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.
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 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…
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…