Kishida accepted the NATO invitation while underscoring:“In order to protect the region’s safety and stability, we want to appeal to China to act responsibly.”
Aggressive talk on Taiwan from Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe stole headlines, but there were also signs of rapprochement between Japan and South Korea.
Japan’s reluctance to take substantive countermeasures to stop these incursions seems only to encourage Seoul’s illegal maritime buildup.
The decision stems from the new president’s pledge to reject authoritarian politics and create an environment for better communication with the public.
A better relationship between the US, South Korea and Japan is essential. That requires an end to senseless demands for compensation from a previous era.
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For relations with Japan to get better, it is up to Seoul to adhere to the principle that “promises between nations must be kept”.
China’s Zhang Jun heard how “children were killed, women were raped,” but still voted not to expel Russia from the UN Human Rights Council.
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A major policy shift is expected with Yoon Suk-yeol's declaration not to repeat the past mistake of dividing South Koreans between “pro-Japanese” and “anti-Japanese” camps.