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Interview – Peter Matanle

Interview – Peter Matanle

Dr. Matanle explains his concept of the ‘depopulation dividend’, Japanese and Asia-Pacific resource and population strategies, and talks about some of the weaknesses in current IR teaching.

Brexit: The View from Japan (or the “Tokyo Consensus”)

Brexit: The View from Japan (or the “Tokyo Consensus”)

The benefits of Brexit for Japan, which are largely geo-political, could offset its costs, which are mostly economic.

America’s New Best Friend: The UK vs Japan

America’s New Best Friend: The UK vs Japan

The challenge in the months ahead will be to ensure that Britain’s isolation can be reversed with the discovery of a new purpose at the centre of world affairs.

Reconceptualising Structural Power: A New Concept Made Out of Sterling Parts

Reconceptualising Structural Power: A New Concept Made Out of Sterling Parts

The two analytic tools introduced here enable the conceptualisation of a structural approach to power that is ontologically accessible and fit for operationalization.

War with China: Ascending Powers, Expansionism and the Use-of-Force

War with China: Ascending Powers, Expansionism and the Use-of-Force

The current state-of-affairs suggests that as China is exhibiting a pre-WWI German paradigm a war will happen as it exponentially increases its expansionism.

China: New Steps Forward in Africa

China: New Steps Forward in Africa

By understanding China’s approach as pragmatic, not altruistic, those working with China can come out with economic gains.

The “Northern Territories” Dispute and the Future of Japan-Russia Relations

The “Northern Territories” Dispute and the Future of Japan-Russia Relations

Even with a resolution of the territorial dispute between Russia and Japan the relations between the two will change little, at least in the short to medium term.

The ‘History Problem’ in Sino-Japanese Relations: What’s the Problem?

The ‘History Problem’ in Sino-Japanese Relations: What’s the Problem?

The understanding of the history problem changes over time in Japan and in China even though there appears to be some stability concerning the important issues.

Review – Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan

Review – Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan

Although Dalton’s study lacks exploration of some challenges Japanese society confronts, it offers a unique glimpse into a society that often remains a myth to outsiders.

A Critical Appraisal of the ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement between Japan and South Korea

A Critical Appraisal of the ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement between Japan and South Korea

A true reconciliation over the ‘comfort women’ issue requires a future vision, or a grand scheme, within which the current agreement is contextualized.

Political Apology 2.0:  Japan says Sorry to ‘Comfort Women’ (Again)

Political Apology 2.0: Japan says Sorry to ‘Comfort Women’ (Again)

Grievously wounded subjects are not easily healed and it would be naïve to assume that victims of state aggression will be able to put the past behind them.

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