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Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral – Breaking Ice in East Asia?

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Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral – Breaking Ice in East Asia? Mr. Rajaram Panda Chennai Centre for China Studies The third Nuclear Security Summit that concluded at The Hague on 25 March may have achieved its purpose of strengthening nuclear security, reducing the continuing threat of nuclear terrorism and assessing the progress made since the Washington summit […]

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Russian Perspectives on the Strategic Balance in the Asia-Pacific Region

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Russian Perspectives on the Strategic Balance in the Asia-Pacific Region Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 11 Issue: 36 By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation Russian views concerning various global security crises and political revolutions in recent years differ widely from the views of their counterparts in Europe or the United States, ranging from the Arab […]

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Japan Fashion News: Uniqlo to Focus on Northeast Asian Market

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Japan Fashion News: Uniqlo to Focus on Northeast Asian Market Tomoko Hara and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Uniqlo can be found throughout Japan and not surprisingly this brand is now going to focus on expanding internationally and this notably applies to the Northeast Asian market. In 2013 sales internationally for Uniqlo accounted for 27% […]

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The Securitization of Social Media in China

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The Securitization of Social Media in China By: Michael Caster The Jamestown Foundation  The crackdown on “human flesh searches” and including cybersecurity within the jurisdiction of the recently created National Security Committee, are the most recent episodes in a series that outlines the Communist Party’s concern and intent regarding social media. Xi Jinping’s administration is concerned […]

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US Ambassador caught in the “Eye of the Japanese Political Storm” in Okinawa

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US Ambassador caught in the “Eye of the Japanese Political Storm” in Okinawa  Michiyo Tanabe and Helmet Joachim Schmidt  Modern Tokyo Times The American ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, entered the “eye of the Japanese political storm” in Okinawa. Indeed, while great emphasis is being put on America, it is clear that the finger should […]

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Prime Minister Abe of Japan and Growing Confidence: China, US and Realism

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Prime Minister Abe of Japan and Growing Confidence: China, US and Realism Hiroshi Saito and Joachim de Villiers Modern Tokyo Times It appears that aspects of the media in Japan are beset by Western “gilt trips” and the trappings of “multi-cultural apologetics.” This certainly applies to the English speaking media on a whole in Japan. […]

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China and Japan Friction: How Can India Respond?

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China and Japan Friction: How Can India Respond? D.S.Rajan Chennai Centre for China Studies The current trends make clear that tensions between China and Japan on political and strategic issues are increasing day by day. It is natural that Asia-Pacific nations, which have a big stake in guaranteeing regional stability and prosperity, are coming under […]

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Not Too Peaceful: China’s Offshore Power Projection

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Not Too Peaceful: China’s Offshore Power Projection  Professor Joseph Tse-Hei Lee Special Contribution  Modern Tokyo Times Much media attention has focused on China’s readiness to exert its political and military power in the East and South China seas. The last few weeks of 2013 witnessed a rapid deterioration of the diplomatic goodwill that China had […]

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Japanese Art and Josetsu: China and Japan Relations based on “Catching a Catfish with a Gourd”

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Japanese Art and Josetsu: China and Japan Relations based on “Catching a Catfish with a Gourd” Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times China and Japan have so much in common based on the richness of Buddhism, Confucianism, the arts, culture, gardens, Zen, and a plethora of areas related to high culture. Yet, relations in recent […]

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China and CCP: Debt, Social Reforms, Deng Xiaoping and the Next Stage

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China and CCP: Debt, Social Reforms, Deng Xiaoping and the Next Stage Shuchun Zhang and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The government of China is faced with a balancing act of preserving high economic growth, containing internal social problems, maintaining the flow of accessible loans, focusing on the huge economic gap between the countryside and […]

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