Japan and World Wars

Both 2014 and 2015 feature important dates closely related to some of the most murderous events in human history. The…

Japan-Korea Relations: Comfort Women Issue

Late in 2011, in the capital of the Republic of Korea (ROK), Seoul, a sculpture of a teenage girl was…

Japan: the Political Landscape after the Elections

The latest early election for the lower house of Japan’s parliament has ended with a crushing victory for the Liberal…

The Election Results in Japan

The pre-term re-elections to the Lower House of the Japanese Parliament were held on December 14. The decision to do…

Japan: The Law on State Secret

Despite the extensive criticism from non-governmental organizations, politicians, and lawyers both in Japan and abroad, the law on protection of…

Fight Against Cyber Warfare and the so-called “Goodware”

Cyber-attacks are becoming rather commonplace in today's world. Apart from individual hackers, acting alone or in teams of associate, cyber…

Abe Dissolves the Lower House of the Japanese Parliament

On November 18, 2014, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the dissolution of the lower house of parliament and an…

What lies behind the Sino-Japanese scandal on poaching of red coral

The term "red (noble) coral" that denotes a high-demand (and therefore expensive) raw material in the jewellery industry, in the…

Japan continues its search for routes into North Korea

In the mosaic of events that are shaping the political situation in North-East Asia (NEA) an event occurred at the…

Japan is Bringing Two Nuclear Reactors Back Online

On September 10, The Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan - a government body that is responsible for the safe operation of nuclear plants - after a prolonged…

Japan Joined US-India Military Exercise

From July 25 to August 1 Japan joined  joint naval exercises of United States and Indian warships codenamed "Exercise Malabar". This…

The growing “grey zones” in the Japan-US relations

The new interpretation of the "anti-war" chapter 9 of the Japanese Constitution of 1947 that was adopted on July 1…

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