Suga Yoshihide was Japan’s stop gap Prime Minister to cover the sudden exit of the long-serving Abe Shinzo. He didn’t rock the boat, carried out the Abe agendas including on the Indo-Pacific, the US, China, India. He managed COVID, and the difficult Olympics. Yet he lost his popularity. Blame it on political fault lines.
Canada, which has been slow to respond to a changing trans-Pacific neighbourhood, can join India and the ASEAN member states to embark on a trilateral dialogue on the Indo-Pacific’s importance in terms of political, strategic and other domains. An alignment in outlook can strengthen the security and prosperity of a region, currently mired in U.S.-China rivalries
The reason for the two countries’ continued good relationship? They share strategic interests and universal values even if they have divergent ways of thinking
During Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s recent visit to India, both countries made important progress in strengthening their security engagement focused on maritime security, defence purchases and counter-terrorism. Nonetheless, Indian policymakers are conscious of regional concerns about Japan’s renewed nationalism and of balancing this relationship with that of China
The Japan Times, an English-language newspaper in Japan, has published an article written by Meera Kumar, a regular contributor to Gateway House. In this article, Meera analyses the need for reforms in the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
What are the implications for India of the scaling down of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, the continuing tension with China at the border, and the political turmoil in Bangladesh? How should India address these and other upheavals in its neighbourhood, which are potential challenges to the country’s security?
The ongoing visit to India by Emperor Akihito of Japan is a strategic milestone that can have long-term implications for the bilateral economic relationship and geopolitical engagement in a rapidly-changing Asia. Both countries must now work to sustain this momentum
After winning control of the legislature on July 21, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has plans to alter the Constitution. In ways that could lead to a rearmed Japan, with a large defence force. What will be the consequences of this new face of Japan?
Many parts of Asia lack adequate infrastructure and skilled human resources, but have potential for rapid growth. Sanjeev Sinha blogs about how Japan and India can collaborate to develop a model – where Tokyo pools in technology and capital, and India manages human resources – to generate growth in Asia.
Although there has been a steady growth of the India-Japan bilateral relationship, the full potential of this association remains untapped. Why is it increasingly imperative for New Delhi and Tokyo to enhance their bilateral relations for mutual benefit? Sanjeev Sinha blogs