A Visit From the Emperor of Japan

A Visit From the Emperor of Japan

On September 26, 1971, Hirohito, the emperor of Japan, touched down in Anchorage, Alaska, where President Nixon was waiting to …read more

1972: A Key Year for Nixon’s Asia Policy

1972: A Key Year for Nixon’s Asia Policy

On January 6-7, 1972, President Nixon met with the Prime Minister of Japan, Sato Eisaku, at San Clemente to hammer …read more

Diplomacy Under Smoggy Skies

Diplomacy Under Smoggy Skies

“Tokyo Threatened by Killing Pollution” was the headline that greeted newspaper readers on December 9th, 1970. The article, a piece …read more

Okinawa Down…More Issues to Go

Okinawa Down…More Issues to Go

This political cartoon from August 1971 suggests a foreboding future for relations with Japan. Fortunately, the reality was not so …read more

The Pressures which Led to the Reversion of Okinawa

The Pressures which Led to the Reversion of Okinawa

The Nixon administration issued 206 National Security Study Memoranda (NSSMs). These memos ordered the National Security Council to produce studies …read more

1953: VP Nixon in Japan

1953: VP Nixon in Japan

The presidency of Richard Nixon played a crucial role in the development of post-World War II relations between Japan and …read more

Strengthening U.S.-Japanese Ties

Strengthening U.S.-Japanese Ties

Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato meets with President Nixon at the Western White House in San Clemente on January 6, …read more