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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.

How can we face the past seriously? A Comment on the ‘Comfort Women’-Agreement

How can we face the past seriously? A Comment on the ‘Comfort Women’-Agreement

The Japanese government has forced the South Korean government to take responsibility for the situation by repeating almost the same ritual apologies made in the 1990s.

The Impact of Industrial Revolutions: China’s Rise and the Decline of Japan

The Impact of Industrial Revolutions: China’s Rise and the Decline of Japan

Japan stands at a crossroads. It will have to accept that unless it de-escalates tensions through critical dialogue it will be faced with a fractious China.

Image by Nori Katagiri

Interview – Nori Katagiri

Dr. Katagiri discusses his latest book on insurgencies, military strategies and cooperation and Japanese-American perceptions on security, politics and the world.

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