Japan

Australia Struggles to Find an Independent Voice

Australia has always struggled to present an independent foreign policy to the world. For example, during its early days as a British colony its soldiers fought in the Crimean war in the mid 19th century, although it would be impossible to identify any Australian interest in that conflict. World War One saw a similar eagerness […]
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Senkaku /Diaoyu Islands Issue Discussed at US-Japan 2+2 Meeting

During the visit to Japan (as well as South Korea) by US Secretaries of State and Defense, the scheduled US-Japan Security Consultative Committee (2+2) meeting took place in Tokyo on March 16 of this year. It is worth noting once again that engaging with one another in such a format is indicative (with rare exceptions) […]

Nuclear Energy in the World 10 Years After Fukushima

The March 2011 Fukushima disaster was the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Its terrifying consequences led some countries to reconsider their attitude to nuclear energy with states like Germany deciding to phase out the technology. However, elsewhere, nuclear power continues to be a major source of electricity supply.

The First Summit of the Quad Took Place

The first (video) summit of the so-called “Quad” countries, including the United States, Japan, India, and Australia, held on March 12 this year, certainly belongs to the events of paramount importance of the current stage of the “Great World Game”. Because this configuration is seen by its initiator, the United States, as the “leaven” of […]

The Current Situation Concerning the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands

Located in the East China Sea, the five uninhabited islands with a total area of about 6 square kilometers, which in Japan are called Senkaku and in China Diaoyu, are among those few “particularly heated” zones, from which, under unfortunate circumstances, the flames of full-scale conflict could well erupt. Not only in the Indo-Pacific region, […]

Fukushima Meltdowns Turn Ten, Still Getting Worse 

Fukushima Daiichi’s multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns started ten years ago. They are not over. They are not even close to over. Nuclear disasters don’t ever end. The radioactive danger slowly decays over decades, during which it needs constant safety management until radiation measurements are below “acceptable levels.” That’s still not safe. Fukushima continues to be […]

Return of the Leviathan: The Fascist Roots of the CIA and the True Origin of the Cold War

In whose interest did the creation of the Cold War serve and continues to serve? Cynthia Chung addresses this question in her three-part series. ***** In 1998, the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group (IWG), at the behest of Congress, launched what became the largest congressionally mandated, single-subject declassification effort […]

Is Japan Declaring a Territorial Blitzkrieg?

The spring escalation of the mental territorial syndrome in Japan has been particularly active this year. According to many observers, including Japanese observers, this can even turn into serious problems for this island state, both in its domestic political life and in relations with its neighbors due to its own obstructive position of the current […]