Japan’s Transfer of Bullet Train Technology A Mistake. China, Of Course, Has Copied It

  “China’s high speed rail technology is already far better than the Japanese Bullet Train, Shinkansen.” That was how, six years ago, Wang Yongping, head of the Chinese Railway Ministry’s advertising department, refuted allegations of intellectual piracy.   In an interview with China’s state news agency Xinxua on July 7, 2011, he said that Chinese […]

Abductee Rescue Team Under the Prime Minister Should Be Created — Nakayama

  It has been four decades at least since dozens of Japanese citizens were abducted by North Korean state agents in Japan, yet the problem has yet to be resolved, anything bold and significant yet to be done by the government to get them back home. What can—and should—be done, immediately?     Kyoko Nakayama, […]

Taro Kono as Foreign Minister: Is He Abe’s Trump Card to Have the ‘Kono Statement’ on Comfort Women Revised?

  On August 3rd Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reorganized his Cabinet. After the investiture ceremony at the Imperial Palace, he launched his third restructured Cabinet. That same evening he held a press conference at the official residence of the prime minister.     With respect to his previously stated intent to bring about revision of […]