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Dec 01, 2021
【#859】Democracy Summit Deviates from Strategic Thinking
Yasushi Tomiyama Washington has released a list of countries invited to participate in a virtual democracy summit that U.S. President Joe Biden will host in early December. While including Taiwan, the list excludes many countries in Southeast Asia where the United States and China compete for expanding influence, as well as those in .... <Read more>
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Dec 01, 2021
【#858】On Death of Former S. Korean President Chun Doo Hwan
Tsutomu Nishioka Former South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan died at the age of 90. The incumbent Moon Jae In administration did not hold a state funeral for Chun or provide government support for a family funeral, defying a legal provision that a former president can be given a state funeral. .... <Read more>

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【#857】Raising Questions About Hayashi’s “Friendly Diplomacy” with China
Takashi Arimoto Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi may still be conscious of the presidency of the Japan-China Friendship Parliamentarians’ Union that he resigned when assuming the foreign portfolio. At a time when a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics opening ceremony next February has become a focus of

【#856】Hoping for Vigorous Discussions on Deployment of U.S. Missiles in Japan
Fumio Ota On November 17, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, an advisory panel for the U.S. Congress, released its annual report. One of the report’s key points for Japan is a proposal for dialogue to explore U.S. partners’ “willingness to host U.S. intermediate-range forces.” The report also calls