This is not the first time I have read and linked to articles in The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus that I find sensible, instead of the misinformation and disinformation we see so often preached in Western press and Japanese press. I thought this article by Kimie Hara gives a more balanced Japanese view of the issue of territorial dispute between China and Japan and … [Read more...] about Okinawa, Taiwan, and the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in United States–Japan–China Relations
In addition to our post on “The Inconvenient Truth Behind the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands” by Han-Yi Shaw, the article "Deconstructing Japan’s Claim of Sovereignty over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands" by Ivy Lee and Fang Ming in Japan Focus is also worth reading. The Shaw article focuses more on the political history surrouding the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands while the Lee-Ming article … [Read more...] about Deconstructing Japan’s Claim of Sovereignty over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands
It's never good to dip into one's savings just to live large. Gluttony and largess - when one can ill afford it - is foolish ... and a sign of decadence. To me, the U.S. so-called pivot to Asia - emblemized by President Obama's trip to Japan - represents just that. The New York Times - even with its usual spin PR in over-drive - already calls the trip a "setback." In an … [Read more...] about Obama Asia tour: US-Japan treaty ‘covers disputed islands’ – A Case of Dipping into One’s Savings to Live Large?
Searching on "China" in Russia Today's Youtube channel led me to the following video from PressTV, which towards the end, I then learned it's an Iranian station. It features three panelists, all from the United States and the U.K.. They all seem to agree that the U.S., U.K., and Japan are hijacked by a Wallstreet-London financial empire nexus of sort. Most readers will find … [Read more...] about Iran’s PressTV with U.S.-based political analysts on the Wallstreet-London financial empire nexus
Henry Kissinger recently told his audience at a Wilson Institute forum that Romney's and Obama's campaign rhetoric against China were 'deplorable.' Some expat bloggers suggest that China should accept that this is a election phenomenon as if this sort of behavior is 'normal' and 'proper.' That's wrong and Americans should take the China-U.S. relationship more seriously - … [Read more...] about “Blame-game players should apologize” by China Daily USA’s Chen Weihua