A regional conference in Phnom Penh has appealed to countries involved in territorial disputes in East Asia to resolve conflicting issues through dialogue and peaceful means.
Japanese civic movements held a press conference and released a statement on territorial conflicts involving Japan, China, and Korea on 28 September 2012.
US-led free trade agreements continue to face stiff oppositions even as they gain traction with some governments turning to such pacts in the hope of boosting their sagging economies, reports Chee Yoke Heong.
Despite the on-going environmental and human disasters brought by the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear reactors meltdown, the Japanese government is hell-bent on continuing its export of what has become questionable nuclear power generation technologies.
Tepco’s litany of deliberate violations of the most elementary safety standards, enabled by the collusion of one government after another, is a graphic demonstration of the intolerable danger posed by the capitalist economic order itself, reports Mike Head.