The Illiberalism of Japan’s Detention Policies: an Interview with Professor Takamura

In this interview, I take you to Japan: an economic powerhouse, stable democracy, and a country known for its increasing reliance on migrant workers. Meanwhile, the Japanese government’s immigration laws and detainment practices also oppress and deprive the rights of many migrant workers, immigrants, illegal migrants and refugees – topics which are not commonly discussed in Japanese society for fear of governmental retaliation.

Contemplating Contemporary Colonialism: Making sense of China’s Increasing Investment and Influence in Africa

China’s growing financial investment in the African continent has brought with it concerns, with many questioning whether its foreign direct investment (FDI) and trade policies are a form of neo-colonialism. In order to responsibly address these important questions, it is … Continue reading

Renewable Energy Investment: How Southeast Asia is Mitigating Climate Change

As the demand for energy is on the rise, government administrations must choose carefully between investing in renewable energy or cheaper alternatives. ASEAN has demonstrated a strong desire to continue the transition from non-renewable to renewable energies in order to encourage sustainable development worldwide.