Tags: Japan

The re-miliarization of Japan has been on my radar and caused me much concern in recent years. I’ve covered the topic on several occasions, with the most recent example published over the summer in the post, Japanese Government Shifts Further Toward Authoritarianism and Militarism. Here are the first few paragraphs: One of the most discomforting aspects of Neil…

Even as objections from antinuclear campaigners clouded the prospects of signing a civil nuclear deal, India and Japan’s government made a breakthrough in their six-year long on-going negotiations last week. A civil nuclear cooperation agreement was signed in Tokyo during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much awaited visit to Japan. While many hail this deal to…

Following Trump’s first official meeting with a foreign leader on Thursday night (one which took place in Trump’s apartment at the Trump Tower), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Trump was a trustworthy leader in comments after his first meeting with the U.S. President-elect, whose statements on trade and security have sparked concern in Japan.…