February 2, 2014

Japan and Russia: Arctic Friends

Stratos Pourzitakis, The Diplomat

Increasingly close ties offer both countries potential benefits in the Arctic and elsewhere.

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TAGGED: Arctic, Russia, Japan


January 22, 2014
The Battle for Tokyo Goes Nuclear
William Pesek, Bloomberg View
The smallest elections often have the biggest repercussions. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might want to ponder that as he considers what went wrong in Nago, Okinawa (population 62,000). Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party... more ››
January 27, 2014
The End of Childhood in Asia
Pankaj Mishra, Bloomberg View
The freedom and innocence of youth has been cruelly foreshortened by the imperative to train early -- through a joyless regime of coaching classes and entrance exams enforced by tiger moms, dragon teachers and other fierce... more ››
In this case, the best way to walk that fine line is to be more, not less, present in the region. If the nations of East and Southeast Asia know they can count on a U.S. presence, they are more likely to band together to quietly... more ››
January 21, 2014
Okinawan Voters Send a Message
Japan Times
In the mayoral election Sunday in the city of Nago in the northern part of Okinawa Island, incumbent Mayor Susumu Inamine, who opposes a government plan to relocate the functions of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to... more ››
January 25, 2014
Abe's Stupid Stunt
JoongAng Daily
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined an audience listening to South Korean President Park Geun-hye deliver an address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. From a front row seat he applauded her presentation,... more ››