Category: Japan

Scandal stalks the best US ally in Asia, Abe of Japan

Dr. William J. Murphy of the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI discusses the implications of the Japanese land sale document falsification scandal for Prime Minister Abe’s political future and policy agenda with John Batchelor and Gordon G. Chang on The John Batchelor Show, 77 WABC Radio, New York, NY on March 22, 2018. Murphy argues that the scandal is the most significant Prime Minister Abe has faced since assuming office and and is much more dangerous to his political future than others he has weathered previously.

The Chrysanthemum Throne abdicates & Pearl Harbor Day, 2017

Dr. William J. Murphy of the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI discusses the implications of Emperor Akihito’s abdication for Japanese domestic politics, Prime Minister Abe’s regional security policies, and the regional security dialogue with John Batchelor and Gordon G. Chang on The John Batchelor Show, 77 WABC Radio, New York, NY on December 6, 2017.

Abe Takes Command of Japan

Dr. William J. Murphy of the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI discusses the implications of the Japanese election for the Prime Minister Abe’s domestic political position, foreign policy, and campaign to revise the Japanese Constitution to recognize the role of the Japan Self-Defense Forces in securing the nation with John Batchelor and Gordon G. Chang on The John Batchelor Show, 77 WABC Radio, New York, NY on October 26, 2017.

Is it Good for the U.S. that Japan is Remilitarizing?

Dr. William J. Murphy of the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI discusses the changing strategic landscape in Northeast Asia, Japanese responses to the gathering North Korean threat, pressures on Japan to acquire offensive capabilities for neutralizing the Pyongyang’s growing nuclear and missile capabilities, the evolving strategic dialogue about these matters in Tokyo, and the implications for American national interests with John Batchelor and Gordon G. Chang on The John Batchelor Show.

Tokyo’s Unready Missile Defense

Dr. William J. Murphy of the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI discusses the threat to Japan from North Korea’s latest missile test, the inadequacies in Japan’s missile defense system it has revealed, and  how Japan is likely to respond to these challenges with John Batchelor and Gordon G. Chang on The John Batchelor Show.

Is it Good for the U.S. that Japan is Remilitarizing?

Dr. William J. Murphy of the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI discusses the changing strategic landscape in Northeast Asia, Japanese responses to the gathering North Korean threat, pressures on Japan to acquire offensive capabilities for neutralizing the Pyongyang’s growing nuclear and missile capabilities, the evolving strategic dialogue about these matters in Tokyo, and the implications for American national interests with John Batchelor and Gordon G. Chang on The John Batchelor Show.