Penny Wong has persuaded the Solomon Islands not to let China turn it into a military base, at least for now. That makes room for Japan’s...
Japan’s reluctance to take substantive countermeasures to stop these incursions seems only to encourage Seoul’s illegal maritime buildup.
Japan and the US should agree to increase economic and military pressure on Pyongyang to promote comprehensive solutions to outstanding issues.
For relations with Japan to get better, it is up to Seoul to adhere to the principle that “promises between nations must be kept”.
“The key is deterrence. I think you're standing on board a large piece of that deterrence, but also the training with other like-minded nations.”
Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and US Ambassador Rahm Emanuel stood together to deliver a strong message to North Korea and China.
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.
“We will show that a reckless act of violence comes with a huge price.” Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, on February 27.
The US Secretary of State met his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Hawaii, urging “intense engagement” to build on common interests and heal past rifts.
At the Japan-US Security Consultative Committee (2+2) talks, both sides stressed the need to “closely coordinate” on options, including the ability to strike enemy bases.
Tokyo should take note of India’s case and realize that favorable trade relations with China will not stop Beijing’s military aggression and attempted land grabs.
Japan’s new foreign minister, Yoshimasa Hayashi, is a compromised man, distrusted by many in public and his party for his family’s “friendship” with China.