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November 21, 2023   The U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) ministerial and leaders’ meetings took place last week, producing agreement on “decarbonization” and “clean economy” out of th...

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September 4, 2023   Japan lacks diplomatic strategy to counter China’s embargo on Japanese seafood. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, though giving priority to prompt measures to support fishermen, has ...

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August 28, 2023   China has announced an import ban on seafood from Japan. One month ago, I proposed Japan to take countermeasures to China’s blanket inspections of Japanese seafood in this Speaking...

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August 7, 2023   China is deploying countermeasures over semiconductors, which are the main battleground of the US-China confrontation. After banning the procurement of products from Micron Technolo...

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July 24, 2023   In response to the planned ocean release of treated water from Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, China has announced to toughen radiation testing on sea...

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June 5, 2023   An agreement to strengthen supply chains for important materials has been reached at a ministerial meeting of the 14-nation Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) including Japan, the...

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May 29, 2023   Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s surprise participation in the Group of Seven (G7) Hiroshima summit attracted global attention, overshadowing the summit’s primary theme of ho...

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March 13, 2023   Japan-South Korea relations are heading toward normalization after Seoul announced a solution to the issue of wartime Korean workers in Japan. It is important to take advantage of t...

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February 9, 2023   I received many inquiries on my suggestion in this column on February 6 that Japan should identify China as the target of semiconductor export restrictions being planned under int...

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February 6, 2023   Japan and the Netherlands agreed in late January to join U.S. restrictions of high-end semiconductor exports to China, according to press reports. The Japanese government has refr...

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