17 mai 2018

Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act


Japan on Tuesday published its annual Diplomatic Bluebook – the weighty document outlining the country’s current stance toward a wide variety of foreign policy matters. It shows how Tokyo is trying to square its long-standing positions with the shifting winds in the region. It is clear that Japan still regards the U.S. alliance as central to its security and diplomatic strategy, labeling it as “the foundation of peace, prosperity and freedom not only in Japan but also across the Asia-Pacific [...]