Monday, August 3, 2015

Masahiro Matsumura

Masahiro Matsumura is Professor of International Politics at St. Andrew’s University (Momoyama Gakuin Daigaku) in Osaka.

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Newsart for Praetorian China? Barrie Maguire
World Affairs 3

Praetorian China?

Do China’s rulers have full civilian control of their country’s military? As recent incidents in the South and East China Seas have shown, the Chinese state apparatus is largely detached from the mili… read more

Newsart for Oki-Now-What? Dean Rohrer
World Affairs 5


Controversy over the US Marines’ deployment of 12 tilt-rotor V-22 Osprey aircraft to the Futenma Air Base on Okinawa has contributed to the decay of the US-Japan alliance. A new approach to alliance m… read more

Newsart for Japan's Leadership Muddle
Politics 0

Japan's Leadership Muddle

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan's defeat of party rival Ichiro Ozawa buys six months of political stability, at most. Without a grand reorganization of the major political parties along ideological … read more

Newsart for Japan’s Secret Shogun
Politics 0

Japan’s Secret Shogun

With the post-general election honeymoon over, the Japanese public has become increasingly aware that Ichiro Ozawa, Secretary-General of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, is the puppet-master of P… read more

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