Japan


Peace Is Priceless : Peace Declaration, The City Of Hiroshima

Historic border town talks between the leaders of North and South Korea have raised international hopes that peace may be brokered on the peninsula after over 60 years of hot and cold confrontation. The collaborative efforts by many state and non-state actors over the decades to reach this potential point […]


Japan In East Asia – More Or Less Defensive

Japan, alongside the international community has welcomed North Korea’s announcement via Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) that its nuclear and missile testing program will be immediately suspended. Although Japan has expressed this represents a positive step towards improving the region’s acute insecurity, reservation has accompanied the news. As a major […]


What Is Worrying Japan About The Trump-Kim Jong-Un Meeting?

The recent announcement of a possible meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-Un has caused optimism among the international society that wants to see this nuclear crisis solved. Despite the unpredictable behaviour of both leaders, a face-to-face conversation is expected to have a better outcome than a set of incendiary tweets […]


Discussions Of Australia-Japan Military Deal Arise Amid Regional Concerns

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that he will be visiting Tokyo this week for annual talks with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe. The major focus of the trip will be bolstering regional security, as the two countries prepare to seal a defence agreement that will strengthen military ties […]


Japan And South Korea “Comfort Women” Deal Falls Short 1

A South Korean government-appointed panel has concluded that a “final and irreversible” deal made with Japan in 2015 to compensate Korean women forced into sexual slavery during World War II fails to meet the needs of victims. The investigation determined that the decades-long dispute regarding what the Japanese euphemistically termed […]


The San Francisco ‘Comfort Women’ Statue Controversy: A Microcosm Of The Glaring Inadequacy Of The Response Of The International Community To Wartime Sexual Violence

Hirofumi Yoshimura, the Mayor of Japanese city Osaka, decided last week to cut the six-decade tie of his city with San Francisco after the latter city erected a monument in St. Mary’s Square to recognize ‘comfort women,’ namely those women who were enslaved and forced to work in brothels in […]


Japan Could Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

U.S. President Donald Trump said that Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles with U.S. military equipment. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he was looking into the deal, also stating that his country could intercept missiles “if necessary.” While President Trump was on his first state visit to […]