Essays

“Internationalization” of National Universities in Japan: Critical Reflections

“Internationalization” of National Universities in Japan: Critical Reflections With increased global student mobility alongside recent initiatives taken by the Japanese government, there has been an upswing in the number of international students studying in Japan. “Internationalization” in this fast-changing world is seen as a way to ‘gain brain’ and meet the challenges that Japanese will…

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Law, Conflict and Airspace: Understanding Air Defense Identification Zones

Law, Conflict and Airspace:Understanding Air Defense Identification Zones On November 23, 2013, a relatively obscure and benign security practice, which traces its origins to the early years of the Cold War, 1 made global headlines with China’s declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea. 2 China’s imposition of reporting obligations on…

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Reconsidering Land Reform and Agricultural Policy in Japan

Reconsidering Land Reform and Agricultural Policy in Japan This essay seeks to add land relations with a particular emphasis on the consequences of Japan’s post-1945 land reform program to the more recent discussion on ‘human security’ (or non-traditional security concerns) in East Asia. There are four reasons for developing this perspective, two of general importance…

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