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Following the Great East Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster of 11 March 2011, in 2012 the Japanese government began constructing a series of 440 seawalls along the north-eastern coast of Honshu. Cumulatively measuring 394.2 km (Table 1), they

It could be called a gulag mentality, though it finds form in different ways.  In the defunct Soviet Union, it was definitive of life: millions incarcerated, garrisons of forced labour, instruments of the proletarian paradise fouled.  Gulag literature suggested another

Australian society relishes secrecy and surveillance.  Forget the laid-back, relaxed demeanour that remains the great fiction of a confected identity; like all such creations, the trace should not be mistaken as the tendency.  The political culture of Australia remains shaped

Let’s assume that the Australian Medical Board and AHPRA are acting in good faith with their public consultation process on the future of complementary medicine, found here. Unfortunately, even in such a best-case-scenario, the process seems to stem from

Corporate Gangster in Australia: Adani Mining Giant’s Pursuit of Scientists By , July 19, 2019
This Roadside Mechanic from Rajasthan Has Rescued over 1,180 Injured Wild Animals! By , July 01, 2019
India’s Looming Agricultural Crisis: A Unique Chance to Change the System? By , July 01, 2019
The British Empire Created the Reserve Bank of India, as a “Sheathed Weapon,” Used to Fleece Indian Wealth By , June 29, 2019
In Indonesian Borneo: Humiliate Native People, Then Loot Their Land By , June 29, 2019
The Fragility of Democracy: Hong Kong, China and the Extradition Bill By , June 18, 2019
People’s Tribunal on War Crimes by South Korean Troops During the Vietnam War By , June 17, 2019
Australia, Matters of Water: Dubious Approvals and the Adani Carmichael Mine By , June 17, 2019
Encouraging Illegal Planting of Bt Brinjal in India: Political Posturing, Displaying Contempt for the Wider Public Interest By , June 14, 2019
The Development of India’s “Space Force”. Geopolitical and Strategic Implications By , June 14, 2019
US-India Strategic Partnership: Pompeo Hinted at a Big “Surprise”. Contain both Russia and China By , June 14, 2019
Prime Minister Modi’s Indian Ocean Island Trip Is Integral to His Second Term in Office By , June 08, 2019
Japan’s F-35 Acquisition and the Arms Race in the Western Pacific: Strategic Game Changer or Epic Boondoggle? By , June 06, 2019
Hundreds Died ‘as a Result of the Indonesian Elections’ By , June 06, 2019
Australia’s Voters Betray Themselves, Their Homeland and Mother Earth By , May 31, 2019
Australia’s Bob Hawke: Misunderstood in Memoriam By , May 30, 2019
The Victory of Small Visions in Australia: Scott Morrison Retains Government By , May 30, 2019
A Compulsive Matter: Mandatory Voting in Australia and Its Discontents By , May 30, 2019
Illegal Bt Brinjal Growing in India: A Call to Initiate Criminal Proceedings against Regulators and Corporations By , May 15, 2019
A Matter of Independence: Equinor and Drilling the Great Australian Bight By , May 08, 2019
Globalizing China: Confucius Institutes and the Paradoxes of Authenticity and Modernity By , May 03, 2019
Abdication, Succession and Japan’s Imperial Future: An Emperor’s Dilemma By , May 03, 2019
An Open Letter to Emperor Akihito:
 For Establishing a Genuine Democracy in Japan By , May 03, 2019
Indonesian Elections: Two Right-Wing Candidates Claiming Victory By , May 03, 2019
The BJP Proudly Compared India’s “Anti-Terror” Strikes to “Israel’s” and the US’ By , April 29, 2019
Foreign Intrusion? Sri Lanka Easter Sunday Attack by ISIS and Who Else? By , April 29, 2019
Genetically Modified Bt Brinjal Aubergine Illegally Growing in India: Who Is Really Pulling the Strings? By , April 28, 2019
10 Questions on Sri Lanka Easter Day Bombings? By , April 27, 2019
Right on Cue: Indian Media Blames Pakistan for the Sri Lankan Terrorist Attacks By , April 25, 2019
As the 2019 Indian General Election Takes Place, Are the Nation’s Farmers Being Dealt a Knock-Out Blow? By , April 24, 2019
Bloody Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka By , April 24, 2019
Emperor Akhito’s Abdication: A New Era for Japan’s Military? By , April 24, 2019
Lethal Bungling: Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings By , April 23, 2019
Lethal Fluctuations: The Death Penalty in Asia By , April 09, 2019
Japan, A “Necessary Evil”? Keeping Women Out of Medical Schools Won’t Fix What Ails the Japanese Medical Profession By , April 02, 2019
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Global Value Chains Need to be Built By , March 25, 2019
Bridge Between Developed, Developing Worlds. China’s Status in the Global Economy By , March 25, 2019
China-Africa Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Africa Sees the Way Forward By , March 25, 2019
China: From Population Dividend to Reform Dividend By , March 25, 2019
Publicised Cruelty: Scott Morrison Visits Christmas Island By , March 12, 2019
India Cuts Monsanto Seed Royalties for 3rd Time By , March 12, 2019
Labor in the Age of Duterte: The Pacific Plaza Strike By and , March 12, 2019
North Korea as a Small Great Power By and , March 02, 2019
Sickness and Paranoia: The Morrison Government’s Refugee Problem By , March 02, 2019
After Withdrawal from the IWC: The Future of Japanese Whaling By , March 02, 2019
Death by Video: Morrison Combats Refugees by Film By , March 02, 2019
Remembering the Grandmothers: The International Movement to Commemorate the Survivors of Militarized Sexual Abuse in the Asia-Pacific War By and , March 02, 2019
GI, Veteran, and POW Voices of Conscience: Recovering the Voices of GI Resistance to the War in Vietnam By , March 02, 2019
Demise of Sri Lanka’s Independence. Deepening of Foreign Control: China, US, India, Japan By , February 11, 2019
China Creates, Macau Burns and Robs By , February 04, 2019
The Criminalization of Filipino Children By , January 25, 2019
Mounting Social Anger Seen in Two-day Strike Against Indian Government By , January 10, 2019
Philippines’ Duterte Administration and His “Anti-drugs War”. Towards a Police State By , December 28, 2018
As U.S. Airbase Construction Starts in Okinawa, Legal Action Aims to Save Endangered Dugongs By , December 17, 2018
BJP Loses the Semi Final By , December 16, 2018
Stand with Okinawa By , December 13, 2018
India’s Agricultural Crisis: The Kisan Mukti March by Impoverished Farmers Embodies the Concept of “Revolutionary Suicide” By , December 08, 2018
Grappling with Clientelism: The Japanese State and Okinawa Under Abe Shinzo By , December 05, 2018
South Korea’s Candlelight Revolution and the Future of the Korean Peninsula By , December 05, 2018
India’s Agrarian Crisis: Father of Green Revolution Rejects GM Crops By , December 02, 2018
Concepts of Nonsense: Australian Soft Power By , November 30, 2018
Australia: The Disgruntled Former Prime Minister Turnball By , November 30, 2018
Big Mouthed Blue-Eyes: Frank Sinatra in Australia By , November 30, 2018
Shark Attack in Queensland: Fearing Monsters in the Whitsundays By , November 07, 2018
Ghosts of Hiroshima By , November 05, 2018
Australian Politics: Wentworth Blues, Another Nail in the Scomo Coffin By , November 03, 2018
India’s Farmers Plan Mass March to the Nation’s Parliament as Agrarian Crisis Reaches “Civilization Proportions” By , October 29, 2018
“Sold for 40 Yen”: Nishioka Tsutomu Admits Fabricating Evidence on the “Comfort Women” By , October 19, 2018
What Killed Thousands of Indonesians — The Quake or the Misery? By , October 16, 2018
The Russia -US -India Geopolitical Triangle: Will India’s “Balancing Act” Between Russia and the US Break Down Over Iran? By , October 11, 2018
Agent Orange and the Legacy of the Vietnam War: Living Disabled By , October 11, 2018
Australian Complicity: Nauru and Silencing Journalism By , October 11, 2018
The Oral History of a Japanese Soldier in Manchuria By , October 11, 2018
Japan’s Integrated Approach to Human Security By , October 11, 2018
China’s Belt and Road as a Conduit for Clean Power Projects Around the World By and , September 21, 2018
Australia’s Naval Base in Papua New Guinea: Power Play in the South Pacific against China By , September 20, 2018
Asia’s Troubled Waters: The South China Sea Dispute By , September 20, 2018
Senator Fraser Anning and the Smugness of Australian “Values” By , September 04, 2018
Lifting the Darkness: American and Vietnamese War Poets By , September 04, 2018
India’s Arrest of Leftist Activists. Fear of Social Revolution By , September 02, 2018