Japanese Professors Protest UN Rapporteur’s Press Freedom Assessment: Worry about your country, the US, not us

This statement was issued by Japanese academics on May 2, in reaction to the “Preliminary Report on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression in Japan,” which was submitted by UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression David Kaye on April 19, 2016.   […]

Editorial: US-China Summit Should Focus on the “Threat from the North”

The first summit talks since the inauguration of the Trump administration will be held this week.   As China exerts increasing influence from all possible sides–economically, militarily, and beyond–how will the US define their relationship?   The future of the Asia-Pacific region and the international community are directly linked to the outcome of these talks. […]

Japan’s Job Hunting System Poses Challenges to In-Demand Foreign Students

Due to a shortage of workers at home and the need to secure personnel for expansion projects overseas, Japanese corporations are entering into increasingly fierce competition as they recruit outstanding foreign exchange students who have studied at universities in Japan. Looking for new ways to take part in Asian economic growth, corporations scrambling to globalize […]