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“Multilayered Security Cooperation Through the New Type of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance” (Aug 06, 2018)

AKIMOTO Chiaki, Director of The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Japan

“Japanese “Armitage-Nye Report” Launched” (August 2, 2017)

Tanaka Akihiko, President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

“Japan and the European migrant crisis: Not “someone else’s problem” (September 11, 2017)

Watanabe Hirotaka, Director, Institute for International Relations, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

“An Inside View from the Advisory Council on Easing the Burden of the Official Duties and Public Activities of His Majesty the Emperor ― Looking back at seven months that decided the Emperor’s future” (May 21, 2018)

Mikuriya Takashi, Deputy Chair of the Advisory Council on Easing the Burden of the Official Duties and Public Activities of His Majesty the Emperor, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo

In Memory of Former Prime Minister Nakasone Yasuhiro: My Sworn Friend for More than Sixty Years, a Selfless and Studious Person NEW

Endless affection and respect Mr. Nakasone Yasuhiro (1918–2019) has passed away. I had known him for more than sixty years, and on the day of his demise, I said that his death brought as much shock as when my parents died. I have endless affection and respect for him. Mr. Nakasone was eager to learn and always had policy in mind. Unlike many other politicians, he thought about the policies first, before factional affairs and management. He thought intensely about how to hone and realize these policies. He also listened to what other people said and did not cling to fixed ideas, while strongly believing in his own philosophy. Otherwise, he could not have accomplished so much as a politician. When he was young, he was a fairly right-leaning politician but he transformed. He said of himself, “I am for modified capitalism.” From afar, ... [Read more]