Seoul’s independent diplomacy is almost dead, even its ability to independently think politically is seriously withering.
Trump certainly does not want to abandon a U.S. alliance with Japan.
If North Korea really does take its chances as Kim warns it will, the whole Korean peninsula will be at peril, in tandem with the hardline policy of the new U.S. government.
It goes without saying that a statesman bending corporate activities to his will is unhealthy.
Japan-South Korea relations are plummeting. Following the recall of its envoy, Yasumasa Nagamine, last week to protest the establishment of the comfort woman statue outside its consulate in Busan, South Korea, the Japanese government also suspended ongoing negotiations on a currency swap, along with other high-level [Read more]
Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor should be viewed as a ploy to gain national interest through the strengthening of the U.S.-Japan alliance, rather than a show of respect to war victims.
The U.N. has more than a few limits and weaknesses, but there exists no structure to replace it.
On Dec. 26 and 27, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Hawaii, and in addition to meeting with President Obama, he will also honor the victims of Pearl Harbor, the attack that started the war between Japan and the United States.
Abe will be the first sitting prime minister to formally visit Pearl Harbor. [Read more]
As this populist tide moves along, views get distorted and democracy itself deteriorates.