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Mar 04, 2021
【#768】South Korean Defense Paper’s Pro-China, Anti-Japan Stance
Tsutomu Nishioka Is South Korea being drawn by China to return to a continental power? Since its founding, South Korea, as a liberal democratic nation, has enhanced national security with its military alliance with the United States and achieved economic growth by expanding friendly relations with Japan. As the existence of .... <Read more>
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Mar 04, 2021
【#767】Supply Chain Review Providing Chance for Japan-U.S. Cooperation
Masahiko Hosokawa On February 24, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order mandating a review of supply chains for four critical products: computer chips, large-capacity batteries, pharmaceuticals, and rare-earth minerals. “We shouldn’t have to rely on a foreign country, especially one that doesn’t share our interests or our .... <Read more>

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【#766】U.S. Return to WHO Should Have Been Conditioned on Taiwan’s Invitation
Yoichi Shimada The U.S. Biden administration has decided to return to the World Health Organization as well anticipated. But its failure to condition the return to the WHO on Taiwan’s participation in the annual World Health Assembly is a matter of strong concern.

【#765】Proposing British Aircraft Carrier’s Joint Exercises with Quad Forces
Fumio Ota In November 2020, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a plan to dispatch HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier-Strike Group to the Indo-Pacific region accompanied by units of the United Kingdom and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies. Behind the plan may be Britain’s opposition to Chinese