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Should Japan continue to support the US-led international order?

Posted by seumasach on November 20, 2018

East Asia Forum

2nd October, 2018

Since the end of World War II, Japans defence and security policy has always been built around a single premise — an international order based on US primacy.

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Japan will pour $200 billion into global infrastructure

Posted by seumasach on February 28, 2018

Whereas the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue(QUAD) aims to counter Chinese influence under the auspices of the USA, the result may not be all that Washington hopes. Note that Japan in mimicking China’s global infrastructure projects by investing in, amongst other places , Russia. The Quad may turn out to be a vehicle for Japanese strategic autonomy in a world where an economically and politically the USA is no longer capable of leadership.

Asian Review

9th June, 2016

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to invest $200 billion in the coming five years to build roads, power plants and ports around the world.

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Tokyo to cease support for Western occupation of Afghanistan

Posted by smeddum on October 13, 2009

Tokyo to cease support for Western occupation of Afghanistan

Tuesday 13 October 2009

Morning Star

Japan said on Tuesday that it will end its support for the US occupation of Afghanistan and pull its naval ships out of the Arabian Sea in the New Year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Japan ready to withdraw support for Afghanistan war

Posted by smeddum on September 17, 2009

Japan ready to withdraw support for Afghanistan war

Richard Lloyd Parry in Tokyo

From Times Online
September 16, 2009
Yukio Hatoyama’s choice of Defence Minister suggests that he will keep an election pledge to withdraw from the Afghanistan campaign
Japan’s new Defence Minister is a strong opponent of the country’s military support for the US, making it more likely than ever that the Government of Yukio Hatoyama will withdraw its naval ships from the war in Afghanistan early next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Incoming Tokyo government threatens split with US

Posted by seumasach on September 13, 2009

A split is emerging between the United States and Japan over the new Tokyo government’s anti-globalisation rhetoric and its threats to end a refueling agreement for US ships in support of the war in Afghanistan.

Telegraph

11th September, 2009

Yukio Hatoyama, the leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, has caused alarm in Washington after publishing an article blaming the US for the ills of capitalism, the global economy and “the destruction of human dignity”.

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