Japan

Japan’s Shifting Position on the Nuclea...

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At the end of the last month, the UN Headquarters in the city of New York witnessed the first session of the International Conference that was aimed at drafting a comprehensive plan that would allow the international community to…

Are the Japanese Navy Ships Going on a Tour?

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As regular as it may sound, one is bound to note that there’s a rapid acceleration of political processes that can be observed in the world today in general and in the Asia-Pacific region in particular. It seems that only yesterday NEO was reporting on the chances of a possible…

Why is it Always “Cherchez la femme” with Shi...

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A year ago, we already noted a strange attribute that accompanies the Japanese Prime Minister’s political career. There’s little doubt that Shinzo Abe is among the most successful Japanese politicians of recent decades and…

What the Emperor of Japan’s Resignation Speec...

78678787One of the most significant events of the last year in Japan was Emperor Akihito’s official speech on national television on August 8, in which he pointed out the possibility of his resignation due to health issues. The exceptional…

Some results of the Prime Minister of Japan’s...

345234234234On February 10-13, 2017 Shinzo Abe made a remarkable, from various perspectives, visit to the US during which the Japanese Prime Minister held official talks with the newly elected…

2017 – the Year of Profound Changes in Japan ...

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Such phrases as “the current year brings the world a set of new and tough-to-predict challenges” can often be found in articles attempting to predict the upcoming year of our ongoing history…

How Japan Percieves the Aftermath of Trump...

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It’s hardly a secret for international analysts that the ceremony of Donald Trump’s inauguration, just like his first steps in the new capacity have been carefully observed by the geopolitical opponents of the dominant world power…

On the Latest Tension around the Yasukuni Shr...

3423423423On December 29, 2016, the government of the Republic of Korea expressed its vehement protest to the Japanese authorities about the visit made by the Minister of Defense of Japan, Tomomi Inada, to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo…

Is it time to Get Rid of the Monument to R...

342312312312There has been a drastic increase in tension in the relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea: the Ambassador in Seoul and the Consul General in Busan have been temporary withdrawn, the talks on foreign exchange swaps have…

Shinzo Abe’s Visit to Pearl Harbor

342342131231During Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe trip to Hawaii, which occurred at the very end of December, he paid a visit to the Pearl Harbor memorial to honor American servicemen who died on December 7, 1941. This day in history was…

On the Сonsequences of the Osprey accident in...

3443423423On the night of December 13 this year, following a failed attempt at landing, an American tilt-rotor aircraft, the MV-22 Osprey, crashed near the coast of Okinawa. Two out of five crew members were injured. Judging by the photos…

75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack M...

342231231231The otherwise tried and test allied relations between the US and Japan have a number of historical dates that make everybody feel rather uncomfortable. One can even state that politicians across…


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