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30
May
2016

Obama and the absence of apology in Hiroshima

Obama and the absence of apology in Hiroshima 24 May 2016 Author: Tessa Morris-Suzuki, ANU

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16
May
2016

Size and Japanese power

Size and Japanese power 16 May 2016 Author: Editors, East Asia Forum

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16
May
2016

The consequences of Japan’s shrinking

The consequences of Japan’s shrinking 15 May 2016 Author: Shiro Armstrong, ANU Japan’s population is ageing and shrinking.

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29
Nov
2015

East Asia Forum - Tessa Morris Suzuki on Historical revisionism undermines Abe’s apology

On 14 August, the day before the 70th anniversary of the end of the Pacific War, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a long-awaited statement on Japanese memory of the war and his vision for the future. 

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29
Nov
2015

East Asia Forum - Amy King on China, Japan still far apart on Asia’s strategic future

In August and September 2015 Japan and China commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

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07
Oct
2015

East Asia Forum - Peter Drysdale on Abe bites the security bullet

As the Japanese Diet moved to secure passage of the Abe government’s new security bills early Saturday morning, disquiet about what this might mean for Japan’s place in the world appears to continue unabated among the Japanese people.

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07
Oct
2015

East Asia Forum - Shiro Armstrong on Sino–Japanese economic embrace is warm enough to thaw the politics

China and Japan are locked into each other economically. The bilateral relationship is the third-largest in the world, with a US$340 billion trade relationship in 2014.  But even those massive trade and investment figures do not demonstrate just how intertwined the two Asian giants are.

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07
Oct
2015

East Asia Forum - Peter Drysdale on The geo-economic potential of the China–Japan relationship

China and Japan already together account for more than a fifth of global output, bigger than the share held by the United States or that of Europe. Contrary to widely held perceptions, the China–Japan economic partnership is one of the biggest in the world.

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08
Sep
2015

Professor Veronica Taylor honoured for services to Japanese studies

Professor Veronica Taylor, Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, has been honoured with a Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation for 2015 for her work to develop Japanese studies in Australia.

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31
Aug
2015

East Asia Forum -H.D.P. Envall and Kerri Ng on Will regional tensions shift the deadlock on Okinawa’s military bases?

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may be close to achieving one long-pursued goal, the relocation of the controversial Futenma airbase in Okinawa. 

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