Japan

Japan’s at Nuclear Crossroads

5464563435It seems fair that Japan has acquired the image of a “peaceful country,” achieved through the hard work of its citizens through implementing a successful post-war strategy aimed at the reconstruction of destroyed economic infrastructure…

Japanese System of Public Administration to S...

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On August 3, the Japanese Cabinet has undergone a third reshuffling since Shinzo Abe took over as the country’s Prime Minister at the end of 2012. This event deserves special attention for several reasons: for one, it was…

Japan to Procure 100 New Jet Fighters

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On June 30, leading global news agencies announced (with reference to the Japanese Ministry of Defense) that in “mid July” Japan is planning to post an international tender…

Elections in Japan: Ruling Bloc Gains Constit...

35345345345345At first glance, the mid-term elections in Japan’s upper house of parliament held on July 10 this year may seem a quite ordinary event. However, their results will almost certainly have a fundamental influence on the development…

Japan: in Search of Energy

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Japan, the third world economy, has virtually no gas and oil reserves. The situation is somewhat paradoxical since no country can prosper without oil and gas. Thus, the Land of the Rising Sun has been successfully coping with the situation by importing oil in tankers from the Middle East…

Okinawans Rebel Against the US and Tokyo

324234234234“Any man in combat who lacks comrades who will die for him, or for whom he is willing to die, is not a man at all. He is truly damned.” – William Manchester, in Goobye Darkness. The game…

What Japanese Media Doesn’t Want You to...

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Write that ‘Japan is part of the neo-colonialist clique’, and you will never again be invited to participate in any public debate conducted by Japanese mass media outlets. And that is exactly what I wrote several months ago…

Japan on the Eve of Election

29858284The government of Japan has finally set the exact date (July 10, 2016) for the regular midterm election to the House of Councillors. This time the results of a routine election can have a far-reaching implication not only at the national…

The Group of Seven Meets in Japan

2811Heads of the US, Japan, Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy and Canada held a regular meeting on May 26-27 in the Japanese resort town of Ise-Shima, where they adopted an extensive Declaration consisting of several dozen sections. The format and…

Barack Obama to Visit the Hiroshima Peace Mem...

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On May 10, 2016, it was finally announced on behalf of the US administration that US President Barack Obama would visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in the course of a regular G7 summit. The summit scheduled for May 26-27 will be hosted by…

European Tour of Japanese Prime Minister Shin...

345345444The European tour of Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, which took place from 2 to 6 May, consisted of two parts. The first part included visits to Italy and France, Germany and the UK, that is, four of the leading EU members, as well as a visit to…

Is Japan Testing Zero-2?

34534444The first test flight of the Japanese experimental fighter X-2 conducted on April 22, 2106 did not go unnoticed by the mass media. The aircraft is a brainchild of one of the divisions of Mitsubishi Corporation. For the record: during WWII this…


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