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House Speaker Pelosi reiterates U.S. commitment to Taiwan 

All national dailies reported extensively on House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, including her meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday during which she said she made the visit to “make it unequivocally clear that we will not abandon our commitment to Taiwan and we are proud of our enduring friendship.” Pelosi also reportedly stated: “The world faces a choice….Read more

  • August 4, 2022
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House Speaker Pelosi to hold talks with Kishida 

Nikkei wrote that Prime Minister Kishida is making arrangements to hold talks with House Speaker Pelosi in Tokyo on Friday. The paper speculated that Kishida is hoping to discuss the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and other issues and reaffirm the commitment to strengthening the U.S.-Japan Alliance to achieve a free and open Indo-Pacific. 

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Japan closely watching U.S.-China dispute over Taiwan 

Mainichi speculated that amid growing tensions between the United States and China over House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the GOJ is closely watching the situation to see whether the dispute between the two countries will have a direct impact on the security situation in East Asia while trying to avoid provoking Beijing. Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno told reporters on Wednesday….Read more

  • August 4, 2022
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Chinese Embassy, Russian Foreign Ministry issue statements on Pelosi’s Taiwan visit 

Nikkei wrote that on Tuesday the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo released a statement on House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. According to the paper, the statement said the issue of Taiwan is connected to China’s core interests and the political foundation of Japan-China relations. The statement also urged Japan to prevent the wrong signal from being sent to the separatist….Read more

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U.S., Japanese senior security officials discuss U.S.-Japan Alliance 

Nikkei wrote that National Security Advisor Sullivan and Secretary General of National Security Secretariat Akiba held talks for about one hour at the White House on Tuesday. The paper wrote that the two officials discussed strengthening the deterrence and response capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance with China’s military advancement in the Indo-Pacific region in mind. 

  • August 4, 2022
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GOJ spokesperson comments on Taiwan

NHK reported that Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno told the press this morning that although the GOJ is not in a position to comment on House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, Japan hopes the Taiwan issue will be resolved peacefully through dialogue. He also reportedly disclosed that Japan expressed concern to China over the fact that Japan’s EEZ is included in….Read more

  • August 3, 2022
  • , NHK, TV Asahi
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NHK journalists’ views on House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

An NHK correspondent in Beijing commented that China is reacting sharply to House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan as it came only five days after the Biden-Xi talks during which the Chinese leader warned the United States not to interfere in Taiwan affairs. The reporter noted that immediately after Pelosi’s arrival in Taiwan, multiple Chinese agencies released statements expressing opposition….Read more

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House Speaker Pelosi to have breakfast with PM Kishida in Japan

Fuji TV reported that it learned from multiple GOJ sources that House Speaker Pelosi will visit Japan on Aug. 4 and exchange views with Prime Minister Kishida over breakfast at the Prime Minister’s Residence on Aug. 5. The network said attention will be focused on what Kishida will say about Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. TBS also reported that Pelosi is….Read more

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Commentary: Pelosi’s Taiwan visit is a move without a strategy

U.S. House speaker’s initiative lacks consistency with Biden policy toward China   MASAHIRO OKOSHI, Nikkei Washington bureau chief   WASHINGTON — Deterring China’s efforts to alter the status quo in the South and East China seas ultimately comes down to U.S. power. Whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan advances those efforts is questionable.   Her visit, against the….Read more

  • August 3, 2022
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Secretary Blinken refers to Abe in remarks at NPT review conference 

Mainichi wrote that Secretary of State Blinken referred to former Prime Minister Abe in his remarks to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference on Monday. The paper quoted the Secretary as saying in a closing statement that Abe was deeply committed to nuclear nonproliferation throughout his career. “In 2016, Prime Minister Abe and President Obama made an historic visit to Hiroshima….Read more

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