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US Japan Relations

Not Just an Island, But a Bridge: Japan's Thorny South Becomes Its Greatest Global Asset

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 11.30.2014 | World
Joshua W. Walker

As China becomes increasingly more aggressive to U.S. allies in the region, America's significant presence in Okinawa has never been more necessary. But the devil remains in the details of how 33 military bases across the island can be most efficiently dispersed and leveraged.

The United States' Stance on Sino-Japanese Maritime Dispute

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

The United States' stance which was largely neutral earlier over the disputed islets in the East China Sea between China and Japan seems to have morphed from ambiguous neutrality to a more pro-Japanese flavor.

Nice Japan Welcomes Sweet Caroline: Five Things to Know

Nancy Snow | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nancy Snow

Caroline Kennedy has the opportunity to be the most influential ambassador to Japan in 50 years.

U.S. Sailor Found Dead In Japan

Posted 10.29.2012 | World

Police in Japan said Monday that a U.S. sailor was found dead at a train station in Nagasaki Prefecture over the weekend. The sailor, identified a...

China, Japan and USA: Peace Partners Through Commerce

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 12.21.2012 | World
Noel Irwin Hentschel

To be an American business person in China during the recent dramatic fallout of Sino-Japan relations over disputed island sovereignty in the East China Sea offered a thought provoking opportunity for the U.S.

Reaffirming Tokyo's Leader in Washington

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Joshua W. Walker

In isolation, neither 3.11 nor Mr. Noda have changed Japan. Yet in different ways both have exposed the Japanese state's shortcomings by contrasting the resilience of its citizenry with the impotence of its government.

US-Japan Friendship Dolls Then & How to Help Today

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

This is a time when Japan and its current leader, Naoto Kan, or some as yet undiscovered inspiring visionary, need to figure out a pathway to reinvention. This is a time when Japan needs help.

U.S.-Japan Relations Chill

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While most of the federal government was shut down by a snowstorm last week, there was one person in particular whom Secretary of State Hillary Rodham...