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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.

Transforming IR Education in Japan

Transforming IR Education in Japan

In recent years scholars have started to consider alternative approaches to the study of IR, while at the same time scholars in Japan are adapting how they approach the subject.

The Asia-Pacific Scramble and a ‘Larger Australia’

The Asia-Pacific Scramble and a ‘Larger Australia’

Australia should begin to position itself as a politically-astute player in the region and in doing so, make decisions that create realpolitik rather than frictions.

Abe (Finally) Meets Xi: A Step towards Stabilization of Japan-China Relations?

Abe (Finally) Meets Xi: A Step towards Stabilization of Japan-China Relations?

The two sides have decided to discuss plans to prevent maritime accidents from turning into military crises, whilst working to resume bilateral dialogue in other areas.

China’s Response to a Post-Pacificist Japan

China’s Response to a Post-Pacificist Japan

Although escalating tensions with Japan is not desirable, the Asian security order has changed in ways that should cause China to reconsider its strategy in the region.

Rethinking Change and Continuity in Japanese Defense Policy and Politics

Rethinking Change and Continuity in Japanese Defense Policy and Politics

Japan has been following a deliberate course in the reform of its defense policy. This has emphasized gradual change over revolutionary breaks. More changes are to come.

Interview – Katrien Jacobs

Interview – Katrien Jacobs

Professor Jacobs discusses her research on pornography, censorship, and visual anthropology in the context of global capitalism, social control, and superpower rivalry.

Review – Afrasia: A Tale of Two Continents

Review – Afrasia: A Tale of Two Continents

Adem and Mazrui offer an enlivening and unconventional collection, critically invocating the need for a discourse about discourse on Africa’s relations with Asian powers.

South Korea’s Foreign Policy in 2013: Building Trust in East Asia

South Korea’s Foreign Policy in 2013: Building Trust in East Asia

“Trust” has been the buzzword for President Park Geun-hye, and 2013 saw ‘trustpolitik’ in action in South Korea’s relationships with North Korea, China and Japan.

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