Japan Institute for National Fundamentals
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May 23, 2018
【#515】French Intellectuals Call for Switching Japan’s Security View
Hironobu Ishikawa The Japan Institute for National Fundamentals held a symposium titled “New Global Challenges and Japan” on May 17 to mark its 10th anniversary. Invited to the symposium as guest speaker was French historian and demographer Emmanuel Todd who had predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union, the 2008 .... <Read more>
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May 18, 2018
【#514(Special)】Intelligence Agencies Required for a Libya Model
Fumio Ota The U.S. government seems willing to adopt the so-called “Libya model” to the denuclearization of North Korea. The model featured foreign intelligence agencies already aware of nuclear weapon locations in Libya that promptly moved nuclear equipment and materials out of the country as inspections by international .... <Read more>

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【#513】No Rush to Improve Relations with China
Yasushi Tomiyama Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accompanied Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on his trip to Hokkaido after a Japan-China-South Korea summit in Tokyo last week and sent him off at a local airport from which Li returned home, indicating his unusual hospitality for the Chinese guest.

【#512】Don’t Ease Pressure on N. Korea until Return of Abductees
Yoichi Shimada From April 30 through May 5, I visited the United States as a member of a joint delegation of the Association of the Families of Victims Kidnapped by North Korea and two supporting organizations: the National Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea (NARKN) and a parliamentarians’ league for