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Territorial dispute between Japan and China is still going on

Tokyo is counting on U.S. support Beijing, September 16 (new region, Igor Scherbakov) – Japanese news portal MBS has distributed the information according to which, a few days ago near the Senkaku Islands (which the Chinese call the Diaoyu) the Chinese fishing vessel clashed with the Japanese patrol boat. According to the Japanese news agency […]

Valery Kistanov – Japan and the United States: “The Asahi Shimbun” reveals shadow of the bilateral relations with the help of WikiLeaks

After the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) raised to power in August 2009 Japan’s relations with its main military and political ally – the United States were seriously complicated by a number of foreign innovations embodied the Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. About the hidden circumstances of bilateral diplomacy of Tokyo and Washington were published the […]

China and its territorial disputes: One approach does not fit all

By Andy Yee, Hong Kong International relations in Asia last year were characterised by conspicuous territorial disputes in the South China Sea — between China, the US and ASEAN — and the East China Sea — between China and Japan. No doubt, China’s growing territorial assertiveness is an important factor in these disputes, which are geographically close […]

The Bank of Japan: Time for action

Another set of measures to tackle deflation CONSERVATIVE, cautious and cowardly: the Bank of Japan (BOJ) has endured all manner of insults over the years. Among the complaints from critics is the charge that the central bank could have boosted Japan’s economy if it had increased its balance-sheet more rapidly during the financial crisis. The […]

Lee Jay Walker – Japan Continues to Play the Nationalist Card Against the Russian Federation


It is sometimes difficult to understand Japan’s stance towards the Russian Federation given the reality that American forces are based in various parts of Japan.  Therefore, why is the nationalist card being turned on and off when it suits? The Japanese Foreign Minister, Takeaki Matsumoto, was dismayed after the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Sergei Ivanov, […]

Alexander Anisimov – Problem of the “Northern Territories” in the Japanese-Russian Relations

Russian-Japanese relations are characterized by their territorial problems, the essence of which is that Japan has insisted on the return of the islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai, without which it is not going to conclude the peace treaty. In 2011, this problem has worsened. The Ministry of education of Japan allowed for use […]