Author: Shigemura Toshimitsu
Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com
In the wake of multiple missile launches and a fifth nuclear test by North Korea, Pyongyang watcher Shigemura Toshimitsu offers insights into Kim Jong-un’s motivations while calling for a dramatic escalation of international sanctions.
Tags: Chairman, China, DPRK, embargo, kim dynasty, kim il-sung, kim jong-il, kim jong-un, Korea, missiles, North Korea, Nuclear, nuclear tests, nuclear weapons, oil, Pyongyang, sanctions, sasakawa yohei, Security Council, South Korea, sword of damocles, UN, United Nations
Author: Ken Sofer
Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum
Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 1
The 2015 Paris climate agreement was a significant achievement in international efforts against climate change, but the agreement’s success will depend heavily on the domestic politics of major emitters such as Japan and the United States. As the agreement enters the implementation phase, it is crucial for U.S. policymakers to understand the roles, interests, and relative power of the numerous political actors in Japan’s climate policy process.
Tags: climate change, climate policy, climate politics, comestic politics, Democratic Party of Japan, Emissions, energy, energy security, extreme weather, Fukushima, greenhouse gases, Japan, ken sofer, kyoto protocol, Liberal Democratic Party, limate agreement, mitigation, nuclear disaster, Nuclear energy, paris climate change agreement, Politics, sasakawa usa forum, Shinzo Abe, UN, un climate change conference, United Nations