Japan holds a central role in the US alliance structure in the Asia-Pacific. But that does not mean the relationship has always been smooth. At times in the past, political winds have blown against the partnership. Today, the US-Japan relationship is again sailing into a stormy sea. It faces significant challenges in the rise of China and the inauguration of a potentially hostile Trump administration. However, as decades of polling by the Council on Global Affairs shows, the bilateral alliance also has deep roots of public support. CONT.
Craig Kafura, Chicago Council on Global Affairs