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Should Japan Have a Nuclear-Sharing Agreement?
As the only country to suffer a nuclear attack, Japan has a unique responsibility to fight for the elimination of nuclear weapons, writes Koichi Hamada. But that does not mean it should not be able to protect itself with its own nuclear deterrent.
Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s plan to double the country’s military spending, together with the recent update to Japan’s national security strategy, continues a historic policy shift begun by his predecessor. Taniguchi Tomohiko writes the aim is clear: to improve Japan's ability to confront the threat posed by China’s expansionism.
Kishida’s perilous road ahead
The assassination of Shinzo Abe and revelations about the murky religious links to national politics has shaken the government of Fumio Kishida, raising fears of a return to the days of unstable leadership, write Purnendra Jain and Takeshi Kobayashi.
Shinzo Abe: Remembering architect of the Indo-Pacific strategy
Perhaps no other leader has shaped the modern strategic landscape of the Indo-Pacific as much as Shinzo Abe, write Dr Ashok Sharma and John Blaxland. He will be missed.
How Abe changed Japan
Abe Shinzo, assassinated on Friday, leaves an enduring legacy for his transformation of Japanese foreign and security policy writes Bill Emmott.