Japan Institute for National Fundamentals
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Jun 20, 2017
【#445】A Challenge against Distorted Media in Okinawa
Yoshiko Sakurai For a long time, Okinawa’s journalism has been distorted by two leading local dailies — The Ryukyu Shimpo and The Okinawa Times. On April 1, the Yaeyama Nippo expanded into main Okinawa Island where the two leading newspapers that should be described as leaders of biased journalism capture 95% of .... <Read more>
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Jun 14, 2017
【#444】U.S Alert to China’s Space Program and Maritime Militia
Fumio Ota On June 6, the U.S. Defense Department published an annual report on “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2017.” Many foreign media took up China’s space development to which the Pentagon report paid attention. Combined with “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. .... <Read more>

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【#443】Mattis’s Uncompromising Attitude towards China
Yasushi Tomiyama A speech by U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis at the Asia Security Summit (the Shangri-La Dialogue) in Singapore on June 3 was significant in that it declared the Trump administration, while requesting China’s cooperation in blocking North Korea from developing nuclear weapons and missiles, would not yield American basic positionto China on other

【#442】Rescue Japanese Citizens Detained in China
Akio Yaita Six Japanese men, including employees of a geological survey company in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo who visited China in March for spa prospecting and other geological surveys, have been detained by Chinese security authorities for spying and other charges, bringing to 11 the total number of Japanese citizens detained in China for such charges as