Regions / Japan
Let them eat isotopes.
Donald Trump's calls for arming Seoul and Tokyo with nuclear weapons seems to be his way of keeping American troops out of the line of nuclear fire.
Hawaii's members of Congress sit at the linchpin of a huge realignment of U.S. military power. Good luck getting them to talk about it.
Wait until North Korea has a few more nuclear weapons.
Japan and South Korea have reached an agreement on the "comfort women" issue that has made a lot of people uncomfortable.
Thousands of Eritreans are marooned in this desolate corner of the Horn of Africa.
Let's say the U.S. actually curbed its military adventurism, reeled in the Pentagon budget, and closed its global network of bases. Then what?
Washington and Tokyo remain committed to growing the U.S. military footprint on the island of Okinawa — whether Okinawans like it or not.
With its pacifist constitution (literally) beaten down into irrelevance, Japan is in the throes of an identity crisis.
In the Philippines, the grandson of a despised collaborator has endorsed the remilitarization of his country's former occupiers — by the grandson of a war criminal, no less.