Op-Ed: ‘Toward a balanced US-Japan relationship’

The following is text from an op-ed by Glen S. Fukushima published March 8, 2014, in the Nikkei Asian Review. A curious aspect of contemporary U.S.-Japan relations is the strong preference of the Japanese establishment (the Liberal Democratic Party, government bureaucracy, business community, and much of the mass media) for Republicans over Democrats. This was not always […]

The Power of Japanese Women

Japan’s historic victory in the Women’s World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany, on July 17 stunned the world. The news brought to mind several aphorisms: “Expect the unexpected” (since almost everyone had predicted that the United States, ranked number one in the world, would win); “There’s always the first time” (since Japan’s record against the U.S. […]