Ella Kelleher is a current senior at Loyola Marymount University, where she majors in English and specializes in multi-ethnic literature. During her college experience, she studied abroad in Japan and contributed to the exchanging of cultures. She has also volunteered at the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in Los Angeles, where…Full Article JAPAN: HISTORICAL PERCEPTION OF CHINA AND THE WAR
NICOLE ALAVERDIAN WRITES – The G20 Summit, held June 28th and 29th in Osaka, garnered the attention of the international community as top government officials from each member country came together to talk about pressing global issues. Some topics on the agenda: the trade war debacle and climate change. Japan,…Full Article TOKYO: ARE YOU LEADING US, OR FOOLING US? ‘CLIMATE APARTHEID’ ASSERTS UN
DYLAN RAMOS WRITES — Despite Typhoon Lan hitting parts of the country, Japanese voters took to the polls October 22, largely in support of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party, which has governed Japan for the past 58 years.= Abe officially secured his third term as Prime Minister November…Full Article JAPAN: WINNING THIRD TERM, ABE SEEKS CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
TOM PLATE WRITES (THIS COLUMN IS REPRINTED COURTESY OF THE SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST) — .As Hongkongers can certainly testify, political parades in the public square or citizen protests occupying a thoroughfare can hide as much as they reveal. Last week, Beijing put together for all the world to see…Full Article LOS ANGELES: IS STRONG MAN RULE IN CHINA NECESSARILY BAD FOR THE WEST?
LEXIE TUCKER WRITES – Big occasions call for speeches that will be remembered for decades. Unfortunately, for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered one that disappointed many. Both China and South Korea wait anxiously every time the Prime Minister is…Full Article JAPAN, CHINA, and SOUTH KOREA: When Sorry Isn’t Good Enough