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STRATFOR: Japan, the Persian Gulf and Energy [Extract]

STRATFOR: Japan, the Persian Gulf and Energy [Extract]

[This is an extract of a special report by STRATFOR, republished in part with their kind permission] Japan’s Nuclear Safety Net Japan is still struggling with the consequences of its economic meltdown in the early 1990s. Rapid growth with low rates of return on capital created a massive financial crisis. Rather than allow a recession...

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Recommended Read: Economic Crisis Shakes US Forces Overseas

Recommended Read: Economic Crisis Shakes US Forces Overseas

    I would like to recommend an interesting article written by Yonamine Michiyo over at Japan Focus. Originally appearing in the February addition of Sekai, it has been translated by Rumi Sakamoto and Matthew Allen (Rumi also lectures at the University of Auckland and I believe Matthew used to). Among other things it provides a thorough...

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* The Smolerian: BFF? * Brookings Institution, The Future of Trans-Pacific Airpower: Preparation for a Growing Anti-Acess/Aerial Denial Environment H/T: Sigma1, Automatic Ballpoint

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Worth Reading

* The Jamestown Foundation, “The Japanese Archipelago Through Chinese Eyes” * The National “Japan Wants to Be America’s Ally, Not Its Vassal” * Ban Ki-moon to D.M. Kitazawa: the U.N. expects more from Japan

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