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May 12, 2022
【#916】How to Counter North Korean Nuclear Intimidation: Part 2
Tsutomu Nishioka In this column on April 4, I wrote that nuclear intimidation against non-nuclear South Korea by senior North Korean officials including Kim Yo Jong, a sister of top leader Kim Jong Un and effective No. 2 of the North Korean leadership, created an unignorable crisis also for Japan, another non-nuclear country, and that .... <Read more>
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May 12, 2022
【#915】Sanctions Without Defense Buildup Are Dangerous
Hiroshi Yuasa “Ukraine is tomorrow’s Asia,” Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said at a press conference at the end of his recent six-nation tour, demonstrating Japan’s solidarity with Western countries that counter revisionist states of China and Russia. The remark represents an appropriate judgment, given that Ukraine is .... <Read more>

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【#914】Chance Has Come for Japan to Amend Constitution
Tadae Takubo Changes in the international situation are prompting the need for Japan to amend the constitution. The Ukraine war has led North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries to enhance defense capabilities. In particular, Germany that had tended to avoid military contribution has decided to raise defense spending

【#913】Japan Should Learn Lessons from Ukraine Tragedy
Yoshiko Sakurai German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has reacted to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war of aggression against Ukraine responsively and boldly. As a nuclear power has threatened to use nuclear weapons in a manner to virtually destroy the Nuclear Nonproliferation regime, Germany and Europe as a whole have turned