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Opinion

Joe Biden must recognize the clear and present dangers facing Japan

Back to the future with Tokyo, Washington's most underappreciated ally

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A turret from an old tank set in the ground in front of a lighthouse on Kunashiri Island, one of the Russian-held Southern Kuril Islands known in Japan as the Northern Territories: The Cold War is still very much alive in Japan.   © AP

Joshua W. Walker is president and CEO of the Japan Society.

When Joe Biden arrives for his first visit to Tokyo as a president on Sunday, he will find a country put on edge by the war in Ukraine that has already shattered so many of the Cold War geopolitical norms which have shaped Japan's post-World War II history.

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