Hisanori Hirata
The Complete JSW Tohoku Research Trip Report

The Complete JSW Tohoku Research Trip Report

On July 1st-4th, JSW writers visited Miyagi Prefecture to conduct a tour of the areas affected by the tsunami. This post brings together the research trip posts, and adds some final features to the appendices.

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Waseda Prof.: Take the military out of the equation

Waseda Prof.: Take the military out of the equation

On Saturday, May 7th, Asahi Shimbun published the views of three experts on the SDF’s role in providing assistance and relief to Tohoku (p. 13). The opinions did not make it onto Asahi‘s website, so it is up to JSW to step in with a rough translation. Here is the third pundit’s view: Towards a...

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Pundit: GSDF needs more people for future disaster relief

Pundit: GSDF needs more people for future disaster relief

On Saturday, May 7th, Asahi Shimbun published the views of three experts on the SDF’s role in providing assistance and relief to Tohoku (p. 13). The opinions did not make it onto Asahi‘s website, so it is up to JSW to step in with a rough translation. Here is the first pundit’s view: Clear need...

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Guest Post: WikiLeaks’ Debut in Japan

Guest Post: WikiLeaks’ Debut in Japan

Guest post by Hisanori Hirata, an editor at a major Japanese weekly magazine and student of strategic studies.

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Guest Post: "Broken Taboo?"

Guest Post: “Broken Taboo?”

[This guest post was submitted by Hisanori Hirata - an editor and security specialist.] From February 15th to 17th, Sankei Shimbun, one of Japanese five national newspapers, ran a sensational serialization entitled “The Age of Nuclear Domino.” The front page on 15th displayed the results of a survey on Japan’s security issues. It summarized in...

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