What will a Joe Biden presidency mean for Japan? w/ Sheila A. Smith

Dec 02, 2020, 10:00 AM

After a tumultuous four years under Donald Trump, Joe Biden will be the next U.S. President, bringing with him a whole new set of foreign policy goals. But how will these affect Japan? And with so many domestic issues to fix at home, how much time will Biden have to devote to America's allies?

Our guest is Sheila A. Smith, a senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and the author of books including “Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power” and “Japan's New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance.”

Sheila joined us from Washington earlier this week to give her take on what a Biden presidency might mean for Japan going forward, where the U.S. and Japan might find new areas for cooperation, and the growing pressure on the alliance from an increasingly demanding China.

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Photo: Then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech in front of people affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, at Sendai Airport on Aug. 23, 2011. | KYODO