Japan is not a country that is used to long-lasting leaders. As such, Shinzo Abe, who is now the third longest-serving leader in postwar Japan, is a unique figure, and … Continue reading Shinzo Abe, Invincible No More
I technically have exams coming up, but having studied the whole day, I am clearly in no shape for any more revision. Besides, nothing can really stop me from writing… … Continue reading Irrationalising the Rational
Hong Kong recently held elections for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, also known as Legco. The ‘Umbrella Revolution’ may have died down, failing to achieve any of its major … Continue reading Liberal City, Authoritarian Country
On an otherwise typical day, a missile landed out of the blue in the sea. Not too close to Japan, of course; it still did not threaten the peace of … Continue reading Nuclear Despotate
No one was surprised when the Hague tribunal delivered an unfavourable ruling for China regarding its territorial ambitions in the South China Sea. The Hague tribunal declared that China’s claims … Continue reading Fanning the Flames
2 September 1945. Its cities flattened, its islands surrounded by hostile forces, and a bloody invasion by its Western nemesis imminent, the Empire of Japan duly surrendered to the United … Continue reading Reviving the Economy or Revising the Constitution?
What are the challenges surrounding Japan today? Where do they come from and how might we solve them? These are questions that thousands of economists and politicians both inside and … Continue reading Japan in Perspective: Economic and Social Issues