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Japan, Australia to promote regional trade deals

Japan Today – 16 July 2021 In the recent third Japan-Australia Ministerial Economic Dialogue, both Tokyo and Canberra agreed the importance of both the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in economic recovery after Covid-19 restrictions and agreed on a commitment to promoting the two regional trade deals. Read the full article here.

Putin says Russia ready to continue peace treaty talks with Japan

Nikkei Asia – 5 June 2021 Russian President Vladimir Putin recently said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum that “Both Russia and Japan share a strategic interest in concluding a peace treaty” and that both countries are “ready to continue negotiations”. This comes during a continued dispute over the sovereignty of a group of…

International schools in Asia that are inspiring tomorrow’s changemakers

Study International – 22 April 2021 There is an increasing demand for international schools across the world due to expatriate families seeking the best and most diverse education for their children. This article on Study International presents three international schools in Asia that are setting their students up for success through multinational environments, versatile curriculums…

Will Japan and South Korea Relations Move Forward After Rare G7 Face-to-Face Meeting?

Duncan Bartlett, Japan Forward – 7 May 2021 “The joyless faces and grim accounts of the meeting are not very encouraging. Fortunately, there was one important common ground: North Korea”. In this article on Japan Forward, Duncan Bartlett analyses the subdued discussion between Japan and South Korea’s foreign ministers on the sidelines of the recent…

Mr. Suga’s VIP Treatment at the White House Provokes China’s Fury

Duncan Bartlett, Japan Forward – 19 April 2021 In this article on Japan Forward, Duncan Bartlett analyses Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s recent meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden at The White House. Joint support for Taiwan, the climate crisis and North Korea were among the topics for discussion. Read the full article here.

The Domestic Politics of Suga’s China Stance

Duncan Bartlett, The Diplomat – 19 April 2021 In this article on The Diplomat, Duncan Bartlett analyses the meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and U.S. President Joe Biden on 17 April, specifically why domestic politics influenced Suga’s softer language on China discussions. Read the full article here.

Quade Cooper’s out-of-the-box solution for bringing Super Rugby to Japan

Justin Chadwick, Rugby Pass – 8 April 2021 In this article in Rugby Pass, the Wallabies player Quade Cooper is calling for Super Rugby to be introduced to Japan. Cooper states that the strength of Japanese rugby means the country should be hosting Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby teams, rather than the other way…