Japan Institute for National Fundamentals
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Aug 05, 2021
【#817】Japan Should Turn around Coronavirus Countermeasures
Hisashi Matsumoto Wuhan virus infections are increasing again in Japan. Some critics attribute the increase to the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Given the absence of spectators and the prohibition on contacts between Olympic participants and the general public, however, such attribution seems groundless. As known well, the .... <Read more>
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Jul 26, 2021
【#816】Japan Should Fight with U.S. as an Ally
James Auer I worked for the U.S. Department of Defense as a naval officer and a civilian for 25 years, from 1963 to 1988. By chance my time in the government was approximately the same as the last 25 years of the Cold War. Especially from 1975 to 1985 I worried very strongly about the large number of conventional non-nuclear .... <Read more>

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【#815】Why Not Call China a Threat?
Fumio Ota On July 13, Japan’s Ministry of Defense released its annual white paper for 2021. “Chinese military trends have become a matter of grave concern to the region including Japan and the international community,” it says. But the white paper notes that North Korean military trends “pose grave and imminent threats to

【#814】Would Japan Refrain from Export Controls Linked to Human Rights Abuse?
Masahiko Hosokawa Western countries are toughening trade regulations in light of human rights abuse in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region. The United States has banned the import of cotton products, tomato products, solar panel components that use raw materials from Xinjiang. The U.S.