Japan

Lloyd Austin bumps elbows with Nobuo Kishi as Antony Blinken and Toshimitsu Motegi watch (© Kazuhiro Nogi/AP Images)

U.S. deepens commitment to allies Japan and the Republic of Korea

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is strengthening U.S. alliances with Japan and the Republic of Korea to advance a prosperous and secure Indo-Pacific.
Collage of flags of Japan, Australia, United States and India (State Dept./Flag images: © Shutterstock)

The Quad: Supporting democratic values in the Indo-Pacific

The U.S., Australia, India and Japan are working together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change and to advance Indo-Pacific security.
Three Navy ships on open water (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class/Markus Castaneda)

Nations partner to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific

The U.S. and its allies are conducting training this month as part of multinational efforts to ensure a free, open and rules-based Indo-Pacific.
Five men and a woman standing around a table, with flags in background (© Charly Triballeau/AP Images)

U.S. advances freedoms, sovereignty in the Indo-Pacific

The U.S. and its partners are backing a free and open Indo-Pacific, while the Chinese Communist Party bullies its neighbors in the region.
Man waving U.S. flag in huge crowd in New York City streets (© Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

On V-J Day: Memories from veterans who were there

In remembrance of Victory over Japan Day, which effectively ended World War II, read reflections from three American veterans who served in that war.
Three ships cruising near islands (© The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images)

The People’s Republic of China: Many neighbors, many disputes

From the South China Sea to the Himalayan mountains, the Chinese Communist Party is threatening and bullying its neighbors.
People with masks standing behind boxes (© Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. and partners in East Asia lead on COVID-19

Democratic governments in East Asia have set an example for the world by contributing goods and scientific expertise to people worldwide.
Silhouette view of people standing on infrastructure (© yuttana Contributor Studio/Shutterstock)

What is the Blue Dot Network for infrastructure financing?

When communities and investors see an infrastructure project is part of the Blue Dot Network, they know it meets high standards of quality and transparency.
Painting showing boy sitting in tree by mountain (© Katsushika Hokusai/Freer|Sackler Gallery of Art)

Hokusai: ‘Mad about painting’ exhibition in Washington

Japanese master artist Hokusai was a "man mad about painting." And a new exhibition at the Freer Gallery shows how brilliant an obsession it was.