Regions / Japan
At a time of declining faith in democracy, the institution of royalty is looking surprisingly resilient.
The new governor of Okinawa wants to persuade Washington to stop a controversial base construction project. Will Washington listen?
Guam and Okinawa have a shared history of exploitation by their governments — and a shared threat from new military installations.
The White House seems hell bent on hijacking an Olympic moment of inter-Korean unity.
By roping India and Japan into its standoff with China, the U.S. is raising the nuclear stakes in Asia — including, dangerously, between India and Pakistan.
Fresh off an Asia trip where he showed surprising deference to dictators, Trump looks ready to start a renewed assault on critics at home.
China and South Korea could be game changers on climate — and create a more peaceful region in the process.
Global uprisings against corruption can fuse middle-class concerns over the rule of law to a more radical critique of unequal political systems.
From Hawaii to Okinawa, Pacific islands seem relegated to serve as neverland vacation getaways — as well as outposts for our military empire.
Trump's leading foreign policy advisers are obsessed with Iran and making dangerous moves from East Asia to the Middle East.