Addressing Myanmar, Tokyo should utilize the relationship of trust it has built with ASEAN in the postwar period through economic and humanitarian assistance.
Japan spent over $24 billion USD in foreign aid to China to foster relations and spread democracy. Instead, the massive aid helped create a monster.
Amicable relations with a stable Beijing has proved a fantasy. In fact, Tokyo needs to conduct a wholesale reframing of our relations with that country.
“Japan is a soft superpower.” “What we want from Japan is pioneering efforts for the future reconstruction of Ukraine.” – Sergiy Korsunsky, Ukraine Ambassador to Japan.