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 and do not necessarily reflect the position or views of JCIE.
Hatoyama's Resignation and Japan's Foreign Policy
This issue analyzes Hatoyama’s resignation, and the effects of his fall and of the establishment of the new Kan government on Japan’s foreign and national security policy.
Futenma: Diplomatic Mess or Strategic Opportunity?
This issue discusses the need to resolve the Futenma dispute and transform this diplomatic mess into an opportunity to consolidate and strengthen the US-Japan alliance.
The US-Japan Alliance: Beyond Futenma
This issue discusses the need to reassess the US-Japan alliance to ensure that it is equipped to face the challenges of the 21st century.
Japan Under the DPJ
This issue discusses the results of the August 30th general election, which brought a surprising LDP defeat, and the implications of this dramatic change for Japan’s domestic politics and foreign poli…
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…
A New Vision for the US-Japan Alliance
This issue discusses the partnership between Japan and the United States, which must evolve into a more inclusive and comprehensive force for peace, stability, cooperation, and prosperity throughout t…
Getting China Policy Right
This issue discusses the massive scale of China’s expansion and scope of its global influence, and the need for a renewed emphasis on getting China policy right to maintain continued prosperity and st…
Revisiting the North Korea Issue
As the challenge of North Korea continues to loom large, the international community faces an environment of uncertainty following events such as Kim Jong-il’s health problems and Pyongyang’s recent m…
The Crisis of Global Governance and the Rise of East Asia
With the November US presidential election approaching, this special edition incorporates and expands elements raised in previous issues, examining them in the context of the global governance system,…
Prospects for Japan's Domestic Politics and Implications for Its Foreign Policy
Hitoshi Tanaka explores the potential impact of a change in government. How will events play out in Japan after the July 2007 election, and what kind of regional and global role will Japan be able to…