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Can Japan Reboot?

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

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 […]

Someone Just Said Something About The Japan-China Conflict That Scared The Crap Out Of Everyone

Henry Blodget Jan. 22, 2014, 9:51 AM 87,698 167 I went to one of those fancy private dinners last night in Davos, Switzerland. Like most of the events here at the 2014 World Economic Forum, the dinner was conducted under what are known as “Chatham House Rules,” which means that I can’t tell you who was […]

Japan and Russia: Arctic Friends

Increasingly close ties offer both countries potential benefits in the Arctic and elsewhere. By Stratos Pourzitakis February 01, 2014 The Arctic region has moved to the center of world politics in 2014, siting high on the energy security agenda of most East Asian countries, including China and Japan. The latter has recently been stepping up its […]

Japan To Formally Nationalize 280 Islands

Japan will nationalize 280 islands within its exclusive economic zone, according to a senior official. By Ankit Panda plans on Wednesday to establish administrative state control over 280 uninhabited islands in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The South China Morning Post reports that Ichita Yamamoto, Japan’s minister for oceanic policies and territorial issues, said that Japan will register the […]

Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy

By Max Fisher People in Japan are so averse to romantic relationships that the country’s media even has a name for it: sekkusu shinai shokogun, or “celibacy syndrome,” according to a widely circulated Guardian story on the country’s low rates of marriage, childbearing and even sex. But this is more than a story about Japan […]

History Wars: A Long View of Asia’s Territorial Disputes

The Diplomat takes a look at the long and complex background to some of the region’s most intractable disputes. Next month, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will deliver its verdict in the case of Cambodia and Thailand’s territorial dispute over the Preah Vihear temple. For several months, the court has been poring over a […]

V.O. Kistanov – Japan is looking for partners all around the world for counteraction to the “Chinese threat”

During the last three years the territorial dispute between Tokyo and Beijing about belonging of desert Senkaku islands (Diaoyu in Chinese) in the East China Sea has gained an unprecedented intensity. What is focused on in it is quickly strengthening economic and military and political rivalry between two Asian giants: the old one – Japan, […]

Zhilina L.V. – Japanese students’ vision of Russia (based on 2007 and 2012 polls)

This research was conducted as part of “Forming public opinion about neighboring countries: Russia and Japan as viewed by students” project and was supported by Japanese foundation grants of 2007 and 2012. The main objective of the research was analysis of change in public opinion and vision of Russia and Russians (Japan and Japanese) by […]