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26
Feb
2013

Podcast - Hugh White on whether Australia should form an alliance with Japan

View the podcast or read the paper from Professor Hugh White's presentation given as part of the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre's Centre of Gravity series.

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21
Feb
2013

Rikki Kersten on Abe and constitutional revision: round two

Following the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) victory in the December elections in Japan, new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated his desire to revise Japan’s 1947 Constitution.While Japan watchers will immediately assume that this means the potential eradication of the so-called ‘pacifist clause

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21
Feb
2013

Amy Catalinac on Japan's home-grown national security obsession

On the 16th of December 2012 Japan held a House of Representatives election, which catapulted the LDP-Komei coalition back into government and Abe Shinzo back into the prime ministership.

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18
Feb
2013

Peter Drysdale on settling China-Japan territorial problems

The historical baggage in the China–Japan relationship infects resolution of the dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku or Diaoyu islands as it does other things. 

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13
Feb
2013

Rikki Kersten & John Blaxland - Escalating territorial tension in East Asia echoes Europe’s descent into world war

The recent activation of Chinese weapons radars aimed at Japanese military platforms around the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands is the latest in a series of incidents in which China has asserted its power. 

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11
Feb
2013

Japanese Studies Association Australia 2013 Conference - Call for submissions

The 18th Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia will be held at The Australian National University from 8th to 10th July, 2013, hosted by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

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11
Feb
2013

Rikki Kersten & John Blaxland - East Asia tension echoes Europe's descent into world war

Read Rikki Kersten and John Blaxland's opinion piece on the recent flare-up in tensions in East Asia in The Canberra Times.

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06
Feb
2013

Carol Hayes on the latest AKB48 pop scandal

As a sex scandal rocks Japan’s pop world, Carol Hayes asks whether you would shave your head in penance if you were caught sneaking out of a man’s apartment the morning after? 

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06
Feb
2013

Gareth Evans on Japan and the politics of guilt

Japan is again alienating its neighbours and driving its friends to despair over the issue of accepting responsibility for its wartime aggression and atrocities writes ANU Chancellor, Gareth Evans. 

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