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Jun 08, 2023
【#1045】Does Pyongyang’s Quick Response Indicate Abduction Breakthrough?
Tsutomu Nishioka A breakthrough over North Korea’s abduction of Japanese citizens may come. “Japan will press forward proactively, engaging in high-level consultations while reporting directly to me, to bring about summit-level talks [with North Korea] at an early time,” Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said in his address to a .... <Read more>
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Jun 07, 2023
【#1044】SDF Chopper Crash May Be Attributable to Metal Fatigue
Tadashi Narabayashi On April 6, a UH-60JA helicopter of the Ground Self-Defense Force crashed in waters near Miyako Island of Okinawa Prefecture, killing all 10 crewmembers including Lt. Gen. Yuichi Sakamoto, Commander of the GSDF 8th Division. A photo on the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper of the helicopter’s wreckage salvaged from the .... <Read more>

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【#1043】IPEF Talks Overshadowed by Different Views about China
Masahiko Hosokawa An agreement to strengthen supply chains for important materials has been reached at a ministerial meeting of the 14-nation Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) including Japan, the United States, South Korea, Australia, India and Southeast Asian countries. IPEF is strategically important for leading the

【#1042】Big Challenges Left after G7 Hiroshima Summit
Masahiko Hosokawa Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s surprise participation in the Group of Seven (G7) Hiroshima summit attracted global attention, overshadowing the summit’s primary theme of how to deal with China. However, what should be noted at the summit are economic security and engagement with the Global South,