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The limits of Japan’s military awakening

For decades, Japan has based its international clout on economic competitiveness, not military might. But, with China’s lengthening shadow darkening its doorstep, Japan now seems to be abandoning its pacifist post-war security policy—which capped defence …

What in the world will happen in 2023?

The American baseball player Lawrence ‘Yogi’ Berra is widely quoted as observing, ‘It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.’ Whether or not he actually said it, the point is valid. Nevertheless, here are …

Kishida’s difficult year

The past year has not been good for Japan, or for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government. Japan has faced a dramatically deteriorating global and regional security environment and a perfect storm of challenges on the home front, …