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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a leadership challenge in September, and his approval ratings are in a slump. Xinhua

Should Shinzo Abe happen to meet Kim Jong-un

19 June 2018

BY DR LAUREN RICHARDSON If Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe does not come to the table with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and attempt to resolve the abduction problem once again, he will likely become...

Picture credits: Bryan Dorrough

Trump is not serious about dealing with North Korea

21 April 2017

Call me an optimist, but I think war on the Korean Peninsula is very unlikely. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the Trump Administration’s bellicose and amateurish antics over the issue are...

Japanese anti-war protest. Image from Flickr, courtesy of jarnocan.

Political concerns fuel Japanese business pessimism in China

26 September 2016

The Japanese business community is increasingly pessimistic about the Japan–China relationship. For the past three years the US-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the...

Collins Class submarine in Sydney Harbour. Image from Flickr, courtesy of Royal Australian Navy.

Submarines: defence analysts say much to learn from Collins class submarines

27 April 2016

Thirty years after the Collins class ‘dud subs’ were built, and 20 years since they hit the water, defence analysts warn Australia should pay close attention while building their replacements and...

Japan says Australia's decision to go elsewhere for submarines 'deeply regrettable'. Image from Flickr, courtesy of Day Donaldson.says

‘Deeply regrettable’: Japan sidelined as Australia awards submarine contract to France

27 April 2016

France has beat competition from Germany and Japan to win a Aus$50 billion (US$39 billion) contract to design and build Australia’s next generation of submarines, in a decision Tokyo called ‘deeply...

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