Japan will experimentally open its doors to travelers from four countries in a form of small package tours in May, prior to reopening to the rest...
A recently leaked draft pact between the strategically situated Solomon Islands and China reads as if the Pacific island nation were ceding its sovereignty.
The debate serves to demonstrate that bullying and sabre rattling by the PRC and Russia has strategic consequences; Japan and its friends have options in response.
The Akatsuki Five edged Taiwan before falling to Australia in Okinawa.
With Western Australia´s hard border barriers coming down could Japan follow? Pressure is growing to relax entry rules.
“Tongans know their needs better than foreign visitors. Aid needs to be reframed as solidarity, not as benevolence.”
If it takes Taiwan, the PRC would effectively outflank Japanese defenses and be positioned to dominate and seize Japanese maritime and island territory.
The joint statement made the right noises about North Korea’s destabilizing missile launches, but the fact remains that the Quad does not possess any military muscle.
We look at Japan’s rules and how these compare with how other countries are managing border control and arriving travelers while fighting the pandemic.
Their economic partnership allowed Japan and the EU to shape worldwide exchange rules in line with their high standards and shared values of democracy and rule...
Indeed, it’s hard to imagine anyone less suited for dealing with the Japanese. Still, there have been other apparently poor choices that turned out to be...
“The practice of architecture requires real dedication that attracts huge responsibility” ーGlenn Murcutt, at the 2021 Architecture award ceremony in Canberra, Australia.