November 2, 2010

Urban mining: recycling Japan’s rare earth metals

Significant reserves of rare earths currently reside in Japan’s ‘urban mines,’ or discarded consumer electronics. It has been estimated that these used electronics could yield up […]
June 2, 2010

Will electric vehicles drive the future of resource diplomacy of East Asia?

By: Project 2049 Institute | As thousands of Japanese lined up to buy Japan’s first mass-market electric vehicle, Mitsubishi’s iMev, the electric vehicles market is looking […]
April 6, 2010

Cheonan Sinking Highlights Naval Mine Threat

By: Project 2049 Institute | The South Korean Navy patrol ship Cheonan suffered a mysterious explosion and sank in the waters disputed between the two Koreas […]
March 11, 2010

Asia’s new strategic energy resource?

By: Project 2049 Institute | As countries in the Asia region grapple with meeting future energy demands, many are looking to a new energy frontier of […]
December 11, 2009

Japan’s New Destroyer

By: Project 2049 Institute | On November 23rd, Japanese media reported that the Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) is planning a 248m long helicopter destroyer – DDH22 – which […]
October 16, 2009

Hatoyama’s East Asia Community

By: Project 2049 Institute | By proposing an East Asia Community, Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama joined the ranks of other Asian leaders who have envisioned a future […]
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