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Mar 23, 2023
【#1027】Commendable Avoidance of Making New Apology to South Korea
Tsutomu Nishioka When South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol visited Japan last week, I was in South Korea, where media reported the president as having made a major concession over the issue of wartime Korean workers in Japan and focused attention on whether Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida would offer a clear apology .... <Read more>
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Mar 23, 2023
【#1026】Don’t Be Deceived by China Acting as Goodwill Mediator
Hiroshi Yuasa Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Russia this week with a plan to end Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. Earlier this month, China successfully mediated an agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran for restoring their diplomatic relations to end years of hostility in the Gulf region. Gaining momentum .... <Read more>

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【#1025】Biden’s Basic Stance and Ability to Deliver Are Questionable
Yoichi Shimada On March 10, Iran and Saudi Arabia announced in Beijing an agreement brokered by China to restore diplomatic relations. This development may symbolize the weakness of the U.S. administration led by President Joe Biden that has been compromising with leftist ideology, vacillating due to various political considerations

【#1024】Prioritize Rules and Exclude Unprincipled Concession to South Korea
Masahiko Hosokawa Japan-South Korea relations are heading toward normalization after Seoul announced a solution to the issue of wartime Korean workers in Japan. It is important to take advantage of the South Korean action and solve comprehensively bilateral pending problems. What Seoul expected from Tokyo is to lift a tighter export