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Kesavan discusses 2013 Japanese imperial visit to India

In 2013, Japanese Emperor Akihito made a historic visit to India. Former Public Policy Scholar K.V. Kesavan writes for the Observer Research Foundation discussing the visit and the relationship between the two countries.
Water Storage Tank. A team of IAEA experts check out water storage tanks TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on 27 Nov 2103. Greg Webb/IAEA

Japan’s Nuclear Nightmare: Third Anniversary of the Fukushima Disaster

Three years ago, an earthquake unleashed a powerful tsunami that slammed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing a meltdown of three of the plants six nuclear reactors. On the eve of the anniversary of the disaster, we spoke with Japan’s Vice Minister for the Environment, Hideki Makihara.

U.S.-China Relations: Asian Perspectives

Few would question the assertion that the U.S.-China relationship is the predominant factor in Asian power interactions. All Asian capitals keep a very close eye on bilateral dealings between these two giants, in particular to see how they will affect their own relations with them.

Statement on North Korean Missile Launch

North Korean missile launch raises more questions than answers about the secretive nation – and what we don’t know. Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway analyzes...

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