U.S. Relationship To Test Japan's New Ruling Party

News & Features Louisa Lim · ·
John Roos, the new U.S. ambassador to Japan, waves to journalists Aug. 19 after his arrival at Narita International Airport outside Tokyo. The new ruling party, the Democratic Party of Japan, has traditionally opposed what it calls Japan's subservience to the United States and criticized the U.S. military presence in the country.