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News for July 2010

AJISS-Commentary No. 96: “Japan Facing a New Latin America” by Keiichi Tsunekawa

by , 30 Jul 2010 | in periodicals | no comments yet

The Association of Japanese Institutes of Strategic Studies (AJISS) has published the AJISS-Commentary No. 96 “Japan Facing a New Latin America” by Keiichi Tsunekawa (, Director of Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute

Japan today faces a Latin America completely different from the one it knew ten or fifteen years ago. The old Latin America was a continent of hyper inflation and turbulent economics. It was rife with political instability, fluctuating between military/autocratic regimes and moderately authoritarian ones. Internationally, the region was subject to the strong influence of the United States and U.S.-dominated international and regional organizations.

Japanese Garden Dictionary by Ono Kenkichi and Walter Edwards

by , 20 Jul 2010 | in resources | no comments yet

A freely accessable and very specialized online publication: the Japanese Garden Dictionary - A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History, compiled and edited by Ono Kenkichi and Walter Edwards. This online dictionary is based on the Bilingual Dictionary of Japanese Garden Terms, published in 2001. In 2004 portions of that work were subsequently incorporated by Ono Kenkichi in a Japanese language publication.

Saidism, a new field of research started at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland)

by , 6 Jul 2010 | in conferences | no comments yet

Thanks to the first international interdisciplinary conference on Edward W. Said (1935-2003) titled Saidism in the XXI century it has been established a new field of research based on thoughts, writings, political activities and academic work of the great Palestinian scholar.