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How the U.S. and Japan Are Opening Markets to Contain China

R. Taggart Murphy | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
R. Taggart Murphy

TOKYO -- Unlike his grandfather who had to return to a country simmering with rage at his having delivered Japan into the arms of the U.S. military as a protectorate in perpetuity, Abe can crow to his right wing base that he has finally released the shackles that have bound Japan's military since 1945 -- all the while procuring American backing in any confrontation with China.

Webb's Parting Shots on War

John Feffer | Posted 08.14.2011 | World
John Feffer

If President Obama manages to eke out a second term, perhaps Sen. Jim Webb could return as the head of the Pentagon to preside over the end of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and a true dismantling of the military-industrial complex.

Will Okinawa's Voice Be Heard in Washington?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Many Japanese feel throttled by their American ally and feel that they have less and less choice in the security relationship -- constrained both by regional realities and an overlord that doesn't understand their problems.

Slowing Japan's Galapagos Syndrome

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Devin Stewart

Enjoy, a play by Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada, opens with two characters working at a comic book cafe in present-day Tokyo who spend nearly the f...

Obama Did Not "Take Down" Hatoyama

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Devin Stewart

Wouldn't it be nice if Obama were able to take down leaders of countries just by being "icy" toward them? Imagine the power.

With Friends Like Us: How The Obama Administration Helped Topple The Japanese Prime Minister

The New Republic | R. Taggart Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Japan has a new prime minister, Naoto Kan, but he comes from the same party--the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)--as Yukio Hatoyama, who resigned last...

Father's Day: Get Something Your Dad Actually Wants

Peter Crawfurd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Peter Crawfurd

Men, especially fathers, can be pretty hard to shop for. This Father's Day, add a little spice to your dad's wardrobe with a custom dress shirt.

American Occupation Casts Long Shadows Over Okinawa

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

This week, the Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama announced his resignation, bringing to an end a short reign marred by public outrage over Okinawa.

Company Strikes Back After Japanese PM's Fashion Pounding

Peter Crawfurd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Peter Crawfurd

We highly encourage everyone to spread their wings creatively and design dress shirts that suit their individual style with our online shirt designer,

Japanese Bureaucrats Crush Digital Economy Innovators

David Meerman Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Meerman Scott

Years ago the "Japan Inc." partnership between government and industry created an economic powerhouse. Today, the same players are actively blocking innovators from creating success in the digital economy.

Okinawa and the Problem of Empire

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

The Japanese need to assess future dangers and decide on appropriate responses without assuming that the U.S. Marines will show up to the rescue. Japan's decision shouldn't be based on the presumption of American intervention.

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's Outdated Outfits Responsible For Low Approval Rating? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

CNN reports that Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's approval ratings are suffering...and his wardrobe choices explain why. According to critic D...

Save Democracy in Japan

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Since, as the world knows, the United States of America stands for "promoting democracy," why don't we promote democracy by getting our base out of Okinawa like Japanese voters want?

UN: Japanese Authorities Breached Human Rights of Greenpeace Anti-Whaling Activists

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Two of my colleagues face up to 10 years in jail for exposing institutional corruption in the Japanese government's whaling programme. Meanwhile, the UN contends that Japan repeatedly violated the activists' human rights.

Will Obama Help Change Asia's Racism?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

President Obama's visit to Asia showed how long a journey it's been since the 1955 Bandung Conference, the historic meeting of African and Asian states striving for self-determination.

Hatoyama's Hard Road for 2010

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Devin Stewart

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has paved an unnecessarily difficult path for himself and his Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) for 2010 as a crucial upper house election approaches this July.

Will Japan Go Nuclear?

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

A small group of conservative Japanese defense officials have spread the view that if the United States reduces its nuclear arsenal, then Japan will build its own nuclear bombs.

Hatoyama's U.S. Policy May Backfire

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Devin Stewart

If Japan truly wants to serve as a "bridge" between the United States and Asia or the West and East, it will need good relations with both sides.

Yukio Hatoyama, Japan's New Leader, To Face Donations Inquiry | MARTIN FACKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Tokyo prosecutors will ask Japan's prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, for a written explanation of his role in millions of dollars of improperly...

Japan's First Couple Does Jazz Hands At Fashion Show (VIDEO, POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and his wife Miyuki sashayed down the runway at a charity fashion show in Tokyo earlier this week. Miyuki modele...

Hand-Holding Hatoyamas: Japan's First Couple Partakes In PDA (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

We have to say, Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and his wife Miyuki seem crazy about each other. The recently elected prime minister has called ...

EU's Barroso to G-20: Financial Markets Must Not Return to "Bad Old Ways"

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

Barroso believes that, after the crash caused by the excesses of unregulated financial markets, globalization requires global governance. Here is what he had to say in advance of the G-20 meeting.

Japan's New Government Faces Dire Economic Challenge

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sheldon Filger

With Japan's export machine badly hurt due to the global contraction in trade, the agenda of the new power elite in Tokyo risks a double-dip recession.

New Strategy For Afghanistan, Good News Out Of Pakistan, Japan's Elections, Hondurus Crisis, And Columbia's Undemocratic Referendum

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

These Past Two Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: A New Strategy for Afghanistan and A Rare Bit of Good News Out of Pakistan SI Analysis: The US ...

Lost in Syndication: The Case of the Hatoyama Essay

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

An essay published by Yukio Hatoyama, the soon-to-be prime minister of Japan, has caused a big stir abroad, which in turn caused a bigger stir back in Japan.