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Commentary: Tripolar world ushered in by the rise of ‘neutral’ powers

HIROYUKI AKITA, Nikkei commentator   TOKYO — Japan is one of the major powers that is least sensitive to changes in the world order, thanks to its “privileged” U.S. protection from foreign aggression, and it continues to develop its security policy on the assumption that the U.S.-led global order will continue.   This is by no means misguided, but recent….Read more

  • July 3, 2022
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Putin’s decision on Sakhalin-2 project rattles Japan

The Saturday editions of all national dailies reported extensively on Russian President Putin’s signing on Thursday an order mandating Sakhalin-2 assets be transferred to a newly established Russian company. The oil and natural gas development project in Russia’s Far East, whose stakeholders include Japanese trading houses Mitsui & Co. and Mitsubishi Corp., supplies about 10% of Japan’s LNG.   Prime….Read more

  • July 2, 2022
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Ukrainian leader addresses Japanese students virtually  

NHK reported that Ukrainian President Zelenskyy delivered an online speech to some 350 students at Toyo University in Tokyo yesterday. The remarks were also livestreamed to 14 other colleges nationwide. “Normal society, normal country, and normal peace. These are what our country is trying to defend,” President Zelenskyy was quoted as saying. “The weapons used for fighting are not the only weapons.….Read more

  • July 5, 2022
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Kishida says price cap on Russian oil to be half of current price

Monday’s Yomiuri, Nikkei, and Mainichi wrote that Prime Minister Kishida said during a stump speech in Tokyo on Sunday that the price cap to be imposed on Russian oil as part of the sanctions on Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine will likely be around half the current purchase price. Referring to the joint communique released by the G7 leaders….Read more

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Senior Treasury official comments on price cap on Russian oil

The Saturday edition of Nikkei wrote that Brian Nelson, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, commented on the idea of imposing a price cap on Russian oil that was discussed at the G7 summit during an interview with the paper in Tokyo on Friday. The paper quoted him as saying that the idea is designed to….Read more

  • July 2, 2022
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Cartoon: Deliver Ukrainian wheat to Africa

  • July 1, 2022
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Cartoon: A Kyiv Publishing paperback

  • June 30, 2022
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NATO at “historic turning point,” calling Russia “most significant and direct threat” 

All national dailies reported on the “Strategic Concept” adopted by the NATO leaders on Wednesday, saying that in a major shift from its post-Cold War conciliatory approach to Moscow Russia is now “the most significant and direct threat” to the security of NATO. The organization also mentioned China for the first time in the document, which guides its actions for the….Read more

  • July 1, 2022
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Kishida says Japan elevated its relationship with NATO to new level 

Mainichi and Sankei wrote that Prime Minister Kishida told reporters after attending the NATO summit in Madrid that Japan and NATO agreed to elevate their relationship to a new level. The premier said that Japan will establish partnerships for freedom and democracy in Europe and the Indo-Pacific by strengthening cooperation with likeminded nations. Kishida added that at the trilateral summit….Read more

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Asia-Pacific Four meet on sidelines of NATO summit 

All national dailies noted that Prime Minister Kishida and South Korean President Yoon held a meeting with the prime ministers of Australia and New Zealand on the sidelines of the NATO summit yesterday. During the first-ever “AP4” summit, the participants reportedly confirmed collaboration for building a free and open Indo-Pacific with China’s maritime push in mind. While referring to Russia’s….Read more

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