Japanese Foreign Policy in the XXI Century: A True Global Leadership

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer If U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry’s mid-19th century black ships were the symbolic incentives that eventually propelled the Meiji Restoration, then now 9/11, the Second Gulf War, the rise of China and Russia, the North Korean nuclear program, and the overall uncertainty in both regional and global power balances are the […]

Japanese Foreign Policy in the XXI Century: The New Black Ships

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer Throughout the duration of the Cold War, Japanese foreign policy contributed to the achievement of peace and prosperity for the Japanese. In the Post-Cold War era the new political elite in Japan agree that the Peace Constitution, the Yoshida Doctrine and the alliance with the U.S. are milestones and constraints […]