Month: March 2007

  • Shibuya Dog Gone, on His Way to China's Boilers?

    Forgive me for making politics out of the theft of an adored landmark from a place I happen not to adore so much: Shibuya’s Hachiko, the namesake statue of the Tokyo intersection immortalized for a generation of film buffs in Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation.” But this is too much. The other night, some hoodlums…

  • links for 2007-03-31

    Green GDP Mired In Red Tape -Source (Q&A) :: China Digital Times (CDT) 中国数字时代 U.S. may impose sanctions on China – Yahoo! News The government could impose penalty tariffs on Chinese paper imports on a preliminary basis subject to a final determination by Commerce later this year.

  • links for 2007-03-30

    Foreign Policy: Seven Questions: Japan’s Sex Slaves Problem FP asked Gerald Curtis, a top expert on Japanese politics, why Japan has so much trouble moving beyond its past.

  • A Passing Passage: When the U.S. was a model for China

    I’m reading Margaret MacMillan’s Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World these days. Here’s a paragraph to consider from page 97. In the early days of the republic, many Chinese looked to the United States as a model—of government, but also of a society. President Woodrow Wilson’s promises of a new world order…

  • links for 2007-03-27

    Yasukuni Shrine and the legitimacy of the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal (Video) » Japan Probe In this video recently posted by YouTube user oniazuma, a Japanese TV program takes a look at the Yasukuni Shrine and Class A war criminals: