The Japan-Korea reconciliation is good news for both countries, the USA and the free world, and bad news for China, whose aggressive and threatening behaviour and wolf warrior diplomacy helped catalyse the process. Strengthening the trilateral security and military cooperation between the USA, Japan and Korea is definitely not something Beijing wanted to achieve with its aggressive posture. What we can expect from Beijing is now to try to drive a wedge between the newly found friends.
Retrospectively, one can say the coup had been in the making. But how unexpected it was is plainly demonstrated by an epic video on YouTube, in which a fitness trainer is holding a public dance workout session, totally oblivious to the motorcades of military vehicles roaring in the background, later capturing strategic buildings and institutions.
Low birth-rates and decreasing populations are not new problems in Japan or in other East Asian countries, most remarkably in South Korea or China. But this year, the situation has started turning really tragic in Japan. In 2022, first time in modern history, the number of births fell below 800,000.
Japan’s new National Security Strategy acknowledges that the balance of power has shifted significantly towards China, a country that has been going through a massive military build-up for decades.
It is important to mention that Europe, more precisely European football culture and Germany in particular, played a key role in the development and the successes of both the Japanese and the Korean team.
The Indo-Pacific is not only a geographical region but a strategic concept as well. The stability and the prosperity of the countries in the Indo-Pacific depend on the freedom and the order in the region. The elephant in the room is China.
Tibor Baranski saved the lives of no less than three thousand Hungarian Jews according to Yad Vashem in Israel, but the actual number could be as many as twelve to fifteen thousand.
Is it a wise move to put all our eggs in the electric basket and expose the whole European car industry to that risk? As opposed to the present monocultural love affair with EVs, the industry, the regulatory environment and subsidies should instead move towards diversification.
After being postponed due to the emerging global Covid pandemic and held under strange circumstances without spectators amidst political tension and the Covid hysteria fuelled by the media, a growing corruption scandal is now further tainting the troubled legacy of the Tokyo Olympics.
It is never a good idea for a political party, especially not for a conservative one, to tie up with obscure new religions. They can deliver effective help in the short term, but the price to be paid for it can be extremely high.
For years, nuclear energy has received the same treatment as nuclear weapons: green movements and climate fundamentalists have been trying to prevent its proliferation.
While Abe has become the face of Japan in the 2010s thanks to his unprecedently long tenure as PM, his state funeral stirred controversy and debate at home, which shows that his legacy is divided at home.
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