Sunday, April 20, 2014

Yuriko Koike

Yuriko Koike, Japan's former defense minister and national security adviser, was Chairwoman of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party's General Council and currently is a member of the National Diet.

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Newsart for Japan’s Russian Dilemma
World Affairs 13

Japan’s Russian Dilemma

For Japanese leaders and citizens, President Vladimir Putin’s brutal annexation of Crimea was an unsurprising return to the normal paradigm of Russian history. Indeed, most Japanese regard the move… read more

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World Affairs 4

Equality or Estrangement

For a half-century, the US, which wrote Japan’s postwar “peace” constitution, has pressed Japan to play a greater role in maintaining Asian and global stability. But now that Japan finally has a… read more

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World Affairs 10

Who Lost Thailand?

Southeast Asia’s most developed and sophisticated economy is teetering on the edge of the political abyss, yet most of the rest of Asia appears to be averting its eyes from the country’s ongoing and… read more

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World Affairs 3

The Pyongyang Purge

Jang Song-thaek had been seen as a kind of regent to Kim Jong-un, the young successor to the Kim family dynasty, and was thought to be number two in the regime. But he owed his position – and,… read more

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World Affairs 1

Sweet Caroline in Tokyo

Fifty years have passed since the assassination of US President John .F. Kennedy, with official ceremonies held in Washington, DC, and Dallas to commemorate the anniversary. But JFK’s eldest… read more

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Securing Japan

Shinzo Abe’s second term as Japan’s prime minister began with a laser-like focus on economic revitalization. But Abe also confronts a security environment in Asia that is every bit as brittle as… read more

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World Affairs 1

America Adrift

President Barack Obama’s awkward response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons has fueled criticism that his administration lacks clear foreign-policy objectives. Such a charge will not go unnoticed by … read more

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Abenomics for Asia

For two decades, as one Asian economy after another boomed, Japan’s economy remained virtually stagnant. Now, with Asia’s two giants, China and India, slowing down – and perhaps impeding economic… read more

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Economics 4

Japan in Action

Japan's Liberal Democratic Party won a decisive victory in elections to the upper house of parliament held on July 21, bringing to an end the indecisive politics caused by the lack of an effective… read more

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