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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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Japan to Utilize Nuclear Energy based on Pragmatism

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Japan to Utilize Nuclear Energy based on Pragmatism Michiyo Tanabe and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan finally came to the conclusion that the same nuclear energy that played a powerful role in modernization, is once more to be part of the energy policy of this nation. Prime Minister Abe is focused […]

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Religious Tensions in Myanmar: China, Japan, India and US in Geopolitical Game

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Religious Tensions in Myanmar: China, Japan, India and US in Geopolitical Game Ri Kuk-Chol and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar (Burma) appears to be at a major crossroads because past intransigence is now being followed by a possible thaw, whereby this nation comes in from the “international cold.” Of course, […]

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Ukraine Crisis: Japan should take a cautious approach towards Russia based on geopolitics

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Ukraine Crisis: Japan should take a cautious approach towards Russia based on geopolitics Noriko Watanabe and Joachim de Villiers Modern Tokyo Times Japan should not pander to America by following a negative tone towards the Russian Federation over ongoing events in the Crimea and Ukraine in general. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must focus on the […]

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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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Record Trade Deficit in Japan and Nuclear Reality: Is Japan Losing its Independence?

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Record Trade Deficit in Japan and Nuclear Reality: Is Japan Losing its Independence? Noriko Watanabe and Walter Sebastian Modern Tokyo Times The anti-nuclear lobby in Japan and the mass media in this nation on a whole continue to focus on the negative side of nuclear power stations. Not surprisingly, the government of Japan is dithering […]

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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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Japan’s National Security Strategy and Reactions from China

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Japan’s National Security Strategy and Reactions from China Dr. Rajaram Panda  Chennai Centre for China Studies The East Asian region is witnessing a turbulent period in its history. Never before in history of East Asia, there had been an absence of power competition when a rising power threatened to challenge the established and sole recognized […]

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China’s East China Sea ADIZ: Framing Japan to Help Washington Understand

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China’s East China Sea ADIZ: Framing Japan to Help Washington Understand By: Peter Mattis The Jamestown Foundation  On November 23, Beijing announced that a new Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) would go into effect over the East China Sea, overlapping existing Japanese and South Korean ADIZ, requiring all air traffic passing through the zone to file […]

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