This article reflects upon the ecological impact and widespread resentment of the U.S. military base in Okinawa.
April 9, 2012
As North Korea's launch date for its satellite approaches, the international community has responded with threats and by distancing themselves from Pyongyang. However, a far better solution could be reached from the international community working towards closer relations with North Korea.
June 7, 2011
For the student of contemporary Japan, these are sad times...because of the growing sense that Japan lacks a truly responsible democratic government to address these issues, and because its people deserve better.
February 28, 2011
Disputes over the maritime border in the West Sea serve to exacerbate inter-Korean tensions.
January 18, 2011
The mood across East Asia as 2011 dawns is one of foreboding.
December 2, 2010
Sato Masaru is a name virtually unknown outside Japan but inescapable within Japan.