Japan Institute for National Fundamentals
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Oct 13, 2021
【#838】Kishida Administration Ignoring Taiwan Strait Tensions
Yasushi Tomiyama In early October, China dispatched numerous military aircraft near Taiwan. But Tokyo made a lukewarm reaction to the Chinese actions that undermined peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, failing to demonstrate any resolute attitudes. “I will say to China the things that need to be said,” Prime .... <Read more>
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Oct 07, 2021
【#837】Placing Hopes on Kishida’s Eagerness to Amend Constitution
Tadae Takubo “At least within the term (for the president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party), I would promote constitutional amendments meeting the changes of the times,” Fumio Kishida told a press conference on September 17 before he was elected prime minister on October 4. The remark by Kishida who had been .... <Read more>

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【#836】We Should Welcome Taiwan’s CPTPP Bid but Be Cautious About China’s
Masahiko Hosokawa Following China’s application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Taiwan filed its application. While I noted in my previous article (#831) that Taiwan should promptly apply to accede to the free trade agreement, the Taiwanese application came faster than

【#835】Discussions on Children’s Agency Lack Logic of Education
Shiro Takahashi The ruling Japanese Liberal Democratic Party is preparing for establishing a Children’s Agency and a basic children law. A panel of experts created by the government will compile recommendations by the end of the year. Relevant legislation including a bill to establish the agency will be submitted to Parliament