Securing American Interests in Japan's Uncharted Political Waters
Publication Date: January 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Bruce Klingner
Keywords: Asia and the Pacific; asian security; Shinzo Abe; U.S.-Japan relations
The United States should encourage Japan to maintain course on adopting a stronger security presence and implementing the necessary legal and constitutional changes to do so. At the same time, U.S. policymakers should monitor emerging changes in the Japanese political paradigm so that they can swiftly and effectively address trends that could affect U.S. strategic interests.