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Japan Augments Alliance Capabilities, But More Needs To Be Done

February 22, 2020 by


By Bruce Klingner ~ Since returning as prime minister of Japan in 2012, Shinzo Abe has fulfilled long-standing promises to develop new military capabilities and expand its security role in the region and globally. Abe has enacted an impressive list of national security initiatives and has overseen a moderate increase in the country’s defense budget. […]

Japan’s New Emperor Marks A New Era

May 2, 2019 by


By Riley Walters ~ May 1 marks an important day in Japan’s history. On Wednesday, Japanese Emperor Akihito will abdicate the throne and cede it to his son, Crown Prince Naruhito. While the event is largely symbolic, it will usher in a new era for Japan. Japan, like most other countries in the world, uses […]

Australian Electrical Power Generation – Greens Wrong Again. Coal Is Hot

April 4, 2018 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Didn’t the Greens tell us the coal industry was dead?: Yes indeed: The world is moving away from coal. But, but, but…: A new coal war frontier emerges as China and Japan compete for energy projects in Southeast Asia Frederick Kuo says Southeast Asia’s appetite for coal has spurred a new […]

Another Reason To Remember The Easter And Passover Weekend

March 31, 2018 by


By Hans von Spakovsky ~ As we celebrate Easter Sunday and the Jewish Passover, we should keep in our prayers and remembrances the many Americans who fought and sacrificed during that same time 63 years ago in the Battle of Okinawa. The event was Operation Iceberg. It was the bloodiest battle and the largest amphibious […]

What Japan’s Election Outcome Means For The US, East Asia

October 24, 2017 by


By Bruce Klingner ~ From a distant American viewpoint, the Japanese election on Sunday was much ado about nothing. The country’s leader remained in place, the dominant party remained in control, and there will be no shifts in Japan’s policies. The electorate chose continuation of the status quo rather than risk upsetting a positive economic […]

A Date That Will Live Forever In Infamy

December 8, 2016 by


By Daniel Greenfield ~ Naval Base Bombed, Shinto Worshipers Fear Backlash – New York Times – December 8 1941 A day after planes passed over their peaceful village on the way to attack the Naval Station at Pearl Harbor, local fishermen are still picking up the pieces. “I don’t know what any of this is […]

GE Seeks “Greener” Pastures In Coal

September 7, 2016 by


By Larry Bell ~ General Electric, one of the world’s largest suppliers of electrical power plant equipment, is all fired up about large markets for new coal-fired generation in India and China as America’s shut down. This may seem quite a turnaround for a company which has been characterized by the National Center for Public […]