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04
Nov
2014

Rocky relations

A new report by La Trobe University and ANU experts warns that Australia could be drawn into a conflict in the East China Sea due to US alliance and deepening security ties with Japan.

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28
Oct
2014

New book - "Soft Power of Japan's Total War State" by Tomoko Akami

Using extensive archival documents and recently reprinted documents,Soft Power of Japan's Total War State, 1934-45locates Japan's information policy as a part of its foreign policy in a global context, and concludes Japan's News Propaganda and Reuters' News Empire in Northeast Asia.

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28
Oct
2014

East Asia Forum - Peter Drysdale on Asian cooperation hanging on a handshake

The APEC summit is just over a week away and all stops are out in Beijing to make it an economic and diplomatic triumph, despite the huge underlying challenges in managing China’s relations with the region.

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23
Oct
2014

Ise and Japan Study Program – Spring 2015

Call for Participation - primarily for PhD students. The program is run by Kogakkan University in collaboration with Ise City. Travel, accommodation and meals are covered by the program. See the Kogakkan University website for more information and application details: http://ise-japan.kogakkan-u.ac.jp/

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14
Oct
2014

East Asia Forum - Shiro Armstrong on Abenomics: The good, the bad and the unfinished

After two decades of stagnant growth and the Fukushima triple disaster, Japan appears more confident both domestically and internationally.

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08
Sep
2014

East Asia Forum - Shiori Shakuto-Neoh on Japan’s elderly in Malaysia, like shooting stars in the twilight

With a quarter of the population above 65 years old, Japan has become a ‘super-aged society’.

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27
Aug
2014

Gavan McCormack on Okinawa's darkest year

In this Japan Focus article, Emeritus Professor Gavan McCormack looks at the road to construction beginning at the new Henoko marine base.

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11
Jul
2014

Australia-Japan Foundation announces Rio Tinto Chair of Australia-Japan Studies at UTokyo

Statement of Intent signed by Prime Ministers Abe and Abbott during visit to Australia

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09
Jul
2014

Hitoshi Nasu writes on The Drum, Japan has bigger problems than an end to whaling

Territorial disputes and finalising TPP agreements are higher on the list of priorities than challenging the ICJ decision on Japanese scientific whaling.

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09
Jul
2014

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits ANU

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited The Australian National University, in recognition of the University’s long-standing and growing links with Japan.

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