Suga in Washington. Indo-Pacific, Highest Priority for Biden Management

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will travel to Tokyo, Japan, March 15-17 to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to strengthening our alliance and to highlight cooperation that promotes peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and around the world. Secretary Blinken and Secretary of Defense Austin

Japan-UK Foreign Affairs and Defense Ministerial Meeting (“2 + 2”) Held for the First Time in Three Years

Japan-UK Foreign Affairs and Defense Ministerial Meeting (“2 + 2”) for the first time in three years. Both side discussed on security and defense cooperation, economic security, climate change, human security, new corona measures, regional affairs including deepening cooperation toward the realization of a "free and open Indo-Pacific"

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What is Japan for South Korans?

Japan-South Korea relations continue to deteriorate. It is said to be the worst many times, and there is no end in sight. By the way, "Japan-South Korea relations" are generally discussed only in terms of diplomatic relations and rarely in terms of public opinions, despite the fact that the two countries are close neighbors. Both

Australia-India-Japan-United States Quad Senior Officials’ Meeting

On 18 December, senior officials from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the foreign ministries of India, Japan and the United States met by videoconference to progress initiatives agreed by ministers at the second Quad Foreign Ministers' Meeting in October in Tokyo. At the meeting, officials discussed respective efforts to support the region’s

Japan and Philippine Further Develop the Strategic Partnership

Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga had a telephone conversation with R. Duterte, President of the Republic of the Philippines. Prime Minister Suga stated that he would like to further develop the strategic partnership between the two countries and work closely with them to realize a "free and open Indo-Pacific". He reiterated his policy of supporting the

Between S400 and V-22В Osprey the Fate of Kuril Islands

The Kuril Islands conflict, which dates back to the first Russian-Japanese agreement to address the status of Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, as well as the Shimoda Treaty of 1855, which first established official relations between Russia and Japan, came back to the agenda during Suga's active foreign policy period. Although analysts argue that the

Emperor Meiji

Emperor Meiji (3 November 1852 – 30 July 1912), also called Meiji the Great (明治大帝, Meiji-taitei), or Meiji the Good (明治聖帝, Meiji-seitei), was the 122nd Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from 3 February 1867 until his death on 30 July 1912. He presided over the Meiji era, a time of

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Historical and Geopolitical Background of Kuril Islands dispute

The Kuril Islands dispute, also known in Japan as the Northern Territories dispute, is a disagreement between Japan and Russia and also some individuals of the Ainu people over sovereignty of the four southernmost Kuril Islands. The Kuril Islands is a chain of islands that stretch between the Japanese island of Hokkaido at the southern end

Project Hula | How The U.S. Helped Soviet Union To Defeat Japan

Project Hula was a program during World War II in which the United States transferred naval vessels to the Soviet Union in anticipation of the Soviets eventually joining the war against Japan, specifically in preparation for planned Soviet invasions of southern Sakhalin and the Kuril islands. Based at Cold Bay in the Territory of Alaska, the project was active during the spring and summer of 1945. It was the

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