Suga emerges as favorite to succeed Japan’s pro-Trump Prime Minister Abe

Suga emerges as favorite to succeed Japan’s pro-Trump Prime Minister Abe

FPI / September 10, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is expected to succeed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has nurtured security alliances in Asia to counter China while boosting Japan’s military under the post World War II pacifist constitution. Abe announced late last month that he is resigning due to health problems. […]

$23 billion F-35 sale to Japan called ‘major contribution’ to deterring China

$23 billion F-35 sale to Japan called ‘major contribution’ to deterring China

by WorldTribune Staff, July 24, 2020 Japan has purchased 105 F-35A and F-35B strike fighters from the United States in one of the largest foreign military sales ever. The deal for the Lockheed Martin-produced jets is worth $23.11 billion. The F-35A variant takes off from a normal runway while the F-35B is a jump jet […]

Japan’s Abe calls for considering nation’s preemptive strike capability

Japan’s Abe calls for considering nation’s preemptive strike capability

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2020 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that the country should consider acquiring preemptive strike capability amid ongoing regional threats, including escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula. He made no specific mention of Chinese military aggression believed by analysts to have been a primary factor behind his statement. Abe […]

Japan joins U.S. efforts to secure strategic underwater cables

Japan joins U.S. efforts to secure strategic underwater cables

FPI / May 18, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com The top technology issue after 5G is the world’s network of undersea cables, a U.S. government official told a Japanese researcher during a meeting in Washington, D.C. in early March. As much as 99 percent of communications and data transmitted across the globe are made possible through the undersea […]

China will take big hit from U.S. and Japanese firms leaving

China will take big hit from U.S. and Japanese firms leaving

WorldTribune, April 23, 2020 Analysis by Paul Crespo China may lose big as foreign firms relocate out of the country and move elsewhere in the aftermath of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is most concerned about the large-scale business withdrawal from U.S. and Japanese firms operating in China. As noted […]

Japan airlines fly empty to sustain ‘transport infrastructure’

Japan airlines fly empty to sustain ‘transport infrastructure’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 19, 2020 The two leading airlines in Japan have maintained near normal domestic flight schedules amid the coronavirus crisis, even though most flights have less then 10 passengers, if any at all, a report said. “The government has declared an emergency, but hasn’t asked the airlines to reduce flights — rather […]

Japan to subsidize companies’ withdrawal from China

Japan to subsidize companies’ withdrawal from China

by WorldTribune Staff, April 10, 2020 The disruption of supply chains due to the Wuhan coronavirus crisis has led Japan to set aside ¥243.5 billion (nearly $2.5 billion U.S.) of its economic support package to help manufacturers shift production out of China. The funds include ¥220 billion for companies shifting production back to Japan and […]

Japan’s prime minister declares emergency, but no U.S.-style lockdown

Japan’s prime minister declares emergency, but no U.S.-style lockdown

by WorldTribune Staff, April 6, 2020 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday said he will declare a state of emergency in seven prefectures but added that the declaration does not amount to a lockdown. Japan’s approach, like Sweden’s, is less radical than that imposed on the USA. Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Osaka, Hyogo and […]

Top Japanese official: Rename WHO the ‘China Health Organization’

Top Japanese official: Rename WHO the ‘China Health Organization’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 2, 2020 The World Health Organization (WHO) has essentially become China’s accomplice in the coronavirus outbreak and should be renamed the “China Health Organization,” Japan’s deputy prime minister said. “Early on, if the WHO had not insisted to the world that China had no pneumonia epidemic, then everybody would have taken […]

Olympics will be postponed for one year, Japan’s Abe says

Olympics will be postponed for one year, Japan’s Abe says

by WorldTribune Staff, March 25, 2020 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach on Tuesday announced that the 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be postponed for about one year due to the coronavirus crisis. The opening ceremony had been planned for July 24 in Tokyo. “[T]he IOC president and […]

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