The following transcript is of a speech that Peter Scott delivered in Russia that addresses the role that NATO and Western oil companies play in the former USSR states that sit next to Russia.
Theatre of War and Prospects for Peace on the Korean Peninsula on the Anniversary of the Yeonpyeong Incident
23rd November 2011 was the first anniversary of the artillery exchange between the two Koreas around the island of Yeonpyeong off the west coast of Korea.
In his remarks to the Australian parliament on November 17, President Obama declared that the U. S. was making the Asia-Pacific region a top priority.
The nuclear threat, organizers say, extends beyond Tohoku, even beyond Japan. And indeed, this is the message that has been heard around the world, as the anti-nuke protest and politics were staged with specific reference to Fukushima (sadly, rarely with respect to the wider Tohoku region).
This article examines why, in the midst of an unprecedented cascade of disasters, natural and nuclear, the Kan problem trumped all others.
Robots were a major force in the automation drive that made Japan the most competitive nation in manufacturing in the 1980s. That glory seems to have faded in recent decades, and Japanese robotics are no exception.
As with methyl-mercury a half century ago, Japan is once again threatened by a new persistent toxin accumulating in its food and water.
As Japan’s government gets set to expand a nuclear evacuation area, the mayor of a city inside the radioactive zone speaks about his fears.
In this crisis Japan’s power generation, energy security, and energy plans have taken perhaps the most profound and protracted blow.
Nine months after stepping down as Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama conceded that he had just given “deterrence” as the factor necessitating retention of the US Marine Corps on Okinawa because he needed a pretext.
Disputes over the maritime border in the West Sea serve to exacerbate inter-Korean tensions.
Sushi, not long ago a quintessentially Japanese product, has gone global.
The mood across East Asia as 2011 dawns is one of foreboding.
The exchange of artillery fire between South and North Korea on 23 November, 2010 had predictable results
Sato Masaru is a name virtually unknown outside Japan but inescapable within Japan.