PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says “Great Confidence” after meeting President-elect Donald Trump

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says “Great Confidence” after meeting President-elect Donald Trump Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan became the first foreign political leader to meet President-elect Donald Trump since he beat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. Despite the substance of the talks remaining…

President Obama in non-Political visit to Hiroshima: Abe and Obama in Dignified Approach

President Obama in non-Political visit to Hiroshima: Abe and Obama in Dignified Approach Kanako Itamae, Michiyo Tanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Barack Obama of the United States of America will pay a poignant visit to the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. Given the devastating nuclear attack that killed vast numbers of…

Old Scores and New Grudges: Evolving Sino-Japanese Tensions

Old Scores and New Grudges: Evolving Sino-Japanese Tensions International Crisis Group   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Enmity between China and Japan is hardening into a confrontation that appears increasingly difficult to untangle by diplomacy. Positions on the dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku island group are wide apart, and politically viable options to bridge the gap remain…