Information operations · Japan · Public Diplomacy

Japan House: Tokyo’s New Public Diplomacy Push


Warren A. Stanislaus, The Diplomat Japan is expanding its conception of soft power with the new institutions. Image from article, with caption: Shizno Abe dresses as Mario at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Japan is taking a bolder approach to public diplomacy. After returning to the premiership in December 2012, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe… Continue reading Japan House: Tokyo’s New Public Diplomacy Push

Information Warfare · Japan · Russia

Russia Deploys Bastion Coastal Defense Missile Systems On Kuril Islands


More aggression by Russia, now targeting Japan.  Another deployment by Russia. Another provocation.   More expenses.  No increase in income, amidst a fallow economy. <End editorial> By ITARTASS – March 20, 2017 The Bastion (NATO reporting name: SS-C-5 Stooge) coastal defense missile battalions recently stationed on the Kuril Islands shall defend Russia’s territorial waters, straits… Continue reading Russia Deploys Bastion Coastal Defense Missile Systems On Kuril Islands