This essay offers a general assessment of Japan’s performance in the 2019 G20 and G7 Summits, held respectively in Osaka, Japan and Biarritz, France and looks at how Tokyo coordinated with its European partners (The European Union (EU) institutions and the EU Member States) in these international settings.
Author: Kazuhiko Togo, Kyoto Sangyo University
Author: Aurelia George Mulgan, UNSW Canberra
Since late 2017, the United States and Japan, together with Australia and India, have resumed meeting in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. The forum is designed to enable the four countries—prospectively with other future partners to join later—to explore opportunities for security and defense dialogue and cooperation. Around the same time, Japan’s vision of a “free and open Indo-Pacific” (FOIP) regional order was embraced by the Trump administration, which began articulating a FOIP strategy as the successor to the Obama administration’s “pivot” or “rebalance” to the Asia-Pacific.
Author: Sae Shimauchi, Tokyo Metropolitan University
China-Japan relations are entering a new era. Both governments have made positive gestures to advance their ties.
By Mu Lu
Author: Yasuyuki Todo, Waseda University
Russia and Japan have been in talks to sign a peace treaty since the mid-20th century
The Russian leadernoted that on Wednesday, Japan’s intelligence chief Shigeru Kitamura. had extensive talks with Nikolay Patrushev, who heads Russia’s Security Council