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April 19, 2006

United States
You can not put dark matter in a container …

So says Michael Mandel.   Some of us might say you can't put dark matter in a container because it doesn't really exist.That is not Mandel's argument.  He believes in dark matter, though …

October 25, 2010

China
A New Threshold for Japan’s Diplomacy

I have just returned from a week in Tokyo, where I attended the annual CSIS-Nikkei conference on U.S.-Japan relations. As I noted in our CFR.org roundup on how Washington should respond to Beijing’s …

A New Threshold for Japan’s Diplomacy

January 13, 2011

Japan
Talking Strategy with Japan

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates meets with Japan's Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa in Tokyo. (POOL New/Courtesy Reuters) What a difference a year makes. Secretary of Defense Robert Gate…

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates meets with Japan’s Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa in Tokyo

November 5, 2010

China
Who is Sengoku38?

Yesterday, video of the collisions between a Chinese fishing trawler and the Japanese coast guard appeared on YouTube—sent from an account named Sengoku38. Six separate videos, for a total of 44 mi…

Who is Sengoku38?

May 29, 2011

Defense and Security
On Memorial Day

On August 1, 1888, Congress passed a joint resolution (25 Stat. 516) that recognized every May 30 as “Decoration Day,” a holiday for the District of Columbia and a holiday with pay for federal employ…

March 22, 2011

China
Remembering Katrina and Sichuan Amidst Japan’s Crisis

A man walks through the flooded Terme area of New Orleans, lying under several feet of water on August 29, 2005. (Rick Wilking/Courtesy Reuters) As I watched the Japan crisis unfold in rapid succes…

A man walks through the flooded Terme area of New Orleans, lying under several feet of water on August 29, 2005.

November 16, 2010

Japan
Sengoku38: Villain or Hero?

As Washington discusses the Obama Asia tour, Tokyo remains consumed with the politics of the Senkaku incident. Last week, I reported on the unauthorized release of video clips of the Chinese trawle…

Sengoku38: Villain or Hero?

August 30, 2011

The Transatlantic Alliance Survives the Summer

European Commission President Barroso, U.S. President Obama, Russian President Medvedev, French President Sarkozy, Japanese Prime Minister Kan, Canadian Prime Minister Harper, British Prime Minister …

The Transatlantic Alliance Survives the Summer

August 2, 2011

Japan
Japan’s Nuclear Quandary

An aerial view shows Kyushu Electric Power's Genkai nuclear power plant, in Genkai town, Saga Prefecture, in this picture taken by Kyodo on June 9, 2011. The Japanese government moved closer on W…

An aerial view shows Kyushu Electric Power’s Genkai nuclear power plant, in Genkai town, Saga Prefecture, in this picture taken by Kyodo on June 9, 2011. The Japanese government moved closer on Wednesday to securing approval from local authorities to restart the first of 35 nuclear reactors shut for regular maintenance or kept idle since the March earthquake and tsunami. Japan’s trade and energy minister, undeterred by several dozen anti-nuclear protesters urging him to go home, tried to persuade local governments in the southern Saga prefecture that it was safe to restart nuclear reactors shut since a deadly natural disaster struck the country’s northeast on March 11.

September 9, 2010

Japan
The DPJ’s Leadership Contest

No two candidates could present such a different image for the identity of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ). The citizen activist-turned-bureaucratic reformer-turned-party president has been cha…

The DPJ’s Leadership Contest