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Ways an Asian War Could Erupt

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Alex Ward   At times of global instability, the places where things remain calm stand out. That is the case with northeast Asia, the area primarily comprised of China, Japan, parts of Russia and the two Koreas. Due to the generosity of the Korean Economic Institute and Korea Foundation, I had the chance recently to […]

Lee Kyong Wan – VICTIMS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, SAKHALIN KOREANS, AND INTERNATIONAL COMPENSATION THROUGH SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THEM IN SAKHALIN

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Lee Kyong Wan, Research Professor, Academic rank: Doctor (PhD), Halllim University (Republic of Korea), arachika@naver.com Abstract: Koreans conscripted to Sakhalin by Japanese colonizers during the World War II experienced inexorable sufferings from racial persecution and harsh labor. Even after the war, their human rights were downtrodden by all national societies. These nations should take moral and legal responsibilities for […]

The Northern Territories Impasse, Russia and Japanese Dependence on the U.S.

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By Tanaka Sakai Introduction by Kimie HARA In August 2006, Japan-Russia relations were strained when a Russian patrol fired warning shots at a Japanese fishing boat, killing a member of the crew. The boat was near disputed islands—what the Japanese call the Northern Territories and the Russians call the Southern Kuriles. The incident occurred in […]

Japan Goes Hard – New Military Law Adopted

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Dmitry Streltsov Doctor of History, Head of the Department of Oriental Studies of the MGIMO University, RIAC expert It was recently announced in the media that Japan has adopted a new military doctrine, allowing the country to take part in military operations. It could result in a dramatic turn from Tokyo’s peaceful foreign policy and […]

Japan’s Intelligence Reform Inches Forward

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When the Allies defeated Japan at the end of World War II, they dismantled the Japanese security apparatus and deliberately left the country dependent on outside powers. This entailed not only taking apart the military but also the extensive imperial intelligence apparatus that had facilitated Japanese expansion in Asia. As it reconstituted itself, postwar Japan […]

The inhabitants of the Kuril Islands occupied by pressing matters and do not show much interest in the negotiations on the territorial issue

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May 17, I joined the delegation for the first time this year paid a four-day visit as part of Kunashir visa-free exchange with the Northern Territory. At the meeting of Heads of State of Russia and Japan in April, an agreement was reached on the acceleration of regional negotiations, while on the islands is “Russification” […]

The problem of “northern territories” Russia must stop distorting history

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Why is there a problem of “northern territories”? Must adhere to Japan’s position on this issue. During his visit to Belgium, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Fumio Kishida (Fumio Kishida) said: “The situation in Ukraine has been changed due to the force. This also applies to the problem of the northern territories. ” Russia […]

Can Japan Reboot?

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CAMBRIDGE – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent policy decisions – to increase monetary stimulus dramatically, to postpone a consumption-tax increase, and to call a snap election in mid-December – have returned his country to the forefront of an intense policy debate. The problem is simple: How can aging advanced economies revive growth after a […]

History Lessons for China and Japan

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Both countries have shown the ability to accommodate and cooperate in the past. Can they do so again? By Paula Harrell June 26, 2014 This year has seen a spate of retrospective analyses of the horrific war in Europe that began July 28 a century ago, so named the Great War for its unprecedented scale, […]

Towards The Arctic Ocean through the Kuril Islands

Dmitry TulupovFaculty of International Relations of St. Petersburg State University There has been no time in modern history when political links between Moscow and Tokyo were friendly or partner-like. Since the end of WWII, the Southern Kuril Islands remain the key irritant to their bilateral relations. As a result, much of the potential for Russian-Japanese […]