Category: East Asia

First Sino Japanese War. Image from book of 1902

History is harsh unless you erase it

Shinzo Abe addresses a joint meeting of Congress   On his visit to the United States in April, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed Congress and told them: “History is harsh. What was done cannot be undone.” Apparently Osaka Mayor Toru...


Small robot to enter Fukushima No. 2 reactor

A new small robot will be used to inspect the condition of melted nuclear fuel at the second reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant as early as this summer, marking the first full-scale probe since the disaster caused by the massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami in 2011.

Playing chicken in East Asia

US B-52 flies into east china sea   Courtesy Gwynne Dyer LONDON – Since last Saturday, when China declared an “Air Defense Identification Zone” (ADIZ) that covers the disputed islands called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, the media...

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