Shinzo Abe

India in Trump’s Asia

By Sarah Watson — On the surface, President Trump’s first visit to Asia was not about India. Delhi was not on the agenda, and India is not a full member of the regional groupings (ASEAN and APEC) whose summits were…

Abe Calls a Snap Election

By Nicholas Szechenyi — Today, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan announced plans to dissolve the Lower House of the Diet (parliament) later this week and schedule a snap election sometime in October, about a year ahead of schedule. Abe…

U.S.-Japan “2+2” Talks

By Nicholas Szechenyi — Today Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis are hosting Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera of Japan for a bilateral Security Consultative Committee (SCC) or “2+2” meeting to coordinate…