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Japan to Join China and US in Contesting Rodr...

342323123123The election of Rodrigo Duterte the President of the Philippines last May was seen as a landmark event in the tricky and dangerous contest unfolding in the waters of the South China Sea and in the Southeast Asia as a whole. Though…

On the Upcoming Visit of the Russian Presiden...

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The subject of the upcoming visit of the Russian President V.V. Putin to Japan, which may result in a radical breakthrough in the development of bilateral relations, is gradually shifting into the focus of the Japanese media…

TICAD VI – an Important Stage in Securi...

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From August 27 to August 28 this year, the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD, was held in the Kenyan capital of…

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…


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