User Profile: Deborah Chapin
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Onaga Takeshi, who opposed relocating the U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma airbase in Okinawa, has died suddenly.* An election for prefectural governor will occur in September. It seems to be a one-on-one fight between Saki Atsushi, the former mayor of Ginowan, who is backed by the Abe [Read more]
The Turkish currency crisis is exerting a negative influence on the world’s economy. The circumstance is a conflict between the U.S. and Turkey, and both leaders’ actions are spurring the crisis. Before it turns into a grave situation, the international community should move to create harmony.
It is highly likely that this exchange of sanctions and retribution will deal a serious blow to the world’s economy. [Read more]
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should ask the U.S. to reconsider imposing sanctions. [Read more]
<i>Drawing back from a dangerous situation.</i>
The United States, the world’s No. 1 economic superpower, has imposed tariffs on China, the world’s second-largest economic superpower. China has opposed the tariffs, and both countries have turned blatantly hostile toward each other, breaking into a full-blown [Read more]
It is meaningless for the international community only to grieve over the Trump administration, which does whatever it wants. It is urgent to rethink strategy.
While pressing China to adhere to the rules, the United States itself moved quickly to self-protectionism, contrary to international rules. [Read more]
Trump must understand that the doctrine of self-protectionism in particular is what threatens world security. [Read more]
The agenda and the meeting place for the U.S.-North Korea summit has been decided, but the course of the U.S.-North Korea conference is not yet known. [Read more]
Even if the U.S. abdicates the responsibility it carries out in peace and prosperity, the retreat from liberalization and democratization cannot remain as it is. [Read more]
Internet companies that gather personal information ... need to resolutely recognize the serious nature of their responsibility. [Read more]
The current Trump method of diplomacy is in danger of distorting the world’s trade rules and inviting a worthless trade war. [Read more]
These moves are blatantly sly and welcome the debasement of the grace and the dignity of the country called the United States of America. [Read more]
Putting high tariffs on steel only throws international unity into disarray. [Read more]
'[W]e can do no more than plead with the U.S. military because Japan does not hold the power to enforce measures such as investigations or flight suspensions.' [Read more]
Trump asserted that we are all one family ... If he truly wishes to promote national harmony, then he should ... repair the fissure in society that he caused. [Read more]
Even after the Trump administration is gone, the aftereffects of what it does will continue for a long time.
The successive accidents and troubles lead to questions about the way the U.S.-Japan alliance should be. [Read more]
It displays its power as the strongest, but is not willing to cooperate with other countries. Will the world follow such a country?
President Trump has announced the publication of the “National Security Strategy,” the first for his administration. It is an important document that comprehensively outlines the [Read more]
An elementary school playing field, a place which should be safe, turned out to be dangerous situated next to a U.S. military base; there was an incident in which a window dropped from a U.S. military helicopter. The government needs to deal with the United States with a firm hand.
The Second Futenma Elementary [Read more]
It is important not to forget that the strengthening of economic sanctions is necessary in order to bring North Korea to the table for dialogue and to negotiate for the abandonment of its nuclear missile development. [Read more]
What kind of stance will Trump display now? It will have a great influence on the economy and security of the Asia-Pacific region, including India. [Read more]
It could be said that Trump’s decision not to recertify the agreement is his attempt to save face. [Read more]
If the process of conflict resolution is weakened or is ignored by a major power, then no countries will adhere to WTO decisions and the trade system will fall into disarray. [Read more]
A country where innocent people are continuously deprived of life cannot be a country of greatness. [Read more]
Considering the progress of the nuclear missile development, there is not much time left. [Read more]
There is a problem with President Trump’s response to the conflict that occurred in the United States between white supremacist groups and their opposition. Immediately after the event, Trump started his response by avoiding passing any definite judgment on the white supremacists and racists involved in organizing [Read more]
North Korea has launched its second intercontinental ballistic missile. Both the U.S. and the South Korean armies inside South Korea kept it in check by exercising missile firing drills. Measures to prevent an accidental collision are necessary, especially now when tensions are high.
The missile fell in the [Read more]
This was utterly vile and inexcusably reckless. [Read more]
It can be said that “a world without the United States” really has come. How should we face this new order - no, disorder? [Read more]
The international community also hopes that the United States and Russia can join hands, despite their different positions. [Read more]
“I am doing my best for you” is the impression Trump gives to his domestic supporters, not the world. That is his style of diplomacy. [Read more]
With hope still ahead, the announcement to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement came out of President Trump’s mouth. [Read more]
United States intervention is necessary for stability in the Middle East. [Read more]
It cannot be helped that President Trump’s dismissal of FBI Director James Comey is being criticized as a blatant move to crush the investigation into Russian ties. I would like to warn that, unless the “Russiagate" suspicion can be explained, the United States will face grave problems in the future.
Movements and reforms that include racial divides do not bring about social justice. [Read more]
Using military force without presenting clear proof to organizations like the U.N. Security Council is going too far. [Read more]