2023

01/28/2023

CBC News

"Japan offers families tens of thousands of dollars to say goodbye to Tokyo"

Every weekend, the playground at Tokyo's Setagaya Park overflows with kids, and parents trying to give them space to move. Space is always at a premium in this notoriously crowded ... Read the article.

Comments by John Mock

01/25/2023

South China Morning Post

"NATO cements ties with South Korea, Japan as security challenges mount"

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is set to visit South Korea and Japan from Monday to reinforce the transatlantic security alliance’s ties with its key partners in the regio... Read the article.

Comments by James D.J. Brown

01/24/2023

Stars and Stripes

"Russian warship armed with hypersonic missiles to train with Chinese, S. African navies"

The drills serve a political purpose by sending the message that Russia is not as isolated as the West would like, according to James Brown, an international affairs expert at Temp... Read the article.

Comments by James D.J. Brown

01/23/2023

The New America

"US Official: Japan to Reveal Plans to Support Ukraine at "Appropriate Time""

Japan is involved immensely in matters in Ukraine and is poised to reveal plans at the “appropriate time” to back Kyiv against Russian actions in Ukraine, according to White House... Read the article.

Comments by James D.J. Brown

01/20/2023

9DashLine

"2023: WHERE IS JAPAN HEADED UNDER KISHIDA?"

The tragic nature of Abe Shinzo’s assassination in July 2022 obscures the fact that he was not a popular prime minister by the time he stepped down in September 2020. A Kyodo poll ... Read the article.

Written by James D.J. Brown

01/19/2023

France24

"Sakhalin exception: the Russian energy Japan can't quit"

Japan has never forgotten the oil shock of the 1970s, and energy security threats "are ingrained in the mindset of the Japanese government", said James Brown, a political science p... Read the article.

Comments by James D.J. Brown

01/19/2023

Challenges

"Pétrole et gaz russes : Sakhaline, une addiction japonaise"

Ses livraisons de brut pourraient ainsi être menacées "en cas de crise au Moyen-Orient ou en mer de Chine méridionale, par où transite la plupart de l'énergie à destination du Japo... Read the article.

Comments by James D.J. Brown

01/15/2023

Radio Canada

"Le Japon en quête de nouvelles alliances "

Le premier ministre japonais Fumio Kishida a rencontré cette semaine à Ottawa le premier ministre Justin Trudeau, une visite qui s'inscrit dans une tournée de plusieurs capitales o... Read the article.

Comments by Benoit Hardy-Chartrand

01/14/2023

South China Morning Post

"China’s concerns deepen as US and Japan hail ‘stronger than ever alliance’"

Recent statements by the Japanese and American leaders hailing their “stronger than ever” security alliance and commitments to Taiwan risk reinforcing China’s sense of isolation an... Read the article.

Comments by Benoit Hardy-Chartrand

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01/10/2023

CGTN

"TV interview on CGTN on show The Hub, about the trip by PM Kishida to G7 countries"

Comments by Benoit Hardy-Chartrand

01/09/2023

The Japan Times

"Make sure your nouns and verbs match when talking about what to wear"

Today is 成人の日 (Seijin no Hi, Coming of Age Day) in Japan. Held annually on the second Monday of January, it’s a day to celebrate those who’ve turned 二十歳 (hatachi, 20 years old), wh... Read the article.

Written by Kaeko Kabe

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01/04/2023

The Diplomat

"Japan Looks to Promote a Hydrogen Society"

In the upcoming ordinary session of the Diet to be held this month, the Japanese government plans to enact new legislation to financially support industries that are involved in th... Read the article.

Written by Daisuke Akimoto

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