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2022.05.19 (Thu)

BEWARE OF CHINA’S CRAFTY SCHEME TO CONTROL JAPAN

     In the few weeks that followed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, I have been prompted to turn my eyes to a particular map of the world more often than before. This map shows the wide e…

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2022.05.12 (Thu)

‟SELLING OFF JAPAN” ISN’T TRADING FIRMS’ BUSINESS

     Two top members of the Biden administration, State Secretary Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Llyod Austin, visited the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to confer with President Volodymyr Zelensky o…

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2022.04.28 (Thu)

JAPAN SHOULD TAKE HINT FROM BRITAIN’S NUCLEAR DETERRENCE

     On April 17, Russia called on Ukrainian troops in besieged Mariupol to surrender by midday April 19. The threat from President Vladimir Putin was also dispatched to the US. In a diplomatic note a…

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2022.04.21 (Thu)

RECTIFYING DEFENSE-ONLY POLICY ALONE WILL NOT SAFEGUARD JAPAN’S SECURITY

     The mindset of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is said to be explained by “MICE”—the acronym for Money, Ideology, Coercion, and Ego. The propensity to regard these factors as the principal power …

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2022.04.14 (Thu)

JAPAN MUST EXPEDITIOUSLY NORMALIZE CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS

     The closer a nation is drawn toward a war, the more important become close civil-military relations that enable its political and military leaders to freely exchange views. Normal relations betwe…

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