“Sweeping All Away To War…”

On 24 April, during a visit to Tokyo, US President Barack Obama declared that his country has an obligation to…

Is Japan’s Abe Taking his Cues from Cheney’s Washington Friends?

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Since a dispute over ownership of a group of barren and remote islands in the East China Sea—China calls them…

Washington is forcing Japan to adopt a law on state secrets

The new draft law on state secrets, proposed by the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in October of this…

Troublesome state of Shinzo Abe

The Japanese economy is stagnating the last two decades yet. Its main problems are a declining real sector of the…

The conflict around Senkaku. Version.

It has been getting obvious recently that the conflict between China and Japan around the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands has the…

Japan and the Kuril Islands

Although the four Kuril Islands (Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Khabomai) became part of the Soviet Union following the Second World…

Japan and the lessons of war

These days mark the tragic anniversary of the atomic bombing of the two Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by…

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