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The First Democracy in Japan

October 5, 2023

The definition of democracy is not clear and it is not uniform. Japan and South Korea have the fundamental structures of democracy, including free elections, a multiparty system, and freedom of assembly. However, the software of their democracy looks different than that of Western countries. “Cherish the harmony among people” was the first article of […]

Opening of Demise (The Beginning of the End)

January 4, 2022

Large-scale Chinese and Russian naval forces carried out their first joint sea patrol and exercise October 17-23, 2021. It included maneuvers and live-fire drills in the Sea of Japan and Western Pacific. It had a joint naval ship formation that included 10 Chinese and Russian warships and six carrier-based helicopters. They navigated more than 1,700 […]