Interview with Ed Feulner: Trump Will Be A Tough Negotiator with North Korea

  On April 20, the Sankei Shimbun and JAPAN Forward interviewed Edwin J. Feulner, PhD, about the recent summit meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and United States President Donald Trump.   Dr. Feulner was founder and former president of The Heritage Foundation, a respected Washington DC-based conservative think tank. He headed it from 1977 to […]

Abe-Trump Summit: U.S. Makes Clear It Wants Reduced Trade Deficit With Japan

  The sixth meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and United States President Donald Trump—where they agreed on a policy of maintaining maximum pressure on North Korea ahead of the U.S.-North Korea summit meeting—once again illustrated to the international community the strength of the Japan-U.S. alliance.   Trump’s promise to raise the abduction issue at […]

Russia, China Power Games Prop Up North Korea’s Nuclear Brinkmanship

  Great power games are in full swing in Northeast Asia, as exhibited by the sudden and steep increase of intense geopolitical activity surrounding North Korea.   This round began when the sequestered North Korean leader Kim Jong-un began his ‘outreach program’ with the first-ever declared foreign visit to Beijing’s Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in March 2018. […]

Can Trump and Kim Jong-un Make A Deal to Reduce Tensions?

  The coming historic meeting between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un provides an extraordinary opportunity to reduce tensions in Asia, or it could push us forward towards a possible confrontation.   The opportunity emerged following soft diplomatic overtures between North and South Korea during the Olympic Games in […]