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Mar 29, 2017
【#429】U.S. Strategy against Pyongyang Reach Impasse
Hiroshi Yuasa U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared an end to U.S. “strategic tolerance” in regard to North Korean provocations when he made his first East Asian tour in March. Then, I question if the United States really has any measure to lead Pyongyang to give up on nuclear weapons development. Thanks to the Obama administration’s .... <Read more>
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Mar 23, 2017
【#428】Science Council of Japan Helping China While Refusing to Help SDF
Fumio Ota Media reports said the Science Council of Japan has drafted a statement maintaining a policy of banning military researches at universities and other institutes. In a Speaking Out column on March 21, I argued that Japan should conduct research and development of Directed-Energy Weapons (DEW) such as laser systems for .... <Read more>

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【#427(Special)】Japan Should Urgently Build Missile Defense against N. Korea
Fumio Ota On the morning of March 6, North Korea fired four apparent SCUD Extended Range (ER) ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. I would like to analyze the military meaning of the firing, predict future developments and propose what Japan should do.The latest firing of multiple land-based ballistic missiles was the third,

【#426】S. Korean Conservatives Isolated through Park’s Impeachment
Tsutomu Nishioka On March 10, South Korea’s Constitutional Court decided to uphold the National Assembly’s impeachment charge against President Park Geun Hye. The eight judges of the court unanimously made the decision. In the face of sloppy factual findings and legal interpretation in the decision, I stood speechless.In principle, the So