Times are changing. Tensions are running at an all-time high in the South China Sea. The election of Donald Trump as US President and his “America first” agenda have plunged US-Japanese relations into unchartered territory. Domestically, the Japanese government is making changes too. At the heart of its 2017 budget are significant reforms to tax deductions for dependent spouses, with the aim to encourage more women to work. Listen to the Former Vice Minister of Defense, Masanori Nishi, and Deputy Chairman of the LDP’s Policy Research Council, Itsunori Onodera, as they discuss Japan’s economic, social and defense policies, and its most important regional and global relationships.