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2019.03.14 (Thu)

BREAKDOWN OF SECOND US-NORTH KOREA SUMMIT PUTS KIM IN A TOUGH SPOT

     The second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, held in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi February 27-28, broke down abruptly on the morning of the second day. What contributed to the sudde…

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2019.03.07 (Thu)

WORLD WILL UNDERGO SEA CHANGE AS DISTANCE WIDENS BETWEEN AMERICA AND EUROPE

     The 55th Munich Security Conference held February 15-17 revealed to the world the growing grave discord in the relationship between the US and Europe.The chosen theme of the conference-"The Great…

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2019.02.28 (Thu)

TOP SOUTH KOREAN LAWMAKER ANGERS JAPANESE WITH REVISONIST REMARKS ABOUT HISTORY

     On February 18, Moon Hee-sang, the speaker of South Korea’s National Assembly, called Japan a “brazen thief” for demanding an apology and a retraction of his earlier remarks that the emperor of J…

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2019.02.24 (Sun)

WORLD OF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IMPERIAL FAMILIES OF JAPAN AND QING DYNASTY CHINA

     I’ve just finished reading The Private Life of Puyi, the Last Emperor of China (Gento-sha, Tokyo; 2019). It is an engaging book in which author Yasuo Kato does a superb job depicting those in pow…

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2019.02.14 (Thu)

CAN AMERICA GET WHAT IT WANTS WITH TOUGH CHINA POLICY?

     President Trump received Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on January 31 following two days of US-China cabinet-level trade talks at the White House. “I think we’ve made tremendous progress,” an upbeat…

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