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2017.05.25 (Thu)

WILL ABE’S LATEST PROPOSAL LEAD TO BREAKTHROUGH IN DEBATE ON CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION?

     On Constitution Day May 3, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attempted to break the long-standing deadlock on the national debate over revision of the current constitution, expressing a strong desire to:…

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2017.05.18 (Thu)

KEY CONSERVATIVE MUST PROVE HIS WORTH FOLLOWING EXPULSION FROM TOP OPPOSITION PARTY

     A leading conservative member of Japan’s top opposition, the Democratic Party (DP), was recently a guest on my weekly Internet TV show to discuss the reasons for his decision to leave the party. …

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2017.05.11 (Thu)

REVIVED PREWAR ORATORIO WILL ENABLE YOUNGER GENERATION TO APPRECIATE ORIGIN OF JAPAN

     I recently had the rare chance to attend the first post-war performance in Tokyo of Kaido Tosei, a prewar concert piece based on the Eastern Expedition of the legendary first emperor of Japan, Ji…

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2017.04.27 (Thu)

WILL TRUMP’S NEW MODUS OPERADI WORK WITH PYONGYANG?

     To what extent has the US-China relationship changed following the April 6-7 summit in Florida between the two heads of state? A press briefing on April 16 by an unidentified senior White House o…

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2017.04.20 (Thu)

TRUMP EXERTS LEADERSHIP OVER SYRIA BUT WILL HE REMAIN COMMITTED?

     The predawn American airstrike on a Syrian airfield on April 7 was stunning.      When the first report that chemical weapons were used on Syrian civilians reached Washington, President Trump…

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