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100 Days of Diplomacy: Obama Isn't Afraid to Be "Soft"

May 5, 2009 // Mainichi - Japan - Japanese

In his book Democracy in America, French political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville points out that religion and freedom, though sometimes opposing, are wonderfully linked in America. The descriptions of America in this classic masterpiece date back to the first half of the 19th century, but those words still fit [Read more]

President Obama's Diplomatic Debut- Did He Pass?

April 4, 2009 // Sankei Shinbun - Japan - Japanese

President Obama marked his global diplomatic debut in the G-20 economic summit. He, who has worked toward recovering the cold relations with his European counterparts from the Bush era, has also strived to avoid cracks over monetary regulations and stimulus spending by industrialized nations. He seemed to succeed in [Read more]

I Support Iraq’s Independence From America

March 20, 2009 // Mainichi - Japan - Japanese

The anniversary of the Iraq war has come around again. It was not a long-awaited clash between countries with similar military might, but a war where an unprecedented military power invaded a Middle Eastern dictatorship that had only bluffed about its own power. On the morning of March 20, 2003 (Japanese standard [Read more]
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