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State Funeral ceremony of the former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

The assassinations of Shinzo Abe and Rajiv Gandhi

The lone gunman theory that is being bandied about in the assassination of Shinzo Abe, appears unconvincing. Reports are emanating...

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Indian involvement in Sakhalin 1 provides an implicit guarantee to Japan

As Exxon readies to exit Sakhalin 1, the Russians are not making any threatening noises on Sakhalin 1, unlike in...

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Shinzo Abe, a true friend of India

This assassination of Shinzo Abe, no matter who the conspirators are behind the lone gunman, might just have tipped the...

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Quad cannot ignore fallout of Russia-Ukraine conflict

It is only India’s foreign policy establishment that is so convinced that it has the absolute brilliance to make the...

Indian Navy and Japan Navy conducted the 5th edition of bilateral maritime exercise JIMEX

Tensions in Indo-Pacific: For peace, enunciate clearly

Decades of ambiguity did not eliminate risk of catastrophic kinetic action in the Indo-Pacific. Deterrence in a commitment to repulse...

Japan is trying to be carbon-neutral by 2050

Japan’s elderly care economy presents opportunity for India

Graduates of nursing and paramedical programs have much opportunity, provided they have sufficient Japanese language skills. Tokyo: Japan’s elderly care...

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Spirited campaign underway for Japan’s PM position

Sanae Takaichi has the allure of potentially becoming the first woman Prime Minister of Japan.   Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide...

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India-Japan cooperation needed for free and open Indo-Pacific

India’s refusal to accept post-War reparations from Japan is regarded, even today, as a gesture of high magnanimity. Therefore, Japan...

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Shyamala Gopalan’s Berkeley days, cold wars, and the diaspora

Shyamala Gopalan’s time at Berkeley, especially the heady 1958-60 period coincided with my late father’s time in Berkeley, and would...

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

CPEC is a de facto security alliance

CPEC is a de facto security alliance between China and Pakistan with Russia today an overt ally of China’s that...

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Japan’s New Prime Minister Suga signals continuity

The formalisation of the Quad and Quad Plus will likely gain momentum amidst rising tensions in the Indo-Pacific.   Japan’s...

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Shinzo Abe ‘retires’ again, perhaps just for now

The failure so far to change Article 9 in the Japanese Constitution that was imposed by the US occupation forces...

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Time for Nambi Narayanan Scientists’ Protection Act

This is needed to prevent what happened to Nambi and so many others, who suffered professional deaths, actual deaths, or...

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Vested interests crippling India’s medical devices R&D, impacting FDI

Despite the efforts of PM Modi, top-ranking government officials in major economies and company executives are still feeling that ‘India...

A floating dock of the Indian navy is pictured at the naval base at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Quad’s operations HQ should be Andaman

Located roughly at the fulcrum of the Indo-Pacific, close to Myanmar, Thailand and the Malacca Strait through which the bulk...

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PLA violated Geneva Conventions by using medieval torture clubs

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers and officers used medieval torture instruments—clubs with metal spikes, and heavy rods wrapped...

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Time for a 21st century Indo-Pacific Charter

Tokyo: The Indo-Pacific is fast becoming both the centre of world economic gravity as well as the locus of Great...

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India set to chair WHO’s Executive Board

India is set to be elected Chair of the World Health Organization’s decision-making Executive Board at its 73rd World Health...

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Japanese investment to India: Possibilities and constraints

Japan has thousands of mid-size companies with good technologies. Combining with Indian manufacturing, those technologies can contribute to the foundation...

Covid-19: Realistic strategy needed to combat emerging infections

It’s puzzling why medications already in the market are not being put through essentially accelerated phase IV clinical trials, especially...

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Ageing Japan can make use of India’s demographic dividend

Common heritage and shared struggle in history are a plus for India-Japan, however, Indians are slow in taking the massive...

The 7th edition of the Tokyo International Conference on African development opened in Yokohama on Wednesday.

Japan sees India as ally in its outreach to Africa

The scramble by major economies for influence in Africa is understandable.   TOKYO: Japan’s flagship Tokyo International Conference on African...

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Modi raises India’s profile at G20 meeting in Osaka

Osaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi played a key role in the G20 meeting of 19 leading economic nations and the European...

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As Modi returns, Abe tries to search for a lasting legacy

In 2018, Japan was one of world’s top purchasers of American defence equipment, and it has just announced its intent...