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.
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
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.
Japan’s democracy is not perfect.
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.
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.
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.