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John De Boer
Weekly Review (Media Reviews)
  • Is Japan Prepared for a Leadership Role?
  • Koizumi Pledges to Prevent Lessons of War From Being Eroded
  • Japan's ODA Allocation Not Inline With Global Priorities
  • Brazilia-Beijing-Tokyo and the Question of Palestine
  • A Meeting at Bandung That Could Have Changed the Future of Japan-China Relations
  • Japan Still Seeking Forgiveness Fifty Years Later
  • Popular Protests Over Japan's Past Signal Problems For the Future
  • Opinions Vary as to Role Japan Should Assume on UNSC
  • East Asian Economic Community Idea Places Pressure on Japan
  • Japan, a "Neutral" Arbiter in Israel/Palestine?
  • Japan's Asylum Record Challenges Security Council Bid
  • Japan and the Muslim World: The Dangers of Japan's Civilizational Model
  • Japan has Vested Interest in Peace between Israel and Palestine
  • Japan's Response to Tsunami Disaster Should be Commended
  • Arms Ban Removal Opens Door to Japanese Weapons Sales to Middle East and Asia
  • Public Debate Should Have Taken Place Prior to Extension of SDF Mission in Iraq
  • Japan's Re-emerging Arms Industry
  • The Dangers of Japan's Modernization Discourse in Asia
  • The Dangers of Japan's Modernization Discourse in Iraq
  • Asia Asks, Where is Japan's "Military" Headed?
  • Japan's Bid for an "Honored" Place in the World
  • Japan's Bid for a UNSC Seat and the Case for Hegemony in East Asia
  • The Day When Japanese Patients Seek Care Elsewhere in Asia
  • Japanese reconstruction effort in Iraq could be plagued by inflated expectations
  • Behind Japan's Strategy for a UN Security Council Bid
  • Koizumi Loses "Referendum"
  • Democracy Far Off for Iraqis
  • Japan and the Implications of a Value Based Foreign Policy
  • Repeating Reagan's Disastrous Legacy in the Middle East
  • Ruling on Chinese Forced Labor in Japan Contrary to International Law
  • Japan's Ranking as the Lowest Among Rich in terms of Commitment to Development Questionable
  • On Reproducing Japan's Economic 'Miracle' in Iraq
  • Hostage Taking Could Push Japan into a Combat Role in Iraq
  • Japan: Married to the US and dating China
  • Japan Guilty of Nuclear Proliferation?
  • Japan's "dysfunctional" social behaviors, are they unique?
  • Reactions to Warnings of a New Economic Threat From the "East"
  • Predicted Backlash from U.S. over Oil Deal with Iran Misplaced
  • JETRO Seeks to Promote Investment in Japan's Cultural Industry
  • The "Freeter" and a Contented Japan?
  • Will Japan's Troop Dispatch to Iraq Trigger Constitutional Revision?
  • Reaction to Bush's State of the Union
  • Japan in Iraq: a Dangerous Proposition
  • The Capture of Saddam Hussein and the Tokyo Trials
  • Important Document on Sex-Slave Brothels Comes to Light in U.S.
  • Are The Injustices Of Post-Surrender Japan Being Repeated in Iraq?
  • Stanford Symposium Exposes Bankruptcy of Allied Strategy towards North Korea
  • World-wide Media Reaction to the November 9 Elections
  • Ratifying the Geneva Convention Protocols: a bold step by Japan
  • Japan and UN Security Council Reform: What others think
  • Latest bin Laden Tape Targets Japan for the First Time
  • Press Warns of Dangers of Right-Wing Agenda
  • Japan Going Nuclear to Counter North Korea
  • SDF likely to face terrorist threat in Iraq
  • The Iranian Dilemma: things are worse than they seem for Japan?
  • The Birth of a Two-Party System?
  • U.S. Still Divided on Atomic Bombing
  • Japan, Winning Hearts and Minds
  • Women and Labor in Japan
  • Japan and Military "Normalization": Why Now?
  • Is Japan Headed for a Recovery?
  • The SDF in Iraq: Global Reaction
  • Could Japan and the US clash over Iran?
  • Okinawa Rape Grabs Headlines, Little Political Impact
  • Censorship in Iraq, Reminiscent of Occupied Japan
  • Contingency Bills and Human Rights
  • Why Japan should not send the SDF to Iraq
  • US and Japan still far apart on North Korea
  • Koizumi Unnoticed in Europe
  • North Korea: Japan Snubbed
  • Japan clueless about Iraq?
  • Japan Flexible on the UN Role in Iraq
  • A questionable war
  • Japan Stands to Lose in Muslim World by Supporting the War
  • Casualties of War
  • Japan Continues to Harbor Man Wanted by Interpol
  • Press Slams Government over Economy
  • What 'fuels' Japan's support for US plans in Iraq?
  • Japanese Government Admits it has No Option but to Support War
  • Powell fails to convince Japan as well
  • Japan, the EU and Agriculture
  • Media Writes Japan Off
  • Japan's Presence in Davos and Porto Alegre
  • Japan to drum up international support for Sri Lankan Peace Process
  • Nuclear Proliferation in North Korea: a matter of international security?
  • US and East Asia still far apart on North Korean "Crisis"
  • Does the US really want peace in East Asia?
  • Journalist who filmed Russian Navy dump radioactive waste into the Sea of Japan still in jail
  • Interpreting the Decision to Dispatch the Aegis
  • Japan: A ball of confusion
  • Japan's Economic Ills and the Power over Truth
  • The Quagmire in East Asia
  • Economics is Politics in Japan
  • Motivation Behind North Korea's Nuclear Confession
  • The Takenaka Effect and the Foreign Press
  • US and Japan Clash on North Korea
  • Deflation: The tie that binds
  • Foreign Press Predictions on the Cabinet Reshuffle
  • Case of Japanese Researcher Questions Values of Corporate Japan
  • Real Motive Behind Japan's Hesitancy to Support Iraq Attack
  • How the Media views talks between North Korea and Japan
  • Placing the Blame for Lack of Reforms?
  • Matsushita Seikei Juku Graduates set to Save Japan
  • Foreign Press Thinks Makiko Tanaka Will Be Back
  • Motives Behind AP News Item Suspect
  • Sacrificing Japan's International Image for Alberto Fujimori
  • Foreign Investors and Observers Remain Skeptical about Koizumi
  • Japan, More Corrupt than Botswana?
  • Recent Events that Portray Japan as an Irresponsible, Insensitive and Unreliable Country
  • Who says Japan wants to become like Europe?
  • Japan: Helping to Inspire Hope in the Middle East
  • The Awakening of Japan as a Football Nation
  • Official Economic Data in Japan "Unreliable"
  • Celebrating Asia: World Cup 2002
  • This Week's Menu: politics and whale
  • Freedom of the Press in Japan
  • Asylum Case a Matter of Prestige for Japan
  • US Leaks MSDF Request
  • International Press Gives Koizumi One Last Chance
  • Perspectives on Increased Military Powers in Japan
  • Reaction to Ozawa's Statement on Japan's Nuclear Capability
  • The Future of Japan's Economy Uncertain
  • Reaction to the Verdict in Okinawa
  • Hoping for the Best Ever World Cup
  • Everyone hates cleaning the house, but women in Japan have little choice
  • Coordinated Strategy Needed for Steel Industry
  • Japan forgotten on US list naming contributors to the 'war against terrorism'
  • Japan and the 'Axis of Evil'
  • Bush's Words of Support for Koizumi Resound Hollow
  • How Big of a Risk is Japan to the World Economy?
  • Reforms thrown out with Tanaka?
  • Little Hope Abroad for Economic Recovery in Japan
  • Japan Should Aim for a Sustained Aid Effort in Afghanistan
  • China, A threat to Japanese Leadership
  • Growing inequality in Japan
  • The Year In Review: Japan in the News
  • Japan Leading the Fight against Child Exploitation
  • People's Court Decides, Japan is Guilty
  • The Press and the Birth of a Royal Baby Girl
  • The End of the Post-World War II Era?
  • Military Support, The Only Real Contribution?
  • Foreign Pessimism about the Koizumi Administration
  • Fading Hopes for Japanese Leadership in Asia
  • Japan Rewards Nuclear Proliferaters
  • Introducing Osaka's "Unofficial Mayor"
  • The Irony about Japan's Support for the War Effort in Afghanistan
  • Japan Enters Hostile Territory
  • Turning Pessimism into Confidence: Containing Mad Cow Disease
  • Before Japan Goes to War
  • The Folly of Revenge
  • Pressure on Japan to Extradite Fujimori
  • The Bad News and the Good News
  • More unemployed than ever before in Japan
  • Expressed Indignation but No Retaliation: Asia's response to the Yasukuni Visit
  • The Collapse of the Safe Society?
  • What Does Victory Mean: LDP and the Upper House Elections
  • 'Buying Votes for Whales': Japan's International Image a Disaster
  • Japan Can Give Life or Death to Kyoto
  • The Bigger Picture Behind the Okinawa "Incident"
  • Japan in the Middle East: Not to be underestimated
  • A Way To Ensure That History is Never Repeated
  • Japan's Disappearing Small Farm Community
  • On a Tightrope Between the U.S. and China?

  • US Report (Special Topics)

    Europe Report (Special Topics)
  • The Fate of WTO and Agriculture
  • Investigating Koizumi's Motive for Visiting Poland
  • Graying Societies and Immigration
  • Like Europe, Japan should press for an 'over-riding' UN role in Iraq
  • Japan, Beat by Botswana, Eclipsed by Europe
  • Europe and the American Empire
  • A New Translatlantic Crisis
  • US Moves In On Iran: EU & Japan Must Not Standby
  • Use of Depleted Uranium in Iraq Could Bring British Forces to the ICC
  • Difference in Conduct between US and UK Troops
  • Bush and Blair Disagree on Post-War Iraq
  • Hopes in Europe Crushed by War in Iraq
  • Profiting from War: the post-war reconstruction bonanza in Iraq
  • Learning from Stalin's Legacy
  • EU Integration and East Asia
  • EU seeks to pressure US on North Korea
  • It's not anti-Americanism that fuels Europe's anti-war posture
  • Japan, the EU and Agriculture
  • A Divided Europe
  • EU-US clash over Iraq
  • A possible rupture between the US and the EU
  • EU-Japan join hands to deal with issue of "Children in Turmoil"
  • EC Launches Biggest Call for International Cooperation Research Ever
  • Spain Astonished by Release of North Korean Vessel Carrying Missiles
  • EU Criticizes Press Freedom in Japan
  • Scientists claim 'sushi' increases risk of liver cancer
  • Prison Conditions in Japan under Scrutiny
  • EU and Japan Resist US Unilateralism in COP 8
  • Japan Puts Human Rights at the Top of the Agenda with North Korea
  • EU Demands for Regulatory Reform in Japan
  • Abductees Return: Politics versus Human Rights?
  • Europeans see the human face of Japan's economic malaise
  • Japan and the EU most vulnerable to instability in energy market
  • ASEM in Crisis
  • European Press Divided on Koizumi's Trip to North Korea
  • The EU's Approach to Security in Asia
  • Japan blamed for "squeezing Mediterranean dry"
  • Europe views Japan as model for combating deflation
  • Japan's Contribution to Peace & Development in the Balkans
  • EU Opposition to War in Iraq may be Weakening
  • EU Commissioner Fischler Stresses Rural Development
  • The Sustainability of Japanese and EU Agricultural Policies
  • EU & Japan: The Only Viable Alternative to US Hegemony
  • Questions Surrounding the Asia-Europe Meeting
  • How Tokaimura Shook Europe
  • Where does Japan stand on the Middle East?
  • Japan and EU Fall Short of Small Arms Pledge
  • R&D Benchmark Comparisons between the EU and Japan
  • EU thinks Japan and China key to Peace in Asia
  • Europeans Warned about Ill-Treatment in Japan before World Cup
  • Japan, the EU and Human Security for All: Part II
  • Japan, the EU and Human Security: Part I
  • The Decade of Japan-Europe Cooperation: Part IV
  • The Decade of Japan-Europe Cooperation: Part III
  • The Decade of Japan-Europe Cooperation: Part II
  • The Decade of Japan-Europe Cooperation: Part 1
  • Japan's Observer Status to the Council of Europe Under Threat because of the Death Penalty
  • A Call for Close Cooperation between the EU and Japan in the Middle East

  • J. Sean Curtin
    Europe Report (Special Topics)
  • London Calling Planet Earth: From Radio to Satellites and the Internet
  • London Takes Second Terror Attack in its Stride
  • Former British Prime Minister Ted Heath Dies
  • London Remembers Terror Attack Victims
  • London Attacks Were Europe's First Suicide Bombings
  • London Quickly Recovers after Terror Attack
  • Defiant London Celebrates 60th Anniversary of WWII Ending
  • London Hit by Terror Attack
  • Innovation Business Partnering in the EU (ii): Improving Competitiveness of EU Companies in the Global Market
  • Innovation Business Partnering in the EU (i): An Alternative to Mergers & Acquisitions for European Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
  • After the French "No" vote: Part Two - Europe Debates its Future
  • After the French "No" vote: Part One - GLOCOM Readers Join the Debate
  • The French "No" vote: Part Three - Who is to blame and what will happen next?
  • The French "No" vote: Part two - Where does the EU go from here?
  • The French "No" vote: Part One - Why did France reject the EU Constitution?
  • London Calling Planet Earth: The Radiant Torch of the BBC World Service
  • Culture, Value and Identity as Elements in European Cohesion (iv): The importance of History and Peace
  • Star Wars Saga Hits Globalized Planet
  • Will Russia Ever Join the European Union?
  • UK Post-Election Analysis: Can Blair survive?
  • Britain's Labour Party wins third term despite Blair
  • Secret Agent Killing Generates Anti-American Sentiment in Italy
  • New German Pope Offers Hope for Sino-Japanese Relations
  • German-Japanese comparisons and Sino-Japanese tensions
  • HIV/AIDS is a Global Threat
  • A Second Chance for Prince Charles?
  • The Global legacy of Pope John Paul II
  • Culture, Value and Identity as Elements in European Cohesion (iii): New European Values and European Zone of Peace
  • Culture, Value and Identity as Elements in European Cohesion (ii): Culture and European Identity Today
  • Culture, Value and Identity as Elements in European Cohesion (i): Europe Shares a Common Culture
  • Was British Participation in the Iraq War Legal? (ii): Why We Went to War
  • Was British Participation in the Iraq War Legal? (i): The Legal issues
  • Is Japan Comfortable about Gaining a UN Security Council Seat?
  • Madrid Bombing Anniversary Marked by Democracy, Terrorism and Security Summit
  • London Conference Generates New Momentum for Middle East Peace
  • Can Bush's EU Charm Offensive Maintain the China Arms Embargo?
  • Should Japan Suspend Humanitarian Assistance to Nepal?
  • Gary Hart: See Iraq Through, Japan Should Keep its Distance in Six-Party Talks
  • New Bush II Administration: New Dawn for EU Relations and a Democratic Iraq
  • Shiite Vision of Post-election Iraq
  • US Attack on Iran Extremely Unlikely
  • Iran's UK Ambassador: Tehran-Tokyo Ties Good, No Fear of US Attack
  • Is Pyongyang Acting Logically?
  • Iraq Elections Vital to Bush's World Vision
  • How Can the US Escape its Iraq Paradox?
  • European Union Expansion beyond Turkey
  • Can the US and the EU Cooperate over Iraq?
  • US Treasury Secretary Snow: US-China and US-Japan Relations in Good Shape
  • UK Israeli Ambassador: Japan Can Contribute to Middle East Peace
  • British Opposition Leader: China Arms Embargo Must Stay
  • Capital markets - The changing relationship between the EU and Japan
  • Palestinian Trade Fair Aims to Strengthen EU-Palestinian Ties
  • British Opposition Leader Takes Cautious Line on Iraq
  • Is Iraq becoming the New Lebanon of the Middle East?
  • Japan's Role in the Middle East Peace Process
  • Bush Administration Generates Anti-American Sentiment in Europe
  • Bush's Optimism about Iraq Justified
  • Egypt's Vision and Role in Middle East Peace Process
  • Anglo-American Ties Difficult but Essential
  • London Welcomes Appointment of New Japanese Ambassador to Britain
  • China's Evolving Legal System and Increasing Role in Foreign Affairs
  • Former British Foreign Minister Outlines China's Economic Potential
  • A Quarter Century of Improving Sino-British Relations
  • Is the Iraq Conflict still Polarizing World Politics?
  • What Interest Does Japan Have in Middle East Peace?
  • Insider's Assessment of Iraq's New Interim Prime Minister and President
  • Italian Foreign Minister Looks to Iraq's Future, not Past Divisions
  • Debating Israeli's New Disengagement Plan – Part Three
  • Debating Israeli's New Disengagement Plan – Part Two
  • Debating Israeli's New Disengagement Plan – Part One
  • America and France Stand United at D-Day Ceremony
  • Challenges Facing the Arab World
  • The Future of Saudi-Japanese Relations and Oil Consumption
  • The People's Voice Initiative and Israeli Settlements
  • Britain's Vision of the South Asia Dynamic
  • Impact of American Middle East Policy on Iran and Iraq
  • European Union Celebrates Enlargement
  • Sharon Adviser Claims Unilateral Disengagement Offers Hope to Middle East
  • Sharon Administration's View of Europe and the Arab World
  • Sharon's View of the Arab World
  • Unilateral Disengagement and Reaction to Sharon's Proposals
  • Key Sharon Advisor says America and Britain made Right Decision on Iraq
  • Former Israeli Ambassador Outlines Sharon's Middle East Vision
  • British UN Adviser Says Iraq a One-off Event
  • British UN Insider Thinks New UN Mandate in Iraq Likely after June
  • Iraq Anniversary in Europe – Part Three: Iraq War changed the Finnish Government
  • Iraq Anniversary in Europe – Part Two: UK divided over Iraq War
  • Iraq Anniversary in Europe – Part One: Iraq War has Little Support in Europe
  • The Sound of Silence Unites Europe
  • Moderate Palestinian Prime Minister Visits London
  • Iraq Gives Blair Nightmare Week
  • UK Foreign Minister Outlines Policy, Say Japan is Key Global Power
  • Blair Strikes Back
  • Japan and Europe Adapt to Life under the Shadow of Terror Threats
  • Key Figure in Iraq Administration Delivers "Half-term Report" to Europe
  • Saddam's Capture Unites Europe, Gives Blair a Lift
  • Blair Faces Resignation Threat in January
  • Spain Rocked by Iraq Ambush
  • Al-Qaeda Strikes its First Blow on European Soil
  • Bush Heads for Controversial London Visit
  • Anti-immigrant Party makes Big Gains in Swiss Election
  • Blair's Premiership in Danger over Iraq

  • Social Trends (Special Topics)
  • Japan and the Middle East: Part 8 - Iraqi Attitudes towards Japan
  • China-Japan Relations under the Koizumi Administration Series: What Consequences Could Arise if Koizumi Continues to Visit the Yasukuni Shrine?
  • Japan and the Middle East: Part 7 - Palestinian Attitudes towards Japan
  • China-Japan Relations under the Koizumi Administration Series: What are the Solutions to the Yasukuni dilemma?
  • Japan and the Middle East: Part 6 - Japan-Syria Relations
  • Japan's Quest for a Permanent UN Security Council Seat: Part Eight: Japan's UN Dream Suffers a Setback
  • Japan's Quest for a Permanent UN Security Council Seat: Part Seven: G-4 Needs African Union Support
  • Japan's Quest for a Permanent UN Security Council Seat: Part Six: UN Security Council Reform Timeline for June 2005
  • China-Japan Relations under the Koizumi Administration Series: - The Case for Koizumi's Yasukuni Shrine Pilgrimages
  • China-Japan Relations under the Koizumi Administration Series: - The Moral and Economic Case against Yasukuni Pilgrimages
  • China-Japan Relations under the Koizumi Administration Series: - China-Japan Timeline for June 2005
  • Comment on Sean Curtin's Article "US Policy May Hurt Japan's UN Dream"
  • Japan's Quest for a Permanent UN Security Council Seat: Part Five: US Policy May Hurt Japan's UN Dream
  • China-Japan Relations under the Koizumi Administration (series): Tensions with China are polarizing Japan
  • China-Japan Relations under the Koizumi Administration (series): China-Japan Timeline for May 2005
  • Japan's Quest for a Permanent UN Security Council Seat: Part 4 - Does Japan Need a UN Security Council Seat?
  • Japan's Quest for a Permanent UN Security Council Seat: Part 3 - G8 and EU tensions over UNSC Expansion
  • Japan's Quest for a Permanent UN Security Council Seat: Part 2 - The Impact of the UN Reform Proposals on China-Japan Relations
  • Japan's Quest for a Permanent UN Security Council Seat: Part 1 - Japan's UNSC bid builds up momentum
  • Japan and the Middle East: Part 5 - Current Israeli Attitudes towards International Initiatives
  • Japan and the Middle East: Part 4 - Japan bets on Middle East peace
  • Japan and the Middle East: Part 3 - Japan's star rises in Jerusalem
  • Japan and the Middle East: Part 2 - Japan seeks bigger Middle East Role
  • Japan and the Middle East: Part 1 - Japan Asserts its Middle East Policy
  • Japan's Territorial Disputes: Part 5 - Northern Territories: Koizumi-Putin Meeting Fails to Make Progress
  • Japan's Territorial Disputes: Part 4 - Northern Territories Dispute: A Russian Perspective
  • Poor Families in Today's Japan: Part 8 - Case Study Illustrates Inadequacy of Child Support System
  • Women in Japanese Politics: Part 11 - Female Governors Become a Permanent Fixture
  • Poor Families in Today's Japan: Part 7 - Surge in the Number of Poor Japanese Families (ii): High Divorce Rates Creating More Poor Families
  • Poor Families in Today's Japan: Part 6 - Surge in the Number of Poor Japanese Families (i): Fatherless Families Hit 1.22 Million
  • Women in Japanese Politics: Part 10 - Advances of Women Politicians in 2004
  • Women Advancing in Japanese Society: Part 3 - Is Balancing Family and Work Responsibilities Becoming Easier for Women?
  • Women Advancing in Japanese Society: Part 2 - Economic Position of Japanese Women in the Coming Decade
  • Foreign Direct Investment in Japan: Part 4 - German and Finnish Foreign Direct Investment
  • Attitudes towards the Police in Contemporary Japan: Part 6 - Police White Papers focusing on Foreign Crime
  • Attitudes towards the Police in Contemporary Japan: Part 5 - Perceptions of Crimes Committed by Foreigners
  • Poor Families in Today's Japan: Part 5 - Poor Lone-mother Families Neglected by Policymakers
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 17 - Profile of internet suicide groups
  • Poor Families in Today's Japan: Part 4 - The Elderly and Lone-mothers Compete for Resources
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 16 - Suicide Websites
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 15 - An Introduction to Internet Suicide
  • Attitudes towards the Police in Contemporary Japan: Part 4 - A Policeman's Perspective on the Force's Current Difficulties
  • Attitudes towards the Police in Contemporary Japan: Part 3 - Scandals Undermine Public Confidence in the Police
  • Attitudes towards the Police in Contemporary Japan: Part 2 - Rising Crime Rates Overwhelm Japan
  • Japan's Territorial Disputes: Part 3 - Northern Territories-Southern Kuriles Dispute: Overview and Timeline
  • Attitudes towards the Police in Contemporary Japan: Part 1 - Public Confidence in Japan's Police at Record Low
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 14 – Youth Suicide in the International Context
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 13 – Do International Comparisons have any meaning?
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 12 – Factors Influencing the Rising Suicide Rate
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 11 – Comparing International Rates of Suicide
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 10 – Youth and Rural Suicides on the Rise
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 9 – Suicides Reach Record High in 2003
  • Foreign Direct Investment in Japan: Part 3 – Will Welsh Companies One Day Invest in Japan?
  • Foreign Direct Investment in Japan: Part 2 – Japan's Prefectures Attract Foreign Investors
  • Foreign Direct Investment in Japan: Part 1 – Chinese Direct Investment in Japan
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 8 – Supreme Court Rules that Insurance Companies Must Pay out in Suicide Cases
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 7 – Anti-Suicide Measures at Railway Stations
  • New Religious Cults in Japan: Part 4 - The Media's Failure in the Aum Shinrikyo Case
  • New Religious Cults in Japan: Part 3 - Asahara Verdict Highlights Police Failures
  • Family Trends: Part 4 – Declining Birthrates, Fewer Marriages and Divorces
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 6 – Railway Suicides and Compensation Claims
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 5 – Incorrectly Recorded Suicides
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 4 – Determining Suicide as the Cause of Death
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 3 – An Introduction to "Muri-shinju" or Murder-suicide
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 2 – The Impact of the Suicide Rate on Life Insurance Policies
  • Women in Japanese Politics: Part 9 – International Comparisons with Japan's Female Lawmakers
  • Youth Trends in Japan: Part 6 – Britain's "Kippers" Rival Japan's "Parasite Singles"
  • Women in Japanese Politics: Part 8 - Japan's First Female Lower House Speaker Bows out of Frontline Politics
  • Women in Japanese Politics: Part 7 - Fewer Women Elected in November 2003 Lower House Election
  • Women in Japanese Politics: Part 6 - Fewer Female Candidates Run in Lower House Election
  • Youth Trends in Japan: Part 5 - "Parasite Singles" and Female Unemployment
  • Trends in Japanese Higher Education: Part 1 - Universities Suffer as the Population Declines
  • Marriage and Divorce in Today's Japan: Part 5 - Pregnant Brides a Growing Trend
  • Women Advancing in Japanese Society: Part 1 - New Gains Made in Early 2003
  • Japan's 1993 Regime Change in Retrospect: Part 3 - Timeline and Background to the Rise and Fall of the Hosokawa Cabinet
  • Japan's 1993 Regime Change in Retrospect: Part 1 - The Achievements of the Hosokawa Administration
  • The Declining Birthrate in Japan: Part 9 - METI Recommends Increasing the Number of Foreigners in Japan
  • Family Issues and Japanese Social Policy: Part 3 - U.S.-Japan Social Policy Comparisons
  • Japanese Public Opinion on the Second Iraq War: Part 5 - Postwar Opinions about the Iraq Conflict
  • Japanese Public Opinion on the Second Iraq War: Part 4 - Opinions about Dispatching Japanese Troops to Postwar Iraq
  • Gender Equality in Japanese Education: Part 5 - Gender Bias in the Parental Allocation of Financial Resources for Education
  • Gender Equality in Japanese Education: Part 4 - The Changing Nature of the University-Prospective Student Relationship
  • Youth Trends in Japan: Part 4 - Anorexia and other Teenage Eating Disorders on the Rise
  • Gender Equality in Japanese Education: Part 3 - How Gender Imbalances in Education Impede Women in the Workplace
  • International Marriages in Japan: Part 5 - Grounds for Divorce and Legal Considerations
  • Gender Equality in Japanese Education: Part 2 - The Development of the Two-year Women's Junior College System
  • Gender Equality in Japanese Education: Part 1 - Male and Female Participation Rates in Higher Education
  • Family Trends in 2002: Part 3 - Population Data Shows Declining Birthrates, Fewer Marriages and More Divorces
  • Youth Trends in Japan: Part 3 - Increasing Unemployment and Poor Work Opportunities
  • Youth Trends in Japan: Part 2 - "Parasite Singles" in Europe and Japan
  • Youth Trends in Japan: Part 1 - "Parasite Singles" in the International Context
  • New Religious Cults in Japan: Part 2 - The Impact of the Aum Shinrikyo Cult on Dealing with Other Japanese Cults
  • New Religious Cults in Japan: Part 1 - Pana Wave Laboratory Cult Claims Japan's Fate is Sealed
  • Women in Japanese Politics: Part 5 - Japan's Women Mayors
  • Women in Japanese Politics: Part 4 - Female Governors Advance
  • Women in Japanese Politics: Part 3 - Women Candidates Make Gains in the 2003 Unified Local Elections
  • Women in Japanese Politics: Part 2 - More Women Candidates Fight April 2003 Local Elections
  • Women in Japanese Politics: Part 1 - Too Few Women in Japanese Politics
  • Family Trends: Part 2 -Poor Families Suffer as the Japanese Economy Continues to Deteriorate
  • Japanese Anti-War Sentiment Reaches New Heights
  • Japanese Anti-War Sentiment on Iraq in Accord with Global Opinion
  • Suicide in Japan: Part 1 - The Suicide Crisis amongst Middle-Aged Men
  • Family Trends in 2002: Part 1 -Declining Birthrates, Fewer Marriages, More Divorces
  • The Declining Birthrate in Japan: Part 8 - Population Scenarios and Economic Consequences
  • Swiss Citizenship Laws and Multinationals Offer Poor Models for Japan
  • The Declining Birthrate in Japan: Part 7 - Debating the Influence of Immigration on the Birthrate
  • The Declining Birthrate in Japan: Part 6 - A Role for Returnee Emigrants
  • The Declining Birthrate in Japan: Part 5 - German Immigration Policy Comparisons
  • The Declining Birthrate in Japan: Part 4 - Immigration Scenarios
  • The Declining Birthrate in Japan: Part 3 - Italy-Japan Comparisons
  • The Declining Birthrate in Japan: Part 2 - Comments on the Proposed Numerical Targets for Childcare Leave
  • The Declining Birthrate in Japan: Part 1- Numerical Targets for Childcare Leave
  • International Marriages in Japan: Part 4 - Basic Data on International Marriage in 2002
  • International Marriages in Japan: Part 3 - Amerasian Children in Okinawa
  • International Marriages in Japan: Part 1 - Impact of 17 October 2002 Supreme Court decision on International Marriages
  • International Marriages in Japan: Part 1 - Visa status of non-Japanese spouses in 2002
  • Inequality in Japanese Marriage and Divorce Laws in 2002
  • Inadequate Social Welfare Provisions for Poor Japanese Families: Increasing Cases of Destitution in 2002
  • The Current State of Divorce in Japan: A Record Number of Marital Dissolutions in 2001
  • Japanese Marriage Trends in 2002: Later Unions and More Diverse Families
  • Changing Attitudes towards Gender Roles in Japan: 2002 Snapshot
  • Japanese Tax and Pension Reform Proposals 2002: Abolition of the Spouse Special Tax Deduction
  • Japanese Child Support Payments in 2002
  • Paternal Childcare Leave in Japan 2002
  • Poorest Japanese Families Getting Poorer
  • Japan's Territorial Disputes: Part 1 - Test for Japan-Korea Relations: Takeshima-Dokdo Dispute
  • Teenage Sexual Trends Create Health Concerns
  • Anti-foreign Sentiment in Japan: France and Western Europe Comparison

  • Tomohiko Taniguchi

    Hitoshi Urabe
    News Review (Media Reviews)
  • North Korea and Japan Salvage Talks for Another Day
  • Japan, Russia Aim to Solve Dispute, Tighten Ties
  • Japan Caught in US-Korea Nuclear Net
  • North Korea Talks Resume With U.S. Saying Progress May Be Made
  • Japan PM Backs 'Birth-Machine' Minister
  • Japan's Kyuma Says Bush's Iraq War Decision a Mistake
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