Japan

Japan is Seeking Balance in its Relations wit...

RF4234234The sudden burst in Japanese foreign policy efforts over the last few months cannot go unnoticed.  It is hard not to note Tokyo’s attempts to influence and probe the state of its relations with Washington, Beijing and Moscow. It is worth mentioning that the political landscape…

What Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump Discussed on...

6932The meeting of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and Donald Trump that took place on April 18 on the territory of the US President’s estate in Florida should be considered an important landmark of the complicated game that is currently going on in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), in which…

Japan Aims at Taking Center Stage in Modern G...

f0ccefd2It has been repeatedly pointed out that one of the most noteworthy trends of modern geopolitics is the return of Germany and Japan to the ranks of the world’s leading players. The two states that suffered a crushing defeat back in the days of the Second World War are now…

On Japanese-South Korea Relations

JS4646234234From the world media reports dedicated to the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the wrong impression might be given, that the source of the “world evil”, which is presented as the DPRK, is opposed by the military-political alliance composed of the United States, Japan, and…

Russian and Japan are Building Up the Economi...

J5645234324As is well known, both the geographical position of Japan and its need for the import of hydrocarbon fuels have facilitated the development of relations of that country with Russia. Only the long-standing Kuril Islands dispute stopped Japan from becoming one of the main…

Concerning the Rivalry Between China and Japa...

562342342South-East Asia has now entered into a new phase of its development: the influence of the US administration is waning in the region, and instead, increasingly, the main area of confrontation in the region is the relationship between China and Japan. In an attempt to limit…

Japan is Developing Cruise Missiles ‘to...

efd13fcJapan’s defense spending has been increasing since 2013, after the current prime minister, Shinzo Abe, returned to power. Although in Japan the increase in military spending is primarily attributable to missile tests in the DPRK, their main…

Japan Holds Extraordinary Parliamentary Elect...

4534234234As expected, the extraordinary elections to the Lower House of Parliament, held in Japan on October 22, culminated in the victory of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. As of October 23, of the total number of 465 parliamentary…

Theresa May Visits Japan

45234121From August 30 to September 1 this year, Prime Minister of Great Britain Theresa May (“accompanied by a delegation of business leaders”) was on a visit to Japan. As it was said in this regard on the British government website, during the visit and…

Japan on the Eve of Extraordinary Parliamenta...

652342342So the Japanese experts who believed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would use his constitutional right to prematurely dissolve the lower house of parliament (one year before the expiration of the legitimate powers of its current members)…

August 15 and the North-East Asia Conundrum

1025775685August 15 presents itself as a landmark date in the new history of the Asia-Pacific Region and, in particular, the North-East Asia Sub-Region. On this day in 1945, the then-Emperor of Japan, Hirohito, issued a historical statement…

On the ‘Asia-Africa Growth CorridorR...

i09775674With the recent collocations and slogans representing various projects in the sphere of inter-state economic activity, at the end of May, a new “Asia Africa Growth Corridor”, AAGR, was added to the list. The appearance of this project was…


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