Tessa Morris-Suzuki


The cruellest option

Malcolm Turnbull could have responded in any of three ways to New Zealand’s offer to resettle refugees. Either of the two alternatives he rejected would have been more just and humane, writes Tessa Morris-Suzuki.

100 days of Trump: what should Asia do?

Overview Once again, Trump has broken the mould. The 100-day mark is traditionally used to assess a new administration’s progress in advancing its policy agenda. With Trump, that’s impossible. In foreign policy at least, it’s more appropriate to ask whether at the 100-day mark the...

The "information war" hits Sydney

When a small group from a minority ethnic community gathers to protect its members from discrimination, who could not feel sympathy? An appeal for just such sympathy was issued on 14 December by Tetsuhide Yamaoka (also known as Tesshu Yamaoka), president of the Sydney-based Australia–Japan...

The social sciences in the Asian Century

The collection of essays brings together leading social scientists from the Asia-Pacific region. We argue for the benefit of dialogue between the diverse theories and methods of social sciences in the region, the role of the social sciences in addressing real-world problems, the need to...

Comfort women: it's time for the truth (in the ordinary, everyday sense of the word)

Tessa Morris-Suzuki from the ANU writes that the denial of responsibility for the fate of the 'comfort women' is, of course, an extremely important issue for Japan's relations with its Asian neighbours and regional partners, including Australia. The Japanese government notes Morris-Suzuki, seems unable to...