In this space the SNA will provide links to various English-language online resources that have emerged tracking the Covid-19 crisis in Japan.
A promising trend in relations between Japan and the Russian Far East has been put on ice by the coronavirus pandemic. As soon as the health emergency is under control, Tokyo should be bold in resuming ties with the region that is Japan’s closest geographic neighbor.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the first half of May 2020.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the last half of April 2020.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the first half of April 2020.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the last half of March 2020.
The editors of the Japan Times published an announcement today regarding its now infamous “Editor’s Note” of November 2018, with the evident purpose of drawing a line under the affair and to recover their reputation for “fair, accurate and transparent journalism.” Unfortunately, it seems that the newspaper’s internal investigation bypassed all of the most serious and credible allegations.
This SNA Speakeasy features Chris Winkler on the theme of “Constitutional Revision After the Shinzo Abe Era.”
There’s an oft-used expression in Japanese: sekinin tenka. Best translated as “passing the buck,” it’s a reflex of dodging blame for one’s own actions by transferring responsibility to others. For too long, Japan has done so on the world stage with impunity—even when it affects the world adversely.
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