Kim Jong-il and the Normalization of Japan-North Korea Relations

Despite the recent change in North Korea’s leadership, it is important that talks resume between Pyongyang and Japan.

Resolving the China-Japan Conflict Over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands

On September 7 Japanese patrol boats intercepted a Chinese fishing trawler near Kubashima, one of the Senkaku [Chinese: Diaoyu] Islands in the East China Sea.