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)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Zero Nuclear Plant in Japan for 42 Years-II

The Demo in Tokyo 
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p7fjenlZeI (access date: 8 May 2012).

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Zero Nuclear Plant in Japan for 42 Years-I

Japan's last operating reactor of the nuclear power plant was taken offline on 5 May 2012.
Japan without atomic power for the first time in 42 years.  Let's count how many days we can survive in Japan without these power plants.

The demo in Tokyo Tower

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATWPfeiW8nI (access date: 8 May 2012)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Wukan Election

On February 10, 2012, Wukan of Guangdoing Province, had a secret ballot election to choose the chief in the village. Since last December, Wukan has attracted global attention due to the corruption relating to the sale of land. By April 2012, the Chinese government has arrested the former village chief and his associates, according to the CCTV news. The village chief had ruled the village over 40 years; finally he was kicked out from the position in 2012. Among 6,500 people in the village chose their own representatives among 150 candidates. The Wukan election might become the fundamental base of the Chinese political reform in the future. Deng Xiaoping set up three small Special Economic Zone (SEZ) about 30 years ago, China today achieved the second economic power in the world. The Wukan election could be the Chinese political “SEZ” in the future.

Source: NHK News (access date: 23 March 2012) 

Source: democracyandsociety.com (access date: 1 May 2012)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The 10-Year-Old ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) was founded about the ten years ago. The purpose of ICC has found issued 20 arrest warrants and publicly indicted 28 people. Some military leaders or dictators, such as Thomas Lubango Dyilo and Laurent Gbagbo, have been found the guilty after being charged with murder, rape persecution and inhuman acts. Since 2002, more than 120 countries, have ratified the treaty, and three states: Israel, Sudan, and the United States, have not signed the Rome Statue (Japan Times, 1 April 2012). The problem is how to force the United States to following this Rome Statue. Who should take responsibility when over millions Iraqi that have been killed and injured? George W. Bush? Dick Cheney? Or Codolessa Rice?

Source: Logo of ICC (access date: 30 April 2012).