Australia's Asian Century -- a North American Perspective
While Julia Gillard's Asian Century White Paper received a mixed reception in Australia, it was greeted with admiration in North America.
Australia in the Asian Century
Every decade or so, an Australian Prime Minister rediscovers the importance of Asia to Australia. In launching a White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, Julia Gillard has joined that tradition
Asian Century workshop at Wollongong University
The University of Wollongong is holding a workshop on "Development Issues in the Asian Century" on 6-7 November 2013. Registration details are in the Reference section below.
Asia-Pacific comes to Canada
We currently live in a 3-speed world. And the fast speed part, the Asia-Pacific, is coming to Vancouver this week for the PECC annual meeting.
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Asia in 2014
In the year 2014, too many Asian countries will experience regional tensions, domestic political frictions and relative economic weakness.
America and China: Asia's great powers
With President Obama's recent "pivot" towards the Asia-Pacific, the US has returned to a more familiar military posture -- that of facing off against another superpower, in this case China.
Alliance of Civilizations' Asian Initiative
The UN Alliance of Civilizations, an initiative launched to address mutual distrust between the Islamic world and the West, is elaborating an impressive new program in Asia.
Alberta's pivot to Asia
Changing dynamics in the US, Alberta's main market, are foisting the landlocked Candian province into the Asian Century.
No vision for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
There is still no vision yet in sight for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games argues Sven Saaler from Tokyo's Sophia University.
Despite some undeniable challenges, US and Japanese relations are actually quite strong, argues Australia's Bree Wellington, who recently studied at Tokyo's Sophia University.
Japan's and Myanmar's strategic partnership
Emanuele Schibotto writes of the impressive strategic partnership unfolding between Japan and Myanmar.
Japan -- Australia's best friend!
"As far as I'm concerned, Japan is Australia's best friend in Asia and we want to keep it a very strong friendship," Australia's Tony Abbott told Japan's Shinzo Abe.
Italy and Japan -- opposites attract!
Italy and Japan could (and should) learn a lot from each other, argues Santo Tripodi, an "Italo-Australian" student at Tokyo's Sophia University.
Conflict in the East and South China Seas
This article, I originally wrote some time ago, is worth a read in light the Chinese/Japanese conflicts in the East China Sea
Comparing Australia and Japan
On her first visit to Japan, to study at Tokyo's Sophia University, Australia's Bree Wellington has shared with us her comparison of Australian and Japanese ideology, politics and economics.
Clinton to China, "STOP IT"
"China and Japan are sliding towards war", wrote the Economist magazine on 19 January.
Challenges in Asia and the World: Democracy, Nationalism and Secularism
We are honored that Ambassador Kazuo Kodama, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN, has shared with us his recent speech to the Japan America Society of Southern California.
Singapore wants US to stay in Asia
In a fascinating interview, Singapore Prime Minister LEE Hsien Loong said "We think that it is good that the US presence remains in the region, including the security presence".
Jim Rogers on Asia, Singapore and life
"Jim Rogers makes my head hurt", said Nobel Prize winning economist, Paul Krugman. Mine too. But his heretical thoughts in "Street Smarts" make for great reading.
African growth with Asian characteristics
African governments are now turning instead to Asia as a partner in development, writes Amit Jain.
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