Japan

By the Numbers: June 14, 2012

$3.1 billion: The initial public offering of Malaysian palm oil giant Felda Global Ventures Holdings, which is the world’s second-biggest listing this year after Facebook. 87%: The percentage of Australians that indicated support for the US-Australia alliance in this year’s…

Friday Five

Four important news developments in Asia from this week and one key event to keep an eye out for next week. 1. Philippine President Benigno Aquino paid a visit to the United States and had his first meeting with President…

Japan’s Unclear Nuclear Future

By Tim Johnson In their piece, Choosing Fukushima’s Legacy, in the March 8 Wall Street Journal, CSIS’s Michael Green and Mike Wallace argue that the “consequences of not restarting Japan’s nuclear power program…are dire.”  Prior to March 2011, Japan –…

Reluctant Realists

By Malcolm Cook and Andrew Shearer Ideological supporters of Julia Gillard, Barack Obama and the Democratic Party of Japan must be ruing what has happened to their supposedly progressive leaders. Supporters of John Howard, George W. Bush and Junichiro Koizumi…