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Will a country with a stellar post-war record of peace, prosperity, and respect for human rights ‘lose out’?

a silent protest in Tokyo against the bloodshed in Gaza

Updating our news from Japan in November last year, Robin Harding reports in the FT that Japan’s politicians are “trapped in the capital for a long, hot summer”, as the current session of the Diet has been extended by 95 days until the end of September. 267 more words

Countries Under Pressure

The world is headed towards Great Depression-era problems, according to Indian central bank chief

Raghuram Rajan, governor of Reserve Bank of India, was one of the few who were credited with seeing the 2008 financial crisis coming. Now, he is stating that the world is making policy mistakes like it did during the Great Depression. 314 more words


Third former ‘comfort woman’ dies this month

Kim Yeon-hee, one of the Korean women forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II, passed away Wednesday night. She was 83. 363 more words

Comfort Women

Professor Robert Webb: "Where's Alpha?"

Given the improvement in technology and the speed of information dissemination in our present era, investors may wonder if there is any alpha left out there in the financial markets. 614 more words


China says neither Japan nor Australia supports US South China Sea 'provocation'

The following is based on translations of reports in Chinese media:

A report in Chinese media says that Japan and Australia were the only two countries that expressed concern about… 447 more words


Neighbors but not friends: Japan, South Korea meet ahead of anniversary of ties

TOKYO – Foreign ministers from Japan and South Korea are holding a rare meeting Sunday on the eve of the 50th anniversary since their countries normalized relations marred by Japan’s colonization and World War II conquest. 572 more words