Category: Thomas Berger

Abe’s Defense Spending Goals Hampered by Japan’s Debt

January 11th, 2013 in 2013, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Thomas Berger 0 comments

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Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to raise defense spending in response to China’s increasingly aggressive claims to disputed islands is running into budgetary restrictions…

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Why Japan Is Still Not Sorry Enough

December 11th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Thomas Berger, Time 0 comments

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Keen observers know that Japan’s ugly territorial disputes with its neighbors aren’t really about fishing grounds or oil and gas reserves or ancient historical claims…

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Japan and China hostages to public opinion over dispute

September 26th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Thomas Berger 0 comments

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Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences

Tokyo and Beijing are hostages to Chinese public opinion in a spat over disputed islands that shows no sign of ending, analysts say, warning the longer it goes on, the higher the chances of the situation escalating out of control…

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Japan’s Retailers Reopen China Stores as Demonstrations Ease

September 20th, 2012 in 2012, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Thomas Berger 0 comments

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Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences

Japanese retailers today reopened stores in China that were closed amid violent protests over a territorial dispute, as demonstrations eased and Moody’s Investors Service said the short-term fallout from the disruption would be minimal…

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Tokyo-Beijing Island Spat Puts Washington in Bind

September 18th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Thomas Berger, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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U.S. defense officials argue it is unlikely the American military will be dragged into a fight in the East China Sea between China and Japan, and the crisis will be resolved diplomatically…

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Japanese Group Heads to Disputed Islands After Chinese Arrested

August 16th, 2012 in 2012, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Thomas Berger 0 comments

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Japanese lawmakers are among a group of people who tomorrow will travel around islands also claimed by China, days after a group from Hong Kong was arrested for landing and planting a Chinese flag on one of them…

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China Calls on Japan to Release Arrested Island Activists

August 16th, 2012 in 2012, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Thomas Berger 0 comments

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China called on Japan to release Hong Kong activists who landed on an island claimed by both countries, amid reports they may be deported…

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The Politics of Historical Memory

June 11th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Thomas Berger 0 comments

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For decades now, political and economic conditions in East Asia have been at the forefront of discussions surrounding global policy and international relations…

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