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March 16, 2021   On March 9, the Japan Institute for National Fundamentals invited Paul Kennedy, professor of history at Yale University and author of “The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers,” a gl...

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February 22, 2021   The Olympic Games have always been highly politicized, while being touted as a symbol of international peace and friendship or a sports festival. We now must pay attention to t...

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January 14, 2021   The world witnesses turbulent events. In the year that opened with deviant behaviors in the United States and China, the international community faces an extraordinary crisis. T...

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September 1, 2020   Thirteen years ago, Shinzo Abe fell ill and resigned as prime minister. Today, however, he looks far different. He now stands firm despite his illness. Before offering to resig...

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July 27, 2020   After Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency in April, Japanese people acted in a remarkable manner. The government declaration is not legally binding or backed by p...

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May 11, 2020   While the novel coronavirus pandemic has gone rampant, Japanese people have avoided infection explosion and contained the virus in the initial phase of the battle. Yasutoshi Nishimura...

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April 13, 2020   In the face of the expanding novel coronavirus epidemic in major Japanese cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency on April 7 for the ...

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January 16, 2020   It was a clear victory. On January 11, Taiwanese President Tsai Ingwen won a record 8.17 million votes or a vote of more than 57% for her reelection. Taiwan’s popular will totally...

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January 8, 2020   Japan in the Reiwa Era from May 2019 must resolve important, difficult challenges involving national fundamentals one by one. In contrast to the 30-year Heisei Era when we benefitt...

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November 25, 2019   I have recently had a talk with former Seoul University professor of economics Lee Yong Hoon who authored “Anti-Japan Tribalism,” which has become a bestseller in Japan as well a...

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