Japan

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Japanese manga comic tells story of Uyghur oppression

Japanese manga artist's short comic telling the story of one Uyghur woman's experience in the Chinese internment camps has gone viral.
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Yama Sakura 77: U.S. and Japan’s annual military drill

Learn more about Yama Sakura, the main military exercise conducted every year between U.S. forces and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.
Images depicting products included in U.S.-Japan trade deal (State Dept.)

U.S. and Japan agree on trade terms

The United States and Japan, which together make up 30% of the world's economy, reached a preliminary trade deal at the United Nations.