It is regrettable that Abe’s primary objective in the current crisis is not to be constructive but to use the crisis for his political ends.
President Moon Jae-in and President Donald Trump had a telephone call during the evening of Sept. 4, 2017, to discuss U.S.-South Korea joint responses to Pyongyang after its sixth nuclear test. The call was two days after the recalcitrant regime claimed it had successfully completed the hydrostatic test for its [Read more]
The fundamental issue here is Washington’s nonchalant attitude toward the problem.
In order to solve the problem of nuclear missiles in North Korea, denuclearization must be the final goal.
Trump certainly does not want to abandon a U.S. alliance with Japan.
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.
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]
A “power void” forms whenever America undergoes a change in administration.
President Obama made his first visit to Hiroshima as president of the United States, where he stated, “We must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without [nuclear weapons].” As the only country that has used nuclear weapons, and as the top major power to possess nuclear weapons, this is [Read more]