User Profile: Eric Stimson
This user has submitted 23 translations to Watching America.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump met at the Biarritz summit of the Group of Seven industrial nations in France, where they agreed on the fundamentals of Japanese-American trade talks. Conclusive deliberations on agricultural and industrial tariffs will be expedited, and an agreement is planned at a [Read more]
[I]n terms of the ideologies that value freedom and democracy, there are still no structures that match the communication power of the Group of Seven. [Read more]
Displaying a firm Japanese-American alliance at home and abroad is meant to protect Japan, naturally, but also the peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific region and the world.
‘In this country we have a gun violence epidemic but we also have a hate epidemic.’ [Read more]
The dark clouds of trade friction have pushed the central banks of the leading countries toward monetary relaxation. With limited room for policy maneuver, the tactics of U.S. President Donald Trump – fanning discord while increasing pressure for relaxation – are simply inflicting unnecessary risks on the world [Read more]
[S]hort and medium-range missiles that target Japan and South Korea are a threat to America’s alliances with those countries.
[I]t is no longer so easy for Japan to explain the fairness of a security treaty that doesn’t pledge Japanese cooperation in the defense of any American territory. [Read more]
The five countries remaining in the nuclear agreement ... must support the Iranian economy and hurry with measures that safeguard against a worsening of the situation.
The problem is that the left’s promises are unrealistic. [Read more]
[D]iplomacy is not about personal friendship. The point is to find a solution to the problem of denuclearizing North Korea. [Read more]
U.S. President Donald Trump expressed dissatisfaction over how the defensive responsibility grounded in the security treaty between the United States and Japan is one-sided. [Read more]
We ... must continue questioning whether the citizens’ right to know and the freedom of the press will be threatened under the pretext of counterterrorism measures. [Read more]
Abe should first appeal to the Iranian leadership to maintain the nuclear agreement. [Read more]
By pushing through high tariffs, American President Donald Trump bullies major countries and tries to solve economic and diplomatic problems forcefully. [Read more]
It is unacceptable for America to involve the rest of the world in this only to reinforce its hegemony. [Read more]
Have Japanese-American ties ever been closer? [Read more]
When will the American political sector face up to the danger posed to American politics by its endless squabbling? [Read more]
International society does not recognize Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights ... America turns its back on this. [Read more]
[A] manifestation of disregard for the alliance. [Read more]
Now is the time for Japan, America and South Korea to cooperate and put even more pressure on North Korea.
The world is watching to see whether the judiciary, which should supervise the president along with Congress, will demonstrate the ability to restore American democracy.
Now might be an opportunity to rethink the concept of democracy and the ideal structure of the nation. [Read more]