Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Jin Xide Went to Imprison

       In February 2009, well-known scholar Jin Xide, the former head of the Institute of Japanese Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) specializing in Japan, was arrested in China for taking bribes of money, sex, and disclosing secrets to South Korea (Korean Time 20 February 2009). On 24 February 2011, 57-year-old Jin was sentenced about 14 years in prison for leaking North Korean classified information, such as Kim Jong-il’s health problems and information relating to Sino-North Korean relations, to the South Korean intelligence body (Sankei Shimbun 24 February 2011). Eventually, the health of Kim Jon-il was made public.
       Jin was born in Yanji City of the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Region, Jilin Province. He finished his master degree (specializing Japanese Philosophy and History) at Yanbian University in 1985. In July 1986, he got a chance to conduct research in the Department of Political Science at Connecticut State University as a visiting scholar. In 1989, Jin studied at the University of Tokyo and received his doctorate degree in March 1994. At the same year, he started working at the CASS and worked his way up from a research director to deputy director of the institute (Ming Pao 19 February 2009). 

 Source: Hiroshima City University HP (http://www.hiroshima-cu.ac.jp/modules/peace_e/content0134.html) (access date: 23 May 2011)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

President Obama's Middle East Speech

Clinton Speaking Ahead of President Obama Speech (1/3) in the Middle East in 2011
  Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKvYuPKPrGs (access date: 20 May 2011)

The Entire Middle East Speech by Obama
 
 Source: Santa Barbara Arts TV, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G7R-cly05w 
(access date: 20 May 2011)


Thursday, May 12, 2011

New Phenomenon in Japan–III

According to the Japanese media, the mouthpiece newspaper of Japanese Communist Party (JCP) (HP http://www.jcp.or.jp/english/), Shimbun Akahata [Daily Red Flag], increased its net printing to 12,000 copies in February (Sankei Shimbun 8 March 2011). This indicates that Japanese voters have begun to leave both the DPJ (Democratic Party of Japan) and LDP (Liberal Democratic Party), leaning towards the JCP.  In the 1970s, the JCP’s newspaper had 3.5 million copies, the heyday of the Communist movement. However, the mouthpiece of the JCP has increasingly become popular among the Japanese youth in the 21st century (see New Phenomenon in Japan-I and II).


Source: Shimbun Akahata Logo (homepage)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Video: Obama Announces Osama Bin Laden Is Dead!

Barack Obama's Announcement


Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UvYzAT02mI (access date: 2 May 2011)

 Osama Bin Laden's Couriers


Source: Reuters New  (published in Guardian News), http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2011/may/04/osama-bin-laden-compound?CMP=twt_gu#/?picture=374256180&index=7 (access date: 6 May 2011)