Jan 18, 2015

Reshaping India's diplomacy

by Brahma Chellaney

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shaken up the foreign policy establishment with his readiness to break with conventional methods and shibboleths, yet he appears to have no intent of encunciating a Modi doctrine in foreign policy.

Diplomat doing his part to sell Tokyo 2020

Dec 1, 2014

Diplomat doing his part to sell Tokyo 2020

by Kenta Koyanagi

Akio Miyajima, a career diplomat handpicked by Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe to head the capital’s foreign affairs activities in the run-up to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, aims to promote Tokyo as a resilient city. Masuzoe, who has been pushing active capital-to-capital diplomacy, ...

Most major firms expect to see economy grow by year-end

Aug 17, 2014

Most major firms expect to see economy grow by year-end

A domestic survey of 106 major companies has found that 100 expect the economy to expand toward year-end, and that 76 do not oppose the government’s plan to complete the doubling of the sales tax to 10 percent in 2015, a poll says. Although ...

| Aug 5, 2014

Abe's hollow Asia diplomacy

The Asia diplomacy — aka China-containment policy — of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is showing signs of falling apart amid irritation among Southeast Asian countries over the slow pace at which Abe's promises of assistance, equipment, and acceptance of foreign workers are being carried ...