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28
Apr
2015

East Asia Forum - Ben Ascione on The rights of the right as Abe strives for collective self-defence

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) are negotiating with their coalition partner, Komeito, to introduce legislation recognising a limited exercise of collective self-defence.  

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31
Mar
2015
31
Mar
2015

East Asia Forum - Amy King on Subtext important to the Australia–Japan sub deal

Procuring a new fleet of submarines is a daunting task for any government. The capability requirements, technological challenges, project timelines, and costs involved all make submarine procurement a complex challenge. But, in Australia, procuring new submarines has become an unusually complicated endeavour.

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19
Mar
2015

East Asia Forum - Llewelyn Hughes on Japan’s energy conundrum

Japanese politics was dominated by energy in the wake of the disaster of 11 March, 2011. The decision to shut-down all the remaining 48 nuclear units introduced real concerns of brownouts, previously unthinkable in Japan’s gold-plated power system. 

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19
Mar
2015

East Asia Forum - Simon Avenell on The ongoing fallout from Japan’s nuclear meltdown

Four years after the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011, Japan’s leaders and citizens still face many complex challenges. Among these, none is more complicated than the issue of nuclear power.

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19
Mar
2015

East Asia Forum - Peter Drysdale on Rebuilding trust after the Fukushima disaster

This week is the fourth anniversary of Japan’s disastrous Tohoku earthquake and the massive tidal wave that fractured the ageing Fukushima nuclear power facilities, leading to a shutdown of Japan’s 48 nuclear power plants on top of the six decommissioned at Fukushima. 

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13
Feb
2015

A Japan honour for Professor Jenny Corbett

Professor Jenny Corbett says winning the prestigious Order of the Rising Sun award for her work on Japanese economics shows ANU is in the same class as other world-leading universities that teach Japanese studies.

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27
Jan
2015

East Asia Forum - Peter Drysdale on What will Abe deliver now?

After a decisive election victory on 14 December, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would seem to be in an extremely sweet spot to deliver on both his main domestic and international policy agendas.

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19
Jan
2015

The Asia-Pacific Journal - Storm Ahead: Okinawa’s Outlook for 2015 by Gavan McCormack

If 2014 was a year of consolidation on the two opposing sides of the long-running Okinawan saga over US military base hosting plans, 2015 promises to be one of intense, perhaps decisive struggle.

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06
Jan
2015

Asia and the Pacific Studies - Migration and Law in Japan by Atsushi Kondo

It has been claimed that Japan is not a country of immigration. Where is Japan's distinctiveness evident, and what features does it share with other countries? 

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