not seen in public since the 1930's. Exhibited artwork collected by Philosophy Professor Wendell Ter Bush and donated to the University in 1935.
The gravest threat to American global leadership is neither Russia nor China but continued interest group-driven congressional abandonment of the kind of balanced strategy that won the Cold War.
Despite having not taken part in the Syrian crisis, Japan is today being questioned for not taking in any refugees from the war-torn nation.
If you have a wife and a kid (or should those things be denied to people?) how do you house, clothe and feed them while saving for college and retirement? And remember - $15/hr is DOUBLE what millions of people are actually making under the current rules.
Cat People of America - rejoice! The US now has its very own Japanese cat café.
Bola Taylor, a Jazz/Gospel singer who has spent the last 20 years of her life combining her musical talents with missionary work in Japan has announced that she has inoperable cancer and will be performing her final concert on September 21st after being discharged from the hospital.
From the bespectacled to the bubbly, the daunting to the daring, Asia's Buddhas are among its most extraordinary cultural, artistic, and of course, spiritual attractions. With this in mind, the members of travel website Trippy.com offer their favorite places to pay homage.
(Image courtesy of Issa PR) Grand Central Terminal in New York City is a place of arrivals and departures and it is beneath the magnificent tur...
This week, Prime Minister Abe and his supporters will finish their final thrashing of the nation's democratic processes to secure the definitional changes they have long hunted for Japan's military.
No doubt, the bombastic Donald is an unlikely president. Yet what may be most extraordinary about his campaign is that on foreign policy, at least, he may be the most sensible Republican in the race.