As of 2017 I have been living in Japan for eight years. Over the 2016 Christmas/ New Year’s holidays, I was home visiting my family. One night over drinks following Indian take-away in South Philly, my keen elder cousin asked me a very stimulating question, “What do people in Japan think of Donald Trump as our next President?”

Indeed, what do Japanese people think of Donald Trump as our president? And more importantly, what does his presidency think of Japan?

This blog will relay Japanese news coverage of President Trump’s policies to readers outside of Japan–particularly those that affect 21st century Japanese interests. The blog will also feature some select English-sources that are not main stream sources of news to the average reader.