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Yuriko Koike

Japan's former defence minister

Yuriko Koike, Japan’s former defence minister and national security adviser, was Chairwoman of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party’s General Council and now is a member of the National Diet.

Yuriko Koike
2 Nov 2015

Never too late

Japan was a late-joiner to the TPP negotiations, a trying experience that now is likely to be the foundation stone of the "Asian Century".

2 Nov 2015
27 Sep 2015

Will the Asian century meet an early end?

The British Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm once called the epoch stretching from the French Revolution of 1789...

27 Sep 2015 1
Will the Asian century meet an early end?
12 Aug 2015

True remorse?

A Japanese leader again searches for another way to apologise for World War II, and after 70 years wonders how long before neighbours accept it.

12 Aug 2015 1