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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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EU and Anti Russia: Mass Unemployment, Huge Debt and Corruption but Ukraine Opposition Ignores

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EU and Anti Russia: Mass Unemployment, Huge Debt and Corruption but Ukraine Opposition Ignores Olivier LeCourt and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times It is rather ironic that many undemocratic and nationalist forces in the Ukraine alongside pro-European Union (EU) democrats in this nation seek to join the EU. After all, the EU is blighted by […]

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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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Snowden and NSA Industrial Espionage: Power Concentration, the Constitution and Rand Paul

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Snowden and NSA Industrial Espionage: Power Concentration, the Constitution and Rand Paul Helmet Joachim Schmidt, Toshiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Edward Snowden is many things to different people but unlike the state apparatus of America he is transparent and more beholden to the Constitution. Rather than President Obama focusing on capturing […]

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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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EU Mishandled the Association Agreement with Ukraine: One-dimensional Media Coverage

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EU Mishandled the Association Agreement with Ukraine: One-dimensional Media Coverage Vojin Joksimovich, PhD Modern Tokyo Times At the end of November and early December there was the uproar in the West over Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s anti-EU and pro-Russian demarche. Yanukovych suddenly abandoned plans to sign the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (AA) on the eve of […]

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Ukraine and Russia Deal: Beginning of the End of the Crisis – or Just the End of the Beginning?

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Does Ukraine’s Deal with Russia Signal Beginning of the End of the Crisis – or Just the End of the Beginning? James George Jatras Deputy Director, AIU American Institute in Ukraine The December 17 agreement in Moscow between Presidents Viktor Yanukovych and Vladimir Putin to support Ukraine’s debt payments and significantly cut energy prices is a […]

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PM Azarov of Ukraine fears a Coup: President Yanukovych and Pan-European integration

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PM Azarov of Ukraine fears a Coup: President Yanukovych and Pan-European integration Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Events in Ukraine are unfolding quickly based on the intensification of the mass demonstrations breaking out in the capital Kiev. Indeed, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov is making it clear that he believes that a […]

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Qatar is accused of treating migrant workers like fodder: 2022 Football World Cup

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Qatar is accused of treating migrant workers like fodder: 2022 Football World Cup Pierre Leblanc and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Amnesty International condemns Qatar strongly for abusing migrant workers and treating the marginalized like mere fodder. Indeed, alarming death rates of migrant workers is a far cry from the glitzy commercial advertisements in […]

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California Firm Props Up Ukraine’s Failing Finances

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California Firm Props Up Ukraine’s Falling Finances Anthony T. Salvia Director, American Institute in Ukraine AIU We are on the eve of the Vilnius “summit” and the wrangling over Mrs. Timoshenko and her fate is going down to the wire. It is by no means clear how it will turn out, but two things we […]

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