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Sep 21, 2016
【#398】Monju Decommissioning Means Fall of Japan
Koji Okamoto The Japanese government is trying to use mass media to decommission the Monju prototype fast breeder reactor. As the Monju generates electricity and stands at the core of the nuclear fuel cycle, it basically should be put under jurisdiction by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry instead of the Ministry of Education, .... <Read more>
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Sep 15, 2016
【#397】15th Anniversary of 9/11 and Japan
Yoichi Shimada On September 11, the United States marked the 15th anniversary of terrorist attacks in 2001. Given that 24 Japanese citizens were among the victims of the attacks by the al-Qaeda, Japan should have held a government-sponsored memorial ceremony and a parliamentary session on anti-terrorism measures. .... <Read more>

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【#396】Great Power Politics and Abe Diplomacy
Yasushi Tomiyama As only a little more than four months are left before the end of the Barack Obama administration, the United States is failing to exercise its international leadership in many cases. The inward-looking trend that has become all the more noticeable during the second term of the Obama administration may be taken over by

【#395】Apparent Use of Solid Fuel by North Korea
Fumio Ota When I watched the video footage of ballistic missile launch by North Korea from a submarine on August 24, I found white powdery smoke emitted from the missile and suspected that the missile might have used solid fuel. My suspicion became a confidence as an American expert told me it “appears to be solid fueled.”