Only top-level negotiations backed by pressure from the United States and other international communities will break the deadlock.
India and Japan are mutually important to each other and share some common goals. But there are differences, including in relations with Russia and China.
Their announcement of R&D cooperation on a Japan-based 2-nanometer semiconductor facility shows both parties’ strengths can help leading-edge supply chains.
Prime Minister Kishida must now address China’s belligerence, constitutional reform, and other priorities that affect the whole nation.
In their inaugural Economic 2+2 meeting, ministers called for fair and transparent development financing for third countries, export controls, and supply chain solutions.
China, which denies the authority of the international body, continues threatening behavior and unilateral changes to the status quo in the South China Sea.
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.