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Republican Platform Blasts China on Isles, Rights, Trade

7/20/16 The U.S. Republican Party has come out guns blazing against China in its latest party platform — a marked contrast from the softer tone of its last charter in 2012.

North Korea Backs ‘Wise’ Trump Over ‘Thick-Headed Hillary’ for President

North Korea Backs ‘Wise’ Trump Over ‘Thick-Headed Hillary’ for President

6/1/16 North Korea has backed presumptive US Republican nominee Donald Trump, with a propaganda website praising him as “a prescient presidential candidate” who can liberate Americans living under daily fear of nuclear attack by the North.

Philippines at the Crossroads: What Does the Rise of Rodrigo Duterte Say about the Nation’s Appetite for Change

Philippines at the Crossroads: What Does the Rise of Rodrigo Duterte Say about the Nation’s Appetite for Change

5/10/16 Thirty years after emerging from a brutal dictatorship, Filipinos went to the polls yesterday facing stark choices, and duelling narratives for the future of their nation.

China Calls for Reason after Trump’s ‘Rape’ Accusation

China Calls for Reason after Trump’s ‘Rape’ Accusation

5/4/16 Trade between the world’s two biggest economies is mutually beneficial, Beijing said Wednesday after presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accused China of “rape.”

Foreign Policy Adviser to Trump Plays down US-Japan Comments

Foreign Policy Adviser to Trump Plays down US-Japan Comments

5/1/16 Donald Trump is willing to reinforce the U.S.-Japan alliance, says a foreign policy adviser to the Republican front-runner in the presidential race.

Ruling Bloc Close to Clearing Security Vote

Ruling Bloc Close to Clearing Security Vote

9/16/15 The ruling bloc tried to clear a key hurdle to enact its contentious security legislation at the Upper House on Wednesday night, despite protest from opposition lawmakers and thousands of angry demonstrators who gathered in a rally around the Diet building.

Class and the Politics of Memory in Post-War Asia

Class and the Politics of Memory in Post-War Asia

8/25/15 Over the last few decades in Asia, August has been dominated by the anniversary of the tragic nuclear devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on the 6th and 9th days of the month. This year, however, being the 70th anniversary of the ending of the Second World War, people have recalled the havoc that war brought to so many in the region and discussed the ways that the protracted, bitter conflict, which arguably began with Japan’s invasion of China in 1937, left its mark not only on the post-war relations between Japan and the different countries in the region but on the relations among social classes within these countries.

‘It is now clear who is the enemy and who is the ally’: Aung San Suu Kyi Confirms Deal with Shwe Mann

‘It is now clear who is the enemy and who is the ally’: Aung San Suu Kyi Confirms Deal with Shwe Mann

8/18/15 Myanmar’s Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday her opposition would ally with powerful ousted ruling party leader Shwe Mann, as the country’s political forces re-align in the biggest shake-up since the end of military rule.

Right Side Up: A Powerful Little-Reported Group Claims it can Restore the Pre-War Order

Right Side Up: A Powerful Little-Reported Group Claims it can Restore the Pre-War Order

6/6/15 Far from crediting America’s post-war occupation for bringing democracy, Nippon Kaigi’s supporters say that the occupation, and the liberal constitution that sprang from it, has emasculated Japan. Oddly, the group receives little attention from the media in Japan, despite its strong and growing influence at the heart of government.

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