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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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16
Jan
2013

Tessa Morris-Suzuki on 'informal life politics'

A new form of grassroots activism in East Asia is not only challenging the region’s states, but our very notion of politics. 

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14
Jan
2013

Jenny Corbett interviewed on ABC Radio Australia on Foreign Minister Kishida's visit

ANU Japan Institute Director, Professor Jenny Corbett was interviewed on ABC Radio Australia regarding Japanese Foreign Minister, Fumio Kishida's visit to Australia in January.  Listen to the interview or read the transcript at

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07
Dec
2012

Peter Drysdale on Japan's 2012 election result

Shinzo Abe may have won a decisive victory in Japan's general election, but behind the numbers lies disquiet about the country's political leadership and future direction.  Read the entire article at ANU News.

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07
Oct
2012

Shiro Armstrong on arresting the drift in Japanese economic diplomacy

Japan is a member of the G20, the preeminent steering committee for the global economy, but it has been missing in action in that forum as it hankers for the days when it was Asia’s sole representative at the G7/ G8 — a grouping that has outlasted its relevance, given that the global economy is n

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31
Aug
2012

New Publication - Bilateral perspectives on regional security: Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific region

Intensifying Australia–Japan bilateral security relations reflect an important trend in alliance politics. Smaller and middle power allies are cooperating with each other more directly on key strategic issues.

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