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Interview with former Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeo Kawamura


This was one of the more important interviews I had back in the day when I was working on getting Stanford University to try to understand the scale of the changes that were occurring in Japan’s strategic thinking in terms of beginning to show deployment of Japan’s dual-use technologies- when some of the recessed hedge thinking started edging toward… 505 more words

In Defense Of Japan: From The Market To The Military In Space Policy

Aso under pressure to resign

Pressure mounted on Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso on Thursday after ruling party politicians called for a meeting to debate the party’s ailing fortunes at which his harshest critics are expected to seek his resignation. 348 more words


Japan faces 'once-in-lifetime calamity'

Japan’s economy – the second largest in the world – now faces its worst crisis since the Second World War after suffering a fresh setback, ministers today admitted. 230 more words


Woman snatched in 1970s is 'alive'

A Japanese woman thought to have been kidnapped by North Korean agents in 1977 is alive, her brother says.

Kyoko Matsumoto, now 60, disappeared in western Japan 31 years ago while on her way to a knitting class. 378 more words