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03
Jul
2014

Carol Hayes and Yuki Itani-Adams on Learning to Speak with ‘Impact’

New publication in the Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching for the digital project duo.

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03
Jul
2014

East Asia Forum - Eiji Okuyama on learning from Japan's financial crisis

Since the onset of the global financial crisis which originated in the subprime meltdown in the United States, ‘shadow banking’ has attracted considerable attention. Shadow banking, unlike traditional banking, is not subject to strict regulations.

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03
Jul
2014

East Asia Forum - Toshiya Takahashi on why Abe is pushing for the right to collective self-defence

Japanese domestic politics is sharply divided over the right to collective self-defence.

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20
Jun
2014

East Asia Forum - Brendon Taylor on Japan at the 'Shangri-La' dialogue

Brendan Taylor on how Tokyo took a leaf out of Beijing’s book and put in a strong performance at the 2014 Shangri-La gathering.

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26
May
2014

Hugh White on Abe's push for a stronger military role

Why Japan's Prime Minister is determined to transition Japan from pacifist to 'normal' military power

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26
May
2014

East Asia Forum - Peter Drysdale on re-visiting Japan's constitution

The debate on the reinterpretation of the Japanese constitution is looming to be the single most consequential security-related debate in Tokyo since the US-Japan Security Treaty debate in 1960.

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12
May
2014

Carol Hayes at the ACT Asia Forum

Dr Carol Hayes  emphasised the importance of learning Asian languages in order to understand our Asian neighbours at the ACT Asia Forum held at the ANU on Friday 9 May.

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08
May
2014

East Asia Forum - Hugh White on why Obama should abandon the pivot

President Obama faced a stark choice when he went to Japan last week. Either he had to commit himself to supporting Japan militarily over the Senkakus/Diaoyus, or he had to accept that the ‘pivot’ was no longer credible.

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09
Apr
2014

Andrew Stoeckel on Japanese food security

Japan has taken the first step towards addressing its own food security issues by striking a new trade deal with Australia.

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09
Apr
2014

Amy King on China's 'new great power relations' and Japan's claim on contested islands

Japan’s claim to contested islands may prove the stumbling block to China’s ‘new great power relations’ with the US.

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