Japan


Is the Quad’s anti-China vision pushing ASEAN away?

In the past, the “Quad” of Australia, India, Japan and the United States has been unable to offer ASEAN anything concrete to back up its alleged aim of building a rules-based international order. As the forum rapidly becomes an anti-China block, it may push ASEAN further away.



Japan swaps babies for androids

Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailIt is 4 inches tall, speaks in a high pitch voice, and wobbles like a toddler. Toyota’s new interactive robot is designed to alleviate loneliness…


How long can Duterte turn his back on the US for?

Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailIs Duterte criticising and threatening the Philippine-US alliance in order to blackmail the US into giving the Philippines more assistance? Will Duterte’s forsaking of foreign…



Japan’s elderly die alone

Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailThe world’s fastest ageing population is racing against time to prepare for a difficult future. The implications of hyper-ageing are inevitable, and many elderly are already pressed to…


Why is Japan not having sex?

Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailIn a culture saturated with sexual content, the Japanese are increasingly choosing abstinence. Can the rapidly ageing society encourage millennials to start having sex again?…



Will Japan build an army?

Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailA build-up of operations by the Japanese self-defence force is raising worries that peaceful Japan may scale up its forces following increasing tensions in the…