The Japan-South Korea trade dispute didn’t predate COVID-19, but it’s certainly making the pandemic’s economic impact even worse.
Historical animosities are devolving into a full-fledged trade war between key US allies in East Asia.
The Abe government has opted for a two-track approach to naval modernization: balance against China’s growing capabilities and escape the military constraints of Japan’s post-war constitution.
Japan’s massive rare earth mineral discovery could break China’s monopoly and recast bilateral relations between the two countries.
In calling for early elections, Shinzo Abe may have sealed his own political fate.
The THAAD deployment in South Korea could be a game-changer in East Asia security, and China and Russia are not happy about it.
Trump has made good on his promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and it will fundamentally shake up geopolitical outlook of East Asia.
Whoever wins the US presidential race on Tuesday, the political process in the United States loses.
The Liberal Democratic Party’s recent victory has brought the controversial topic of constitutional reform in Japan into the political spotlight once again.
After a long lull in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute, the issue appears to be heating up once again.