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November 13, 2010
Youtube Leak a Humane Act?
Was the JCG officer’s decision to leak footage of a maritime incident on Youtube ‘duty’ or ‘humanity’?
Youtube Leak a Humane Act?
Senkaku Tape Leak No Surprise
November 12, 2010
Senkaku Tape Leak No Surprise
The Japanese officer who released the controversial boat crash footage claims it wasn’t confidential – or well-protected.
Senkaku Tape Leak No Surprise
Japan and China’s Masochists
November 11, 2010
Japan and China’s Masochists
Japanese and Chinese nationalists want their countries to look like victims. It’s a poor way to make policy.
Japan and China’s Masochists
Japan Edges Toward TPP Talks
November 10, 2010
Japan Edges Toward TPP Talks
But could excessive caution and pandering to farmers prevent it reaping a free trade harvest?
Japan Edges Toward TPP Talks
November 05, 2010
Boat Crash on YouTube
Footage shows the Chinese fishing boat ramming into Japanese vessels, putting the onus now on Tokyo to respond.
Boat Crash on YouTube
LDP Not Playing Ball
November 02, 2010
LDP Not Playing Ball
Japan’s main opposition party could ultimately harm its own interests through its relentless criticism of the government.
LDP Not Playing Ball
October 30, 2010
China Calls off Talks With Kan
Beijing lays blame for last-minute torpedoing of meeting on Tokyo’s ‘groundless distortions’ of isle issue.
China Calls off Talks With Kan
Tokyo turns to Delhi?
October 26, 2010
Tokyo turns to Delhi?
Japan has struck a deal with India that will slash trade tariffs. But the nuclear issue still casts a shadow over ties.
Tokyo turns to Delhi?
October 25, 2010
Machimura’s By-election Win
Odds were in favour of the LDP heavyweight. We shouldn’t read too much into the DPJ’s defeat.
Machimura’s By-election Win
Japan’s Missed Opportunity?
October 22, 2010
Japan’s Missed Opportunity?
Tokyo reportedly turns down Beijing’s offer to jointly develop oil and gas deposits off disputed islets.
Japan’s Missed Opportunity?
Japan’s Biodiversity Duty
October 19, 2010
Japan’s Biodiversity Duty
As the UN biodiversity meeting opens in Nagoya, marauding bears and toads highlight ecological dangers.
Japan’s Biodiversity Duty
Yen Set to Keep Rising
October 17, 2010
Yen Set to Keep Rising
The yen keeps rising. But is there anything Japan’s government can do to stop it?
Yen Set to Keep Rising
Japan's Google Gripe
October 16, 2010
Japan's Google Gripe
Japan’s govt asks Google to change its map to exclude Diaoyu from a description of the Senkaku Islands.
Japan's Google Gripe
October 13, 2010
Machimura Career on Line
A veteran Japanese politician risks political suicide by choosing to contest Hokkaido’s No. 5 Constituency.
Machimura Career on Line
October 12, 2010
Japan to Rethink Arms Exports?
The defence minister suggests an effective blanket ban on arms exports needs rethinking.
Japan to Rethink Arms Exports?
What Korea Can Teach Japan
October 08, 2010
What Korea Can Teach Japan
As South Korea signs a new FTA with the EU, is neighbour Japan starting to fall behind?
What Korea Can Teach Japan
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