This article is the first in a series “Essays from the Field,” which documents the professional journeys and accomplishments of YPFP New York members.
In the face of shifting domestic culture, a shrinking population, and an untested alliance with the United States, Japan is increasingly taking its security into its own hands.
In face of the escalating trade war between the United States and China, Japan is pursuing a strategy of bilateral trade relationships to mitigate its harmful effects on the Japanese economy.
East Asia's security environment continues to be a cause for concern for Japan, what with the ever-acute threat of regional powers with great military latitudes, such as China, North Korea and Russia.
Despite their locations on opposite ends of the Pacific, Australia and Japan share many concerns: the safety of their shipping via sea lanes, the increased pressure put on them by China's rise in power and a complicated alliance with the United States.