East Asia Insights
East Asia Insights is an occasional policy brief that was launched by JCIE in 2006 in order to share a Japanese perspective on critical issues and challenges facing the region. The briefs are authored by Hitoshi Tanaka, a senior fellow at JCIE and chairman of the Institute for International Strategy at the Japan Research Institute. He previously served as Japan’s deputy minister for foreign affairs. Opinions expressed in East Asia Insights are those of the author.
Prime Minister Noda and Fixing the Futenma Impasse
This issue discusses the United States’ impatience over the Futenma relocation, and hopes for some progress, even if only symbolic, to be made at the APEC leaders’ summit when Prime Minister Noda and…
Consolidating East Asia Cooperation: A New Role for Northeast Asia
This issue discusses the shifting balance of power in East Asia, which has presented new risks to regional stability; thus, ASEAN must be encouraged to take measures to strengthen its role.
The Senkaku Islands and Mending Japan-China Relations
This issue discusses the recent incident involving the Senkaku islands, which caused turbulence in the Japan-China relationship; there are other political disagreements that have potential to raise te…
The North Korea Nuclear Crisis: Five Guiding Principles
This edition of East Asia Insights analyzes five guiding principles for approaching the North Korea nuclear crisis; these include recognizing North Korea as a nuclear state, policy consistency among t…