US: Japan PM to be first foreign leader to meet Trump

After unprecedented victory last week. The US president-elected Donald Trump is due to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today. It’s a first meeting with a foreign leader since 9th november.

Shinzo Abe said he wanted to “build trust” and “work together for prosperity and world peace”, before leaving for his trip.

The Japan’s PM goes to New York in his trip for Asia-Pacific Trade summit in Peru.

The main concern is Defence affairs between both countries. Trump has upheld the right of Japan and South Korea to be held nuclear weapons.

Conclusion: Good Lucky, Abe.


Asia: Kim Jong-un says North Korea missiles can reach US in Pacific

After missile test made on Wednesday. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was quoted by state run news agency over that. He said missile tests have given his country “the sure capability to attack US interests in the Pacific”.

He called Wednesday’s twin tests a “great event” that strengthened the country’s nuclear attack capacity.

US and South Korea say the first test failed but the second showed what Japan called “some capability”.

Conclusion: The Silent North Korean Leader is very angry with US, South Korea and Japan after that.

Japan: economy falls back into recession again

Japan lives another economical crisis. The fourth time since 2008, Japanese economy falls back into recession. It shranks to 0.8% on third quarter. On second quarter, Japan’s economy has fallen to 0.7%. Economists said the weak data will put more pressure on the government and central bank to continue to stimulate the economy. Conclusion: More headaches for Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.

Asian ties

In Asian history, the ties between Japan, China and South Korea is so important for the world. On Sunday, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, South Korean president Park Geun-Kye and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has restored these ties and says they have “completely restored” trade and security ties, at their first meeting in three years.

They said in a statement they had agreed to resume regular trilateral meetings, not held since 2012. It’s is os important to keep peace on Asia. China and Japan has strained relations since Japanese leader Shinzo Abe adopts a nationalist doctrine on Japan’s politics like constitution review and his visits on Yasukuni shrine.

China is very warned over use of US warships on disputed islands on South China sea. Beijing has claimed that act as illegal. The territorial disputes and historical disagreements among those countries is the main concern for it. China want to increase cooperation with South Korea and restore economic ties with Japan despite Abe’s nationalism.

“We shared the view that trilateral cooperation has been completely restored on the occasion of this summit,” South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in a joint statement, quoted by AFP.

Park said the three leaders had agreed to work together to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a 16-nation free trade area favoured by Beijing.

She said they maintained their goal of “denuclearising” North Korea, AFP reported.

Among concerns and trust. China, Japan and South Korean restore that ties as the main reason to keep peace despite disputed islands and historical disagreements.

Asia: Japanese woman ‘held in China for spying’

The ties among China and Japan has strained today. A Japanese woman is being detained by the Chinese authorities on suspicion of spying, Japanese media has reported.

The unnamed woman from Tokyo, said to be in her 50s, worked at a language school in the Japanese capital. She was arrested while in Shanghai in June.

She is a fourth Japanese national arrested for spying charges by China since may

The Japan Times reported that the woman who is being held had made several recent visits to China. The purpose of her most recent visit to China was unclear, it said.

China’s foreign ministry confirmed at the end of September that two Japanese men were arrested in China on accusations of spying.

Japanese media reports said the men had been held since May, one in northern Liaoning province, the other in coastal Zhejiang province.

Japan’s top government spokesman denied at the time that Tokyo spies on foreign countries, insisting that his country was “not engaged in such activity”.

Conclusion: More troubles on Asia.

Asia: Japan to allow military role overseas in historic move

Despite clashes among MPs. The Japanese parliament approves the law which allows the use of military forces on overseas conflicts. It’s a victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Many opposition politicians has criticised the move. Under new law, Japan use the force in that cases:

  • when Japan is attacked, or when a close ally is attacked, and the result threatens Japan’s survival and poses a clear danger to people
  • when there is no other appropriate means available to repel the attack and ensure Japan’s survival and protect its people
  • use of force is restricted to a necessary minimum

Conclusion: Abenomics turns to Abemilitarism.

World Affairs: Japan PM Abe offers ‘deep repentance’ over war with US

In his speech for US congress. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he had visited the World War Two memorial in Washington and reflected upon the 400,000 American troops who died with “deep repentance in my heart”.

“My dear friends, on behalf of Japan and the Japanese people, I offer with profound respect my eternal condolences to the souls of all American people that were lost during World War Two,” he said, to warm applause.

Abe also acknowledged that Japan had “brought suffering to the peoples in Asian countries”, adding: “We must not avert our eyes from that.”

But he not recognises the fact of Asian women was forced to be sex slaves by Japanese officials.

Also, Abe urged lawmakers to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), “for the sake of our children and our children’s children”.

The TPP is aimed at liberalising markets in 12 countries and the US and Japan are among the biggest players.

Mr Abe said the deal was about spreading shared values of rule of law, democracy and freedom.

He added: “It is also about our security. Long-term, its strategic value is awesome. We should never forget that.

“Let us bring the TPP to a successful conclusion through our joint leadership.”

Conclusion: Japanese PM speak english very well.