While environment-related news from China usually focuses on the country’s polluted air and water, great strides are also being made in the use of renewable energy sources. Kunio Takami, who heads a Japanese nonprofit that has been involved in reforestation activities in China for over two decades, reports on the surprising advances being made to power China’s industry with wind and solar energy.
The Indo-Pacific Security Environment and Prospects for Japan-India-South Korea Trilateral Cooperation
Japan, India, and South Korea make natural dialogue partners, given the relative size of their economies, common values like democracy and a market economy, and the shared importance of the maritime domain, noted participants of a Tokyo Foundation Forum on “The Indo-Pacific Security Environment and Prospects for Japan-India-South Korea Trilateral Cooperation,” held on November 29.
Prickly relations between Tokyo and Beijing are nothing new, but the current squabble over the Senkaku Islands makes the previous two decades look like a honeymoon. Katsuyuki Yakushiji discusses the underlying structural changes that have turned the tiny Senkakus into a powder keg.
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