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The (Mis)Uses of History: Give a Bow to the Japanese Prime Minister

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

You want ominous? Then offer a deep bow to conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a man eager to turn the Japanese military into an ever less defensive force, fully breach his country's "peace constitution," and assumedly someday end Japan's "nuclear allergy" when it comes to a future weapons program.

Japan's Emerging Activist Diplomacy With North Korea

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.12.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

In all likelihood, in the absence of any meaningful options, and without the support of China to pursue an alternative path, Japan will simply choose to live with its dangerous neighbor for the time being, as it has in the past.

Japan's Government Needs to Move Quickly

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.03.2011 | Business
Daniel Wagner

No one can truly know the economic impact of Japan's earthquake because the world has never experienced such a severe natural disaster in an economy so critical to the global supply chain.

Japanese Government Plans To Aid Struggling Businesses

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - The Japanese government plans to dedicate up to 10 trillion yen ($127 billion) in crisis lending to businesses to help them finance day-to...

With Friends Like Us: How The Obama Administration Helped Topple The Japanese Prime Minister

The New Republic | R. Taggart Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Japan has a new prime minister, Naoto Kan, but he comes from the same party--the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)--as Yukio Hatoyama, who resigned last...

UN: Japanese Authorities Breached Human Rights of Greenpeace Anti-Whaling Activists

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Two of my colleagues face up to 10 years in jail for exposing institutional corruption in the Japanese government's whaling programme. Meanwhile, the UN contends that Japan repeatedly violated the activists' human rights.

New Tools for Peace in Afghanistan

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Development and humanitarian assistance can no longer be an afterthought; they must be central to any strategy the U.S. government puts forward in Afghanistan.