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On the Consequences of the Okinawa Elections

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So, the snap governor elections of the Okinawa Prefecture that were critical for the Japanese federal government were held on September 30 this year and ended in an unpleasant surprise for it. Despite Tokyo’s anticipation (and to its sheer disappointment) the former Ginowan City Mayor Atsushi Sakima supported by the ruling Liberal Democratic…

Shinzō Abe Attended the UN General Assembly

5443The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe was in New York on September 25 – 27 this year and attended several important events. The most significant ones included his speech at the annual plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and his regular negotiations with…

Shinzo Abe Headed Japan’s Ruling Party for th...

On September 20 this year, at the congress of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP), the incumbent Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe was chosen its President for the next 3 years for the third time after he received 69% of the vote. His competitor Shigeru Ishiba was left…

Another Exacerbation of the Issue of Relocati...

6tuhjOver the recent months, the Japanese mass media have prioritised the topics with the key words like Okinawa and Futenma, which have considerable weight both within Japan and in its relations with its key partner, the USA. Let us remind you that the first of these words…

Japan and the USA Attempt to Avoid a Trade Wa...

TSJA6754353On August 9-10 American and Japanese ministerial-level delegations met for talks on a range of issues related to trade and the economy. Some of these issues are dominated by various aspects of the two countries’ relationship with each other, while others concern turbulence in…

What is to Happen with Japan’s Plutonium Stoc...

New Eastern Outlook has featured regular discussions on the topic that we can provisionally dub as “Japan’s issues with nuclear power”. There is a fairly reasonable explanation for this interest, as this country’s economy is practically the third largest in the world, and this…

Hashima – Brutal History and the Most Haunted...

112Do you want to see perhaps the spookiest island on earth – Hashima (also known as Gunkanjima – the Battleship Island) – which is located just 30 minutes by speedboat from the historic Japanese port city of Nagasaki? Now you can. Just book…

European Union is Strengthening its Ties with...

1047289824Earlier we bore witness to a remarkable number of noteworthy events in world politics that occurred in the first half of July in Europe. During this period leaders of all the world powers (China was presented by its Premier Li Keqiang), with the exception of India and Japan…

Japan after the North Korea–United States Sum...

abebowWashington’s initiation of a new game on the Korean Peninsula has become an important element in the overall process of reformatting the political map at global and regional levels. A long time coming, this process has sharply quickened with Donald Trump’s rise to power in the USA…

Japan is Seeking Balance in its Relations wit...

RF4234234The sudden burst in Japanese foreign policy efforts over the last few months cannot go unnoticed.  It is hard not to note Tokyo’s attempts to influence and probe the state of its relations with Washington, Beijing and Moscow. It is worth mentioning that the political landscape…

What Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump Discussed on...

6932The meeting of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and Donald Trump that took place on April 18 on the territory of the US President’s estate in Florida should be considered an important landmark of the complicated game that is currently going on in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), in which…

Japan Aims at Taking Center Stage in Modern G...

f0ccefd2It has been repeatedly pointed out that one of the most noteworthy trends of modern geopolitics is the return of Germany and Japan to the ranks of the world’s leading players. The two states that suffered a crushing defeat back in the days of the Second World War are now…


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