Japan Institute for National Fundamentals
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Apr 17, 2019
【#588(Special)】China’s BRI Entails Geopolitical Risks
Yasushi Tomiyama The Belt and Road Initiative to which Chinese President Xi Jinping is committed would not only expand China’s economic interests and political influence globally but also cause geopolitical risks including the possibility of China-built infrastructure being used for military purposes, as highlighted in a U.S. study .... <Read more>
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Apr 17, 2019
【#587】Find F-35A Crash Cause and Take Countermeasures
Seiji Kurosawa Around 7 p.m. on April 9, a sophisticated F-35A stealth jet fighter of the Air Self-Defense Force based in Misawa air base crashed during a combat exercise in Pacific waters off Aomori. It is unknown whether the crash was caused by any structural problem or the pilot’s personal problems such as a loss of a sense of .... <Read more>

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【#586(Special)】Evidence Shows Comfort Women Were Not Slaves
Tsutomu Nishioka In late March, I called at a private museum on Taiwanese comfort women during my visit to Taipei for an on-the-spot survey of historical awareness in Taiwan. Surprisingly, a bank book of a former comfort woman was found among exhibits there. A deposit balance as of January 1945 was given as 24,004.65 yen.

【#585】Power Balance Changes Due to Decline of Europe
Tadae Takubo Andrew Small, a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, has praised the European Union for being united against China’s economic offensive in Europe at its summit meeting on March 22. This may be a minority view. Robert Kagan, a neoconservative American historian, has described European