Tag Archives: Japan

JOHN TULLOH. The simplistic naivete of Donald Trump

 We certainly live in far more interesting, if not astonishing, news times now that a Manhattan real estate developer occupies the White House. We wake up each day wondering what was the latest personal whim Donald Trump chose to exercise … Continue reading

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TESSA MORRIS-SUZUKI. The ‘information war’ hits Sydney.

This action by a small number of Japanese in Australia harms the Japanese community itself and demeans the work of those in Japan and elsewhere who have fought so long and hard for historical truth and justice. 

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Walter Hamilton. A paranoid state?

The same question might be asked of many places on earth in these security-conscious times. On this occasion, however, the subject is Japan: a state several times removed, one would have thought, from legitimate concerns about an imminent threat from … Continue reading

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Post card from Kyoto

Kyoto is both an historic and beautiful city. Fortunately it was spared allied bombing during the last war. When our family first visited Kyoto and other parts of Japan in the 1960’s the exchange rate was about 400yen to the … Continue reading

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Tokyo postcard. John Menadue

It is great to be back in Japan for cherry blossom. I first came to Japan almost 45 years ago and have been visiting regularly ever since. On our visits and residence in Japan, we stayed at scores of minshuku … Continue reading

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Japanese Amnesia. Guest blogger: Susan Menadue Chun

In the Washington Post articles http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/japan-must-face-the-past/2013/01/25/7a9b9244-6713-11e2-85f5-a8a9228e55e7_story.html  Jennifer Lind describes how Japanese conservative politicians have been playing a potentially dangerous game in disputes with neighbouring countries. The dispute arises mainly because of Japan’s inability to acknowledge its past aggression. The current Japanese … Continue reading

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