February 1, 2013

Japan's Demographic Disaster

John Traphagan, The Diplomat

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Japan is faced with an unprecedented population challenge that will have social, economic, and political consequences for years to come.

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January 30, 2013
Could Japan Broker an Iranian Nuclear Deal?
Mahsa Rouhi, CS Monitor
As Iran and the U.S. prepare for negotiations on Tehran's nuclear program, both sides should consider turning to middlemen. Turkey and Japan are perfectly positioned as trusted intermediaries to build a proposal that has a better... more ››
Dense, toxic smog often blankets wide areas of Beijing and other Chinese cities. Air pollution in China is a serious problem. It is also as much Japan's problem as China's as airborne pollution reaches Japan. There is another... more ››
January 29, 2013
Time to End Japan's Defense Dependence on U.S.
Doug Bandow, Forbes
America’s war in Afghanistan is winding down, but the U.S. must worry about conflict elsewhere.  Once viewed as inconceivable, war between China and Japan now looks possible, though thankfully still unlikely.... more ››
January 29, 2013
Anti-Japan Propaganda Handcuffs Beijing
Frank Ching, Japan Times
The territorial dispute between China and Japan over a group of islands in the East China Sea continues to worsen, with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warning Beijing not to try to change the status quo in which the... more ››
January 30, 2013
China & Japan: The Other Story
Robert Wade, Le Monde Diplomatique
The current dispute between China and Japan over a few barren islands inhabited by goats — called Diaoyu in Chinese and Senkaku in Japanese — looks at first sight to be a mere territorial spat. But it has escalated to a very... more ››