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Japan’s Agriculture Dilemma
September 02, 2014
Japan’s Agriculture Dilemma
Achieving large-scale agriculture is an imperative, yet political opposition is formidable.
Japan’s Agriculture Dilemma
Yes, Hiroshima and Nagasaki <em>Definitely</em> Saved Lives
September 02, 2014
Yes, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Definitely Saved Lives
The Pacific Realist responds to Ward Wilson about whether the atomic bombings of Japan saved lives or not.
Yes, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Definitely Saved Lives
A Former Japanese Yankii Gets a World-Class Education
September 01, 2014
A Former Japanese Yankii Gets a World-Class Education
How a one-time underachiever eventually enrolled in one of the world’s most prestigious universities.
A Former Japanese Yankii Gets a World-Class Education
New Abe Government Solidifying
September 01, 2014
New Abe Government Solidifying
Sources are leaking key Cabinet positions in the lead up to Wednesday’s announcement.
New Abe Government Solidifying
New Anti-Hate Speech Laws Could Be Double-Edged Sword
September 01, 2014
New Anti-Hate Speech Laws Could Be Double-Edged Sword
Government attempts to limit anti-Korean rhetoric could be used to silence nuclear protests.
New Anti-Hate Speech Laws Could Be Double-Edged Sword
Forget Sanctions: 3 Things Ailing North Korea
August 31, 2014
Forget Sanctions: 3 Things Ailing North Korea
North Korea may be impervious to sanctions, but not from climate change, Asia's economy and self-inflicted wounds
Forget Sanctions: 3 Things Ailing North Korea
Learning From China’s Oil Rig Standoff With Vietnam
August 30, 2014
Learning From China’s Oil Rig Standoff With Vietnam
Understanding the motives behind Beijing’s provocation will help the US and its partners deal with future incidents.
Learning From China’s Oil Rig Standoff With Vietnam
The Great Myth: World War I Was No Accident
August 30, 2014
The Great Myth: World War I Was No Accident
World War I wasn't an inadvertent war but the result of deliberate German state policy.
The Great Myth: World War I Was No Accident
China’s APEC Diplomacy
August 30, 2014
China’s APEC Diplomacy
From India and the US to Japan and Taiwan, the 2014 APEC summit presents interesting diplomatic opportunities for China.
China’s APEC Diplomacy
Japanese Military Set for Big Budget Gains As Economy Shifts to Neutral
August 29, 2014
Japanese Military Set for Big Budget Gains As Economy Shifts to Neutral
Abe’s careful balance of economic growth with military normalization may be falling out of sync.
Japanese Military Set for Big Budget Gains As Economy Shifts to Neutral
Singapore and the Sea of Discontent
August 29, 2014
Singapore and the Sea of Discontent
How Singapore can play a central role in mediating Southeast Asian territorial disputes.
Singapore and the Sea of Discontent
India Pushing Nuclear Pact At Modi-Abe Summit
August 29, 2014
India Pushing Nuclear Pact At Modi-Abe Summit
Despite representing a huge new market, Japan must still be cautious in exporting nuclear technology.
India Pushing Nuclear Pact At Modi-Abe Summit
East Asia’s Future: Extinction?
August 29, 2014
East Asia’s Future: Extinction?
Recent reports highlight the dire demographic outlook for the region.
East Asia’s Future: Extinction?
Australia’s Economic Diplomacy
August 29, 2014
Australia’s Economic Diplomacy
A sensible sounding policy needs the structure to support it.
Australia’s Economic Diplomacy
Japanese Cultural Influence Grows in India
August 29, 2014
Japanese Cultural Influence Grows in India
Japanese culture is permeating India, precipitating closer ties between the two countries.
Japanese Cultural Influence Grows in India
China Might Just Be an Assertive Status Quo Power
August 29, 2014
China Might Just Be an Assertive Status Quo Power
On balance, Beijing's policies suggest it is looking to carve out a special role for itself within the current order.
China Might Just Be an Assertive Status Quo Power
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