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Social Media: Asia/Pacific: East/Pacific: Japan

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Economic Superpower Sweepstakes: Can China Succeed Where Japan Failed?
Winner of IA-Forum Winter 2009 Student Essay Competition. In examining China's potential as the world's economic superpower, author analyzes and compares Chinese and Japanese economies. By Ren Xiang... Read More...


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Rich bullies, we need you
Paul Collier argues that the recent empowerment of the G20 disguises the ongoing dominance of the G5 in global governance. (The Guardian, 09/25/09) Read More...


Higher education and the recession: It still pays to study
Higher education and the recession: It still pays to study
An OECD study shows that, despite an ever growing supply of university degree earners, there is still a significant return to education among degree earners in developed countries. The Economist (9/19... Read More...


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Don’t Make It Worse
In response to North Korea’s nuclear tests, calls for switching to a military track should be resisted. The art of politics is not to turn a problem into a threat and a threat into an armed conflict. ... Read More...


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Think Again- Japan's Lost Decade
Author debunks several myths about Japan's economic struggles in the 1990's and the lessons of this era for current American policy-makers. By Christian Caryl (Foreign Policy, April 2009) Read More...


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The Japan Fallacy: Today's U.S. Financial Crisis is not like Tokyo's
"The financial crisis of 2008 need not usher in a replay of Japan's "lost decade" of the 1990s. The current crisis is the result of correctable policy mistakes rather than deep structural flaws in the... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Thomas Berger
IA-Forum Interview: Thomas Berger
IA-Forum speaks with Thomas Berger, professor of international relations at Boston University, about the future of Japan-U.S. relations. By Jason Miks (12/27/2008) Read More...


Taiwan-China thaw overshadows deep Taiwan-Japan ties
Taiwan-China thaw overshadows deep Taiwan-Japan ties
Author looks at relations between Taiwan and Japan in light of Taiwan's new administration. By Jason Miks (This article first appeared in World Politics Review) Read More...


Cuts to ODA worry Japanese officials
Cuts to ODA worry Japanese officials
Author discusses the implications of recent cuts in Japan's official development assistance for the country's diplomacy. This article originally appeared in World Politics Review. By Jason Miks (04/14... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Prof. Richard Samuels
IA-Forum Interview: Prof. Richard Samuels
International Affairs Forum speaks with Richard Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for International Studies at MIT, about Japan's security policy. B... Read More...


Do Stronger Japan-India Ties Herald an Asian Alliance of Democracies?
Do Stronger Japan-India Ties Herald an Asian Alliance of Democracies?
Author analyzes the improving Japan-India relationship and causes for it. By Jason Miks (first appeared in World Politics Review, 10/23/2007) Read More...


Japan's LDP Surprises with Choice of Fukuda to Succeed Abe
Japan's LDP Surprises with Choice of Fukuda to Succeed Abe
Analyzes the LDP's selection of Yasuo Fukuda to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japanese Prime Minister. By Jason Miks. (09/27/2007, first published in World Politics Review) Read More...


After Abe, Japan's Opposition Should Seek Compromise on Antiterrorism Legislation
After Abe, Japan's Opposition Should Seek Compromise on Antiterrorism Legislation
Discusses the situation of the opposing DPJ party in the wake of Abe Shinzo's resignation and calls for compromise on the antiterrorism legislation. By Jason Miks. (first appeared in World Politics ... Read More...


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A New Japan?
The author discusses the various factors leading to the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the potential impact on future Japanese-American relations. By Michael Auslin. (American... Read More...


After electoral drubbing, Abe needs more than vision
After electoral drubbing, Abe needs more than vision
Author discusses the problems facing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. By Jason Miks. (First appeared in World Politics Review on 08/21/07) Read More...


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After Electoral Drubbing, Abe Needs More Than Vision
Analysis of Shinzo Abe's electoral woes and prospects for smoothing the waters. By Jason Miks. (08/21/2007, first appeared in World Politics Review) Read More...


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Despite Some Foreign Policy Success, Japan's Abe Faces Problems at Home
Discusses Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plummet in approval ratings. By Jason Miks. (World Politics Review, 6/14/2007) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Prof. Wu Xinbo
IA-Forum Interview: Prof. Wu Xinbo
International Affairs Forum speaks with Professor Wu Xinbo about issues regarding China and Asia. By Stefan Daniels. (IA-Forum, 03/23/2007) Read More...


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State of Denial: Why Japan Needs to Face Up to Its AIDS Problem
Author presents a critical analysis of the AIDS issue in Japan. By Trenton Truitt. (IA-Forum, 1/19/2007) Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: Richard Weitz
IA-Forum discusses security issues with Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow and Director of Program Management at the Hudson Institute, and author of 'Revitalising US-Russian Security Cooperation: Practical ... Read More...


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Land of the Rising Nationalists
Report discussing Japanese nationalism featuring Steven C. Clemons (Japan Policy Research Institute). By Jason Miks. (IA-Forum, 12/15/2006) Read More...


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Prudence and Realism in Japan’s Nuclear Options
The author discusses the possible Japanese decision to acquire nuclear weapons as a response to the threat from North Korea. The author also explores the potential affects of this choice on domestic,... Read More...


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International Affairs Forum Interview: Steven C. Clemons
IA-Forum speaks with Mr. Steven C. Clemons, Executive Vice President of the New America Foundation and Director of the Japan Policy Research Institute, about political issues in Japan. By Jason Miks... Read More...


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Too Close for Comfort
Author discusses whether Japan, under Shinzo Abe, will finally be able to shed its image as a U.S. satellite state. By Jason Miks. (IA-Forum, 10/15/2006) Read More...


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The Economic Implications of a North Korean Nuclear Test
How a nuclear test by North Korea might alter the economies of China, Japan, North Korea and South Korea. By Marcus Noland (Institute for International Economics, 07/2006) Read More...


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The Case for Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreements
Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreements are presented in a mock memorandum as a way to promote American influence and principles in Asia while counterbalancing China’s increasing role. By Sherm... Read More...


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Will China-Japan relations come back from the edge?
Chinese writer hopes incoming Japanese Prime Minister will drop Koizumi's stubborn habits and pursue more flexible diplomacy - to warm uneasily cold Sino-Japanese Relations. By Li Hong. (China Daily... Read More...


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Japan’s Security Council Diplomacy
Author discusses Japan's pursuit of a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. By Jason Miks. (IA-Forum, 09/15/2006) Read More...


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A Shrine to Japan’s Tainted Past
Author argues that Koizumi should skip a final visit to Yasukuni and push for a new national memorial to Japan’s war dead, or remove Class A war criminals from the shrine’s rolls. By Gary J. Bass. (N... Read More...


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Diplomacy Around Yasukuni
Author discusses Yahuskuni memorial controversy and the role it could play in the leadership contest to succeed Koizumi. By Jason Miks. (IA-Forum, 7/24/2006) Read More...


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