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May 25, 2016
【#376】Tsai gently sidesteps 1992 Consensus
Tadae Takubo On May 20, Democratic Progressive Party leader Tsai Ingwen became Taiwan’s 14th president. I had been interested in what policy direction the first woman Taiwanese president would offer after a pro-China policy of the previous administration headed by Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang) leader Ma .... <Read more>
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May 19, 2016
【#375(Special)】U.S. Guards against Three Developments Involving Chinese Military
Yasushi Tomiyama On May 13, the U.S. Department of Defense released an annual report on Chinese military power. It indicated a high alertness to Chinese military trends, citing three new developments in 2015 — (1) beginning to build military facilities on artificial islands in the South China Sea, (2) announcing a plan to set up a military .... <Read more>

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【#374】Selfish People Could Ruin Japan
Yoshiko Sakurai How selfish these Japanese are! I got the feeling when reading the results of an interview poll of 700 people in 11 prefectures as carried by the May 16 issue of the weekly AERA magazine. While around 60% of respondents in various polls said Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution should not be amended,

【#373(Special)】WPK Congress Breaks No New Ground
Tsutomu Nishioka In Pyongyang from May 6 through 9, the Workers’ Party of Korea held its first congress in 36 years. The WPK forcibly mobilized the people for a campaign called “70-day struggle” toward the congress, asking overseas diplomats,