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Japan and India: an indispensable partnership?
Asia, India, Japan

Japan and India: an indispensable partnership?

ITP no day 20 March, the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kisihida, made an official visit to India. In New Delhi he gave a speech at the influential “Indian Council for World Affairs”, titled “The Future of the Indo-Pacific – Japan’s New Plan for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific” together with India: an Indispensable Partner”. That's when he announced a comprehensive plan for the region titled "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" /FOIP. He recalled that this project, which aims to politically and economically interconnect the Pacific and Indian Oceans, had been proposed by him, in 2015, before the same audience, following the vision of then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was Minister of Foreign Affairs. the review sought to stimulate clean energy for industries and transport, Japan and India should jointly lead the region, e...
Japan: excuse me, the robot will pass...
Asia, Japan

Japan: excuse me, the robot will pass...

Photo: private collection Fausto Godoy O Estadão recently published an article entitled “Japan invests in “nice” robots to make deliveries”, referring to a traffic law that comes into force in April of this year authorizing the circulation of autonomous “delivery” robots,. Its creators, the robotics company ZMP, are confident that they will help, for example, in the provision of services to the elderly, especially in sparsely populated rural areas. They warn that they will be monitored by remote control and by people who can intervene if necessary. The ZMP considered it important that they be “humble and charming, to inspire confidence”.. The company has already gone out into the field and partnered with business giants, como a “Japan Post Holdings”, who will test these robots in Tokyo...
The tragedy in Japan
Asia, Japan

The tragedy in Japan

Shinzo Abe, Former Prime Minister of Japan - JOHN THYS's photo / AFP The assassination of the former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, that shocked the world, raises profound questions within contemporary Japanese society and government. Issues beyond strict sense politics, At my point of view, also identity in the broad sense of what it means to “be Japanese” in a country that remained closed to the world for almost three hundred years during the Tokugawa shogunate., invaded its neighbors in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was an aggressor during World War II and at its end, even defeated, became the second largest economic power on the planet.. and is currently experiencing a process of perceived stagnation and “depopulation”. Abe didn't just represent himself, but a whole political dynasty that crossed over...
Why Invest Your Money in J-REITs in Japan?
Asia, Japan

Why Invest Your Money in J-REITs in Japan?

Why Invest Your Money in J-REITs in Japan 2021 Why Invest Your Money in J-REITs in Japan 2,4% (Why Invest Your Money in J-REITs in Japan, 2022), Why Invest Your Money in J-REITs in Japan 2020. Why Invest Your Money in J-REITs in Japan 5 years, Why Invest Your Money in J-REITs in Japan 2020 e 2021 influenced by COVID-19, the tokyo stock exchange index (Nikkei 225) got an increase of 48,5% (RIVAS, 2022). Different in Brazil, the brazilian stock exchange index (Ibovespa) undergoes a reduction of 3,6% in the same period. Japan is the 3rd largest economy in the world, with a GDP of more than 5,2 trillion dollars in 2021(MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 2021). And the country's economy is very stable, despite the great effects of the pandemic on the world stage, Japan has an expected GDP growth of 3,2% in 2022 (INTERNATIONAL FUND MONETARY, 2022). It is a ...
Military exercises in the Sea of ​​Japan, two pesos, two measures
Americas, Asia, China, U.S, Europe, Japan, Russia

Military exercises in the Sea of ​​Japan, two pesos, two measures

Military Forms of China and Russia During the Opening Ceremony of the Sea of ​​Japan Military Exercises. Photo: Xinhua No dia 14 of October (2021), China and Russia conducted naval exercises in the Sea of ​​Japan. The action is part of joint exercises that extended over the following days. Despite the fact that the exercise took place in international waters and is something recurrent since 2012, you can see various criticisms from politicians and the press. From the Japanese-American side, what is seen is a criticism of the threat that such exercises create, since it is understood as a military and diplomatic pressure on Japan, especially considering the dispute for control of the Senkaku Islands. (japanese name) or Diaoyu (chinese name). The islands have been controlled by Japan since World War II ...
The saga of modern Japan: the Iwakura Mission
Asia, Japan

The saga of modern Japan: the Iwakura Mission

Iwakura Mission Route Any reflection on the emergence of Asia as (The) major axis of globalization at the beginning of this century and the role that the continent is playing on the geoeconomic / geopolitical level, have to recap, At my point of view, what happened to Japan in the late 19th century. It is worth remembering that the country has remained practically closed to the world for more than two hundred years, by imposition of the Tokugawa shoguns, who feared that the “insidious” Christianization of the population by Catholic missionaries - Portuguese Jesuits, mainly - to undermine the pillars and the soul of the nation. This poignant chapter of Japan's history, chamado Sakoku - Sakoku - "closed country"- is masterfully registered in the book “O Silêncio”, by Japanese writer Shusaku Endo, catholic himself, a...
What are the Ningyos?
Asia, Japan, Global Themes

What are the Ningyos?

Ningyo - Photo Fausto Godoy On the date that the “Girls' Day” is celebrated, in Japan, let's look at the figure of the Ningyos. To begin, we have to understand that they are not dolls for children to play, but “fetishes” on which parents focus their hope that they will have a good future. And what are the messages they convey? Traditional Japanese society worships very definite values ​​for men and women. These values, that are still very ingrained, especially among older people, flow from the History and traditions that govern coexistence, at all social levels. What are these values? Those who define male behavior have their roots in “bushido”, which can be translated as “the warrior's path”, that is, o samurai. O Bushidō -...
Letter to sinologists
Asia, China, Japan

Letter to sinologists

Many wonder about what is Sinology, what does a sinologist, who is considered Sinologist or not and what is the purpose of this career. As Sinology itself teaches us through one of its famous Chengyu expressions: Dào Shān Xué Hǎi (Daoshan Xuehai), which in a free translation means: learning is as high as the mountain and as deep as the ocean, however, if we do a literal analysis, we will see that Confucius, who was assigned that expression, associated Dào (Tao), the way or doctrine to Shān (mountain) Mountain. So that we can deduce that the road to knowledge is as high as the mountain, that reaching the peak requires effort, so something tiring and laborious. And when we talk about Dào (Tao) way, we bring up, the Taoism, Chinese Buddhism and Confucionism ...
Japan and the green economy
Asia, Japan

Japan and the green economy

The Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, announced yesterday, 27 from December, a plan to make the country carbon-free by 2050 and alternatively encourage companies in the energy sector to gradually focus on the use of renewable energy and hydrogen. Suga promised to achieve zero net carbon emissions in 30 years. For this, he urged Japanese auto companies, of great penetration across the planet, to “become carbon-free by 2030”. As a consequence, oil-powered vehicles will be eliminated, according to the government, in about fifteen years. In contrast, such an initiative should generate almost US $ 2 trillions in “green” business and investments, as stated. Suga had already announced this purpose in a political speech in October..
Japan after Shinzo Abe (II): the new leader
Asia, Japan

Japan after Shinzo Abe (II): the new leader

Prime Minister of Japan - Yoshihide Suga No artigo "Japan after Shinzo Abe" (02/09/20), I referred to Shinzo Abe's unexpected resignation as Prime Minister of Japan, in 28 last august. Now, I would like to discuss with your friends the question of your succession. As I mentioned earlier, with the end of the term Abe, that lasted eight years, the longest cycle of stability in contemporary Japan's governance has ended; a lot due to your leadership, that sought to print its personal brand in the management, especially with regard to two fundamental themes. The first was his effort - frustrated - to review the stony rigidity of Article 9, of the Constitution of 1947, - to "pacifist" - outlined by World War II winners in the nuclear debris of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a...