East Asia

The United States’ “Pivot to Asia” was the Barack Obama administration’s military, economic and political strategy to deploy more than half the US Navy to the Pacific.
China will not let the Asia-Pacific region turn into a hotspot for geopolitical conflict, and will defend its own sovereignty and integrity, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson declared on Monday.

The following is a photographic essay that is based on articles published for South Korean news outlet MinPlus by two men conducting a roof-top sit-in protest against KIA Motors to bring attention to the condition of temporary employees and KIA’s 

Individual, National, General – Obscuring Poverty in Post-Pandemic Japan By , June 05, 2024
Taiwan Continues Toward US-Engineered “Ukraine-ization” By , May 29, 2024
War Games Risk Stirring Up Troubled Waters as Philippines − Emboldened by US − Squares Up to Beijing at Sea By , May 17, 2024
The Chinese “Hypothetical Enemy”: Japan Rehabilitates A Problematic Prewar Label By , May 08, 2024
South Korean Trade, Diplomacy Trending Away from China By and , March 28, 2024
North Korea’s Kim Says Will Wipe Out Enemies If They Use Force By , February 14, 2024
Following ICJ Ruling, Japan’s Itochu to Sever Ties with Israel’s Elbit By , February 06, 2024
Digest of Inter-Korean Tensions at the Turn of 2024 By , February 01, 2024
Korea’s Court Denies Japan’s State Immunity Again By , January 29, 2024
Japan Resumes Construction on New US Base in Okinawa Despite Local Opposition By , January 12, 2024
Taiwan’s Election on Saturday Will Decide War or No-war in China By , January 11, 2024
A Conversation with Claudia Junghyun Kim, Author of Base Towns: Local Contestation of the U.S. Military in Korea and Japan By and , December 12, 2023
To Bury or Not to Bury: Muslim Migrants and the Politics of Funerary Rights in Contemporary Japan By , November 29, 2023
Sexual Violence and Gender Inequality in Japan By , November 15, 2023
Japan-Philippines Moving Toward US-led Trilateral Alliance By , November 09, 2023
Fukushima Up Close, 13 Years Later By , October 17, 2023
Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant’s Radioactive Wastewater. ‘Japan is sending its radioactive waste on a trip around the world’ By , September 22, 2023
Japanese Communists Reject Growing Militarism, Propose Framework for Peace in East Asia By and , September 08, 2023
Lessons from Japan’s 1923 Great Kantō Earthquake: Spread of Misinformation Would Lead to Violence and Unrest By , September 06, 2023
South Korean Activists Protest Against Radioactive Fukushima Water Discharge By , August 16, 2023
Mongolia-SpaceX Deal Provokes a Security Stir in China By , July 26, 2023
Arming Taiwan Is an Insane Provocation By , July 21, 2023
Dumping Doubts: Releasing Fukushima’s Waste Water By , July 13, 2023
Despite Warnings, IAEA Approves Japan Release Plan for Contaminated Fukushima Water By , July 06, 2023
Japan’s Drive for Military Greatness in the Lengthening Shadow of US-China Confrontation By , June 14, 2023
NATO Is Creeping Into Asia, Warns North Korea By , May 18, 2023
Japan Signals an Attitude Shift to the Growing Power of the Global South By , April 19, 2023
Taiwan Leader Set to Meet US House Speaker Despite China Warning By , April 06, 2023
Video: Strength of New Multipolar World Alliances. Future of Taiwan & NATO Mission in Asia By and , March 29, 2023
Japan Plans $75B Investment Across Indo-Pacific to Counter China By and , March 21, 2023
What’s on the Table for the Kishida-Yoon Summit? By , March 15, 2023
Everything Japan Vowed to Give Marcos Jr. By , February 16, 2023
Taiwan Defense Ministry Reveals Rare Cooperation with NATO By , January 13, 2023
Arms Tests vs War Drills Ad Infinitum in Korea By , December 23, 2022
Blinken: China Wants to Seize Taiwan on a “Much Faster Timeline” Than Previously Thought By , October 20, 2022
Roadblocks in the Inter-Korean Railway Projects: The Armistice and the UN Command between Two Koreas By , October 10, 2022
Whitewashing at Shinzo Abe’s State Funeral By , September 27, 2022
China Ready to Make Efforts for ‘Peaceful Reunification’ with Taiwan By , September 21, 2022
Japan’s Nuclear Revival in a Race Against Time By , August 31, 2022
Early Meiji Japan and Public History: Ports, Public Memory, Gateways to Understanding through Photography By and , July 22, 2022
Fukushima’s Dueling Museums By , June 28, 2022
Washington’s Shifting Taiwan Policy Aims for an Asian “Ukraine” By , June 08, 2022
The Legacy of the Second Sino-Japanese War in the People’s Republic of China: Mapping the Official Discourses of Memory By , June 03, 2022
Introduction: Re-examining Asia-Pacific War Memories: Grief, Narratives, and Memorials By , , and , May 26, 2022
Taiwan Gives Citizens Survival Handbook in Case of Chinese Invasion By , April 15, 2022
US Approves $95 Million Patriot Missile Systems Boost for Taiwan By , April 08, 2022
Japan’s Concern for Ukraine: Crocodile Tears? By , March 21, 2022
The Sado Gold Mine and Japan’s ‘History War’ Versus the Memory of Korean Forced Laborers By , March 11, 2022
Former Top US Defense Officials Arrive in Taiwan Amid Russia-Ukraine War By and , March 03, 2022
Japan: Pressure from Populist Right to Scrap ‘Peace Constitution’ after 75 Years By , January 27, 2022
Japan, Korea, and Northeast Asia – The Abe Shinzo Legacy By and , January 25, 2022
South Korea Fires Up Its ‘Artificial Sun’ By , January 13, 2022
Okinawan Coral Politics, Henoko Base Construction and a Japanese Political Strategy of Ignorance By , January 07, 2022
Japan’s New Right Flexes, Snubs US, at Yasukuni Shrine By and , December 15, 2021
The Taiwan Foreign Policy Fetish By , November 25, 2021
Korea, A Unique Colony: Last to be Colonized and First to Revolt By , November 22, 2021
South Korean Seongnamgate: Will There be a Sequel? By , November 19, 2021
The Economic Dimension of China-North Korea Relations By , November 17, 2021
The Forgotten US Forever War in Korea By , November 17, 2021
Japan’s Energy Policy and Its Significance for Russia By , November 10, 2021
The Prospect of Political Change in Japan – Elections 2021 By , October 25, 2021
US Marines on Taiwan: Major Provocation, but Not News By , October 21, 2021
South Korea Launches First Domestically Made Space Rocket By , October 21, 2021
Tony Abbott Goes to Taiwan By , October 19, 2021
Moon Jae-in Suggests Ending the Korean War; Pyongyang Agrees, but Says It’s an Unfavourable Time By , October 07, 2021
US Stealth Jets Become First Fighters to Fly from Japanese Ship Since WWII By , October 07, 2021
Taiwan: Tensions with China Worst in Four Decades By , October 06, 2021
The Impact of Urban Evacuation in Japan During World War II By , October 04, 2021
Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place: U.S. Marines in Okinawa Discharge PFAS into the Sewers By , September 29, 2021
North Korea’s New Cruise Missile: Built to Threaten or Because of Threats? By , September 15, 2021
Media Coverage of Fukushima, Ten Years Later By , September 02, 2021
US-Taiwan Arms Deal Undermines Not Upholds the Island’s Security By , August 18, 2021
Olympics: Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga Running Out of Time to Shine By , August 11, 2021
The US-Japanese Alliance Against China Risks World War By , August 05, 2021
Yi Hak-nae and the Burma–Thailand Railway By , August 03, 2021
China, Japan, Mongolia: Ongoing Cooperation and Russia’s Stabilizing Role By , July 30, 2021
How Far Would Japan Really Go to Defend Taiwan? By , July 29, 2021
Six Decades of US-Japanese Government Collusion in Bringing Nuclear Weapons to Japan By and , July 20, 2021
How “Eternal” Is the Sino-DPRK Alliance? By , July 14, 2021
Japan’s World Heritage Miike Coal Mine – Where Prisoners-of-war Worked “Like Slaves” By , July 08, 2021