Tag: Japan

For Whom the Bell Tolls- the TPP and Donald Trump

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Donald Trump may be a man of many words, or “the best words”, but when it comes to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) he is certainly a man of his word. In a move that surprised few President Trump withdrew…

Why can’t Japan join the Chinese ‘New Silk Road’?

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The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim member states. APEC seeks to promote free trade and economic cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to a number of meetings that are organized every month…

Neo-Nationalism in the Far East: A Cause for Concern?

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Neo-nationalism seeks to define new ways to advocate and preserve a national ethos. Unfortunately, in some instances, neo-nationalism seems rooted on an unfounded sense of righteous purity and authenticity. In the Far East, the latest debacle surrounding the Yasukuni Shrine…

China and Japan in Anarchy: A Neorealist and Constructivist Explanation of the Kurihara Island Conflict

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On September 11th, 2012, China issued a statement explaining its claim to sovereignty over a group of islands in the East China Sea, despite the fact that the Japanese government had announced its intention to purchase the islands from private…