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Feb 21, 2024
【#1120】Separation of Abduction from Nuclear Issue Has Moved Pyongyang
Tsutomu Nishioka “The day of the prime minister’s Pyongyang visit might come,” said North Korea’s de facto No.2 Kim Yo Jong in a statement on February 15, referring to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Her brother and the top leader Kim Jong Un sent a condolence telegram on January 5 over the Noto Peninsula earthquake to .... <Read more>
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Feb 21, 2024
【#1119】Japan Should Also Prepare for Trump’s Comeback
Yasushi Tomiyama Former U.S. President Donald Trump, who is almost certain to become the Republican presidential nominee this year, has sparked controversy by effectively encouraging Russia to attack North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies that fail to spend enough money for their defense. It cannot be ruled out that Trump, if winning .... <Read more>

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【#1118】Komeito Should Fulfill Its Responsibility as a Coalition Partner
Kiyofumi Iwata The leadership of the Komeito Party, a junior coalition partner of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, remains cautious over the joint development of the next-generation fighter aircraft by Japan, Britain and Italy, disrupting the unity of the coalition government.

【#1117】It Is Time to Provide Strong Support to Ukraine
Kunio Orita On January 14, a Russian A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft was shot down by a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile over the Sea of Azov, southeast of Ukraine. Although the incident has not been widely reported in Japan, foreign media have described the day as a “dark day” for Russian forces. The military