The editor in chief of the Asahi Shimbun penned an open letter to Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.

[the] core of the problem lies in an inability to put together a new vision for the Japan-U.S. alliance amid drastic changes occurring not only in Japanese politics, but also in East Asia’s strategic environment.

Read the whole thing. It’s a scorcher, in that low-key, understated sort of way.

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A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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