About the Episode
This Friday, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will make his first visit to Washington, DC for a summit meeting with President Biden. On Deep Dish, Council on Foreign Relations’ Sheila Smith and Hudson Institute’s Masashi Murano explore what is behind Japan’s new security vision, how the changes are viewed generationally by the Japanese public, and what this means for the future of the US-Japan security alliance to address rising threats from China.
- How Japan Is Doubling Down on Its Military Power, Sheila Smith, Council on Foreign Relations, December 20, 2022
American public opinion toward Japan has never been warmer, Council data show.
"I think this is part of a process that North Korea is carrying out, to try to normalize their weapons programs over all," Karl Friedhoff tells BBC World News.
“The stronger Japanese response to this crisis is not solely driven by policymakers, but also by the public’s reaction,” writes Craig Kafura in the Diplomat.
New data from the Japan Institute of International Affairs and the Council offer insights on how publics in the United States and Japan view the relationship between their countries.