Fukushima and the Lessons of the Past as Lessons for the Future
The disastrous calamity that hit Japan on March 11 with an initial earthquake of an unprecedented scale, then, the tsunami, estimated to have measured 23 meters or more. The impact of the disaster is such that it is bound to have broad social and political repercussions. For the time being, however, the Japanese rest their case. Now is not the time to focus on officials and others who are responsible for negligence. The lesson that Japan as a nation and a people will draw will be quite simple. 2011 will become a new 1868 or 1945, the two grand turning points in Japan’s modern history.
The BRI vs FOIP: Japan’s Countering of China’s Global Ambitions
Abstract With the Donald Trump administrated U.S. turning inwards, the world saw Japan taking a step forward on the global stage during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s tenure. Not only did […]
Japan’s New Diplomatic Bluebook: Revised by the Russia-Ukraine War
Introduction: On April 22, Japan’s latest Diplomatic Bluebook, an annual diplomatic report published by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), was reported to a cabinet meeting of the Kishida administration. […]
Japan’s Stake in the Ukraine Crisis
Introduction: Since February 26, Russia has engaged in continued all-out military action, amounting to a full-scale invasion in Ukraine. It recently ordered its nuclear deterrent forces to be on high […]