Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. This comes five days after Japan’s Hinamatsuri, or Girls’ Day, the day in which the nation celebrates the bright future of its young daughters. On this special day, I want to feature seven inspiring women who led the way in the Japan field. Read more »
This post was coauthored with Sungtae (Jacky) Park, research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations.
South Korea has become a nation with a global presence, but Seoul has yet to exercise its influence in Southeast Asia. In a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) discussion paper, Expanding South Korea’s Security Role in the Asia-Pacific Region, Patrick M. Cronin, senior advisor and senior director of the Asia-Pacific security program at the Center for a New American Security, and Seongwon Lee, deputy director for the international cooperation division of the unification policy office at the Ministry of Unification of the Republic of Korea, argue that South Korea should play a larger role in the region, particularly with regard to dealing with a rising China and coping with rising maritime tensions. Read more »