‘Historically, wars are coups d’états in the interior of the political process. It’s usually invisible to outsiders and it usually doesn’t respond to outside activity. The war in Ukraine started with people who are non-historians reading the history of Russia, the way a non-historian is looking for something relevant today. So, whenever they think that they have some historical information, it’s always misinformation because it gets taken out of context.’
Péter Szijjártó emphasised that except for Germany and China, Hungary is the only country where all three German luxury car brands have factories, and three of the world’s top ten electric battery manufacturers are already present in Hungary.
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.
In the absence of a peace treaty with Russia, Japan has not yet practically ended WWII—and now it is acutely feeling the ominous signs of another global conflict. The island nation is trying to take control of its destiny under the shadow of today’s superpower militarisation and the war in Ukraine.
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.
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.
Minister Szijjártó awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic to Sato Yoshio, Chair of the Committee on Europe of Keidanren, the Japan Business Federation.
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.
After a decade of distrust of nuclear energy, Japan is set to return to nuclear power due to rising energy prices and shifting public opinion.
Japan lost a great patriot, and the world a great conservative leader in Abe Shinzo.
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