Regions / Japan
Not only has Japan been unable to face its past, it’s weighed down by a staggering national debt.
Sticks and carrots won't get North Korea to give up its nukes. But a peace treaty and security guarantees might.
The simmering tensions in East Asia are echoes of Washington's Cold War intrigues—and the Pentagon's not-so-secret plans for battle with China.
Despite its peace constitution, Japan boasts one of the largest militaries in the world.
What country failed to reveal a massive amount of plutonium to the International Atomic Energy Agency?
A growing global movement is ensuring that if the Japanese government won't hold itself to account for its crimes against women, then history will.
China's increased military spending might not preclude its "peaceful rise," but Beijing isn't inspiring any confidence among its neighbors.
If Obama thought his short pass through Pacific would boost the much-vaunted U.S. “pivot” to Asia, he soon discovered that the world is not cooperating with his best-laid plans.
By linking itself to Washington in its territorial disputes with China, the Philippines risks getting caught up in a superpower conflict.
Driven by a rising China and arms exports from the United States, military spending in Asia is on the increase.