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May 18, 2017
【#440(Special)】Trump Administration Is Lenient toward China
Yasushi Tomiyama The Trump administration is remarkably lenient toward China in its Asian diplomacy, giving top priority to securing China’s cooperation in dealing with the North Korean nuclear issue. Outside the Trump administration, as seen in an editorial of The Wall Street Journal on April 26, an opinion has emerged in the U.S. that a pro-China .... <Read more>
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May 18, 2017
【#439】Abe’s Grave Political Decision for Constitutional Amendment
Yoshiko Sakurai On May 3, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave a boost to stagnant debates on constitutional amendment in Japan. Abe said he would like to (1) put an amended constitution into force by 2020, (2) add a stipulation clarifying the existence of the Self-Defense Forces with Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 9 maintained and (3) secure free .... <Read more>

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【#438(Special)】S. Korea’s Failure to Unite Conservatives and Centrists
Tsutomu Nishioka On May 9, Moon Jae In from the leftist Democratic Party of Korea won an overwhelming victory in the South Korean presidential election, garnering 41.1% of the votes against 24% for Hong Joon Pyo from the conservative Liberty Korea Party in second place and 21.4% for Ahn Cheol Soo from the centrist People’s Party in

【#437】Democratic Party’s Unreasonable Opposition to Anti-Terror Bill
Yoshiko Sakurai When the House of Representatives Judicial Affairs Committee launched deliberation on a bill to create the charge of terror preparations, the Democratic Party boycotted the deliberation. Shiori Yamao, a former chairwoman of the largest opposition party’s Policy Research Committee, condemned the ruling Liberal Democratic