Asia-Pacific Research

2020 Oct 19 - 12:23pm
In 1888, Prince Paul John Sapieha (1860–1934), a member of a respected, Polish noble family, embarked on a journey to East Asia. The journey brought him to Japan, making him one of the first Polish people to set foot on …
Tags: junktag (ignore), colony, Japan, Meiji, Okinawa
2020 Oct 19 - 12:13pm
Introduction1 Japanese empire-building relied heavily on the use of forced labour by politically marginalized – subaltern – people. It is well-known that prisoners across Japan have contributed to large-scale projects like the Miike coal mines2 and road-building in …
Tags: junktag (ignore), forced labor, Hokkaido, Imperial Japan, Japan
2020 Oct 18 - 6:33pm
The following is an excerpt from the author’s article that was first published in “2018 Philippine Development Report” by Hainan Normal University. *** The year 2018 was a period of enormous challenges and opportunities for the Philippines in the arena …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Duterte, Foreign Policy, foreign relations, philippines
2020 Oct 15 - 12:51pm
China has made a decisive move to strengthen ties with one of its main partners in Southeast Asia by opening its markets for duty-free trade. Leaders in Beijing and the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh strengthened their political and economic …
Tags: junktag (ignore), ASEAN, Cambodia, China, free trade
2020 Oct 13 - 9:53pm
This article was originally published on Asia Times. Everything about US-China hinges on the result of the upcoming US presidential election. Trump 2.0 essentially would turbo-charge its bet on decoupling, aiming to squeeze “malign” China on a multiple Hybrid …
Tags: junktag (ignore), BRI, China, New Cold War, OBOR, US-China relations
2020 Oct 13 - 1:28pm
Introduction The perceived failure of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to meaningfully address the issues and concerns of Southeast Asian peoples is viewed by the Asean Civil Society Conference/Asean Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF) as rooted in the ASEAN’s being …
Tags: junktag (ignore), ASEAN, civil society, Neoliberalism, Southeast Asia
2020 Oct 12 - 10:22am
Malaysians at this moment are concerned about two different types of numbers. The overwhelming majority are worried about the recent spike in Covid 19 infections and the increase in the number of related deaths. There is a much smaller segment …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia, Muhyiddin Yassin
2020 Oct 7 - 8:12pm
First published in 2019. Political posturing aligned with commercial interests means that truth is becoming a casualty in the debate about genetically modified (GM) crops in India. The industry narrative surrounding Bt cotton is that it has been a great …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Bt Cotton, GM crop, India
2020 Oct 7 - 8:10pm
This article was originally published in June 2020. Australia’s Admission to the treatment of the indigenous people, as their slaves, came to light recently when Prime Minister Morrison revealed some of the detail of Australia’s “treatment of slaves”. Australian Prime …
Tags: junktag (ignore), aborigines, Australia, Scott Morrison, Slavery
2020 Oct 7 - 1:26pm
Preface and Translation by Bo Tao Translator’s Preface The article translated below was written by Yoshida Yutaka, emeritus professor at Hitotsubashi University, for a 2006 edited volume on various aspects of the battlefield experience of Japanese soldiers during the Asia-Pacific …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Asia-Pacific war, Japan
2020 Oct 7 - 1:22pm
Introduction Although Prime Minister Abe Shinzo (2006-07; 2012-2020) repeatedly touted Japan’s values-oriented foreign policy in Asia, there is little substance to this agenda. Like other nations, Tokyo downplays human rights and democratic values in favor of maintaining trade ties and …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Asia, democracy, Geopolitics, Japan, Japan diplomacy

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