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2017.03.16 (Thu)

US AND CHINA COULD MOVE CLOSER TO EACH OTHER AT ANY TIME

     Both the US and China are showing signs of instability. Neither of their leaders can be believed. What global strategies are Donald Trump and Xi Jinping considering? What will be their next moves…

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2017.03.09 (Thu)

FOLLY OF REMOVING PRINCE SHOTOKU FROM JAPANESE HISTORY

     Prince Shotoku (574-622) is one of the greatest figures in Japanese history, someone whose name few Japanese fail to recognize. But based on a baffling proposal for new school curriculum guideli…

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2017.03.02 (Thu)

JAPAN SHOULD TAKE LEAD IN MULTI-NATIONAL SUPPORT FOR TIBET

     Last week in Tokyo, I had the good fortune of hearing the Prime Minister of the Tibetan government in exile discuss his vision for the future of his nation.      Mr. Lobsang Sangay, re-elected…

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2017.02.23 (Thu)

CONCERNS REMAIN FOR ABE FOLLOWING SUCCESS OF SUMMIT WITH TRUMP

     Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent round of talks with President Donald Trump was a huge success. Throughout his three-day visit (February 10-12), his host gave him a warm welcome. Trump greeted …

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2017.02.16 (Thu)

ABDICATION WAS EMPEROR KOMEI’S ULTIMATE WEAPON AGAINST SHOGUNATE

     Emperor Komei, who ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne in 1846 as Japan’s 121st monarch, was the great-grandfather of Emperor Meiji. Komei died suddenly in 1867—just a year before the Meiji Restora…

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