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Elena Atanassova-Cornelis

8 Shifting constraints, evolving opportunities and the search for the “strategic” in the European Union and Japan bilateral partnership Elena Atanassova-Cornelis Introduction For Europe (the European Union)1 Japan represents the most institutionalised bilateral link in the Union’s engagement with the Asia-Pacific.2 Based on the shared values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law, the EU’s relations with Japan have steadily evolved since the early 1990s. A major driving force is the deepening economic interdependence between the two. In 2016, Japan was the EU

in The European Union in the Asia-Pacific
The Visual Politics and Narratives of Red Cross Museums in Europe and the United States, 1920s to 2010s
Sönke Kunkel

the Clara Barton Birthplace Museum ( Washington Post , 1921 ). Outside of the United States, too, the idea of a historical Red Cross museum found some followers. In Europe, an individual collector from Salzburg, Austria, curated a museum dedicated to humanitarian rescue missions, in 1929, and in Japan, a Red Cross museum opened its doors some years later. Unlike their American role model, both museums had only a marginal impact, however. The Japanese museum opened only temporarily for

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Lisette R. Robles

a third never tell anyone about their experience ( McCleary-Sills et al. , 2016 : 225). A 2018 study on health and justice service responses in Northern Uganda confirmed that South Sudanese refugee survivors of sexual and gender-based violence and torture knew of the reporting system but at times questioned the effectiveness of the process ( Liebling et al. , 2020 ). Similarly, the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute’s (JICA-RI) research on the

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
A Congolese Experience
Justine Brabant

experienced this, and some have dared to describe this blindness. One was Jack London, the famous American writer sent to Korea to cover the Russo-Japanese war in 1904, who wrote, confused, of ‘black moving specks’, the ‘hubbub’, in short, ‘a war of ghosts’ (quoted in Audouin-Rouzeau, 2008 : 244). And when Le Figaro sent special correspondent Tanguy Berthemet to Sévaré (Mali) as France began its 2013 military operation (Operation Serval), he reported: ‘There is a war in

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Open Access (free)
Brad Evans

appears humane. Technology then is not anti-human. It is the only thing that might save us. A point made by the scientist Richard Gatling, who, trying to justify his invention of the gun, noted: ‘If war was made more terrible, it would have a tendency to keep peace among the nations of the earth.’ The same redemptive narrative would be promulgated by those responsible for the atrocious nuclear assault on Japan, in 1945. The tragedy, however, is that the more we seek to regulate or civilise violence by giving ourselves over to the technological account of human

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Expanding Gender Norms to Marriage Drivers Facing Boys and Men in South Sudan
Michelle Lokot
Lisa DiPangrazio
Dorcas Acen
Veronica Gatpan
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Ronald Apunyo (accessed 17 June 2021 ). Hutchinson , S. E. ( 1996 ), Nuer Dilemmas: Coping with Money, War, and the State ( Berkeley, CA : University of California Press ). JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) ( 2017 ), Country Gender Profile Republic of South Sudan Final Report , (accessed 22 August 2021 ). Jok , J. M. ( 1999 ), ‘ Militarism, Gender and Reproductive Suffering: The Case of Abortion in Western Dinka

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Matthew Hunt
Sharon O’Brien
Patrick Cadwell
, and
Dónal P. O’Mathúna

Technologies in Disaster Settings: The Case of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake ’, in O’Hagan , M. and Zhang , Q. (eds), Conflict and Communication: A Changing Asia in a Globalising World ( New York : Nova Science Publishers ), 169 – 94 . Cadwell , P

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Miguel Otero-Iglesias

negotiations with the Philippines and Indonesia. As can be seen, the EU’s focus prioritises China, but it covers the whole region, with renewed economic interest in ASEAN and Oceania, and also greater emphasis, from a geostrategic point of view, in strengthening relations with the other Asian powers: South Korea, Japan and India. Two at first sight contradictory factors explain this new European approach to diversify away from the Middle Kingdom in Asia: first, China’s rise, which 74 Major issues and themes scares most of its neighbours and therefore pushes them to seek

in The European Union in the Asia-Pacific
Suetyi Lai
Li Zhang

sub-regional groups: East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia. The three groups together covered 26 countries and economies, including China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao in East Asia; India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, the Maldives and Afghanistan in South Asia; and ten countries of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Southeast Asia. It is noteworthy that the East Asia group was renamed Northeast Asia in the 2001 European Commission (2001b) Communication, which added also a fourth group

in The European Union in the Asia-Pacific
Helen Thompson

more than a third of the world’s exports, and possessed two-thirds of the world’s gold reserves. Militarily, the United States controlled the seas, commanded the air and enjoyed a monopoly of nuclear weapons. In allying with Britain and the Soviet Union to defeat Germany, and then singlehandedly clinching victory against Japan with a brutal demonstration of atomic supremacy, Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman had turned the United States into a state capable of projecting power to any region in the world accessible by sea. Yet as the war came to an end, just what

in Might, right, prosperity and consent