Search: Shinzo Abe,Japan,Russia (6 materials)

Shinzo Abe’s Indo-Pacific Doctrine: The Foundation of Japan’s Future Foreign Policy

One would hope that Japan will be further interested in preventing the Indo-Pacific concept from transforming into an additional source of tension in RussiaJapan relations Shinzo Abe’s recent decision to step down as Prime Minister has been one of the most noteworthy international events of recent times. This news, however, came from a country where the early resignation of a prime minister is nothing out of the ordinary....


Asymmetry and Development of Russia-Japan Relations

Are RussiaJapan relations at an impasse and could Shinzo Abe’s latest visit to Russia be called unproductive? On May 25–26, 2018, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe made an official visit to Russia. This is Mr. Abe’s 21 st meeting with Vladimir Putin, which is truly unprecedented for RussiaJapan relations. On May 25, Prime Minister Abe took part in the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum together with the ...


Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe: Moving Upward

On December 15–16, Vladimir Putin visited Japan. The meetings with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held in Nagato (Yamaguchi Prefecture) and Tokyo resulted in several important agreements, indicating the progress in ... ... conditions to solve the peace treaty problem. It was decided to immediately start consultations on seeking special regime to ensure Japan’s economic presence in the Islands. The leaders’ statements note that through consultations Russia and Japan may achieve signing a separate international treaty on this matter. According to the joint statement, simultaneous ...


Sakura Branch behind Frosted Shutters

Why Shinzo Abe’s rule does not close the window of opportunity in Russian-Japanese relations Notwithstanding the Japanese prime minister’s expected absence on Red Square on Victory Day, the end of May 2015 was marked by intensified contacts between Moscow and Tokyo. Both sides gave signals towards resuming the dialogue,...


The Weakest Link in the Western Sanction Chain. Russian-Japanese Solidarity during the Ukrainian Crisis

Some argue that the American-Japanese relationship is akin to a tsar-servant hierarchy of command. However, I would describe their ties as that of a teacher-student ... ... endeavors are supported; and lastly, Japan follows the American lead, anytime, anywhere, no matter what. Why is it so important that Russia understand these principles? The answer is because, as we all know, even the most diligent student will eventually rebel ...


Japan: The Liberal Democrats Are Back in the Game

A Window of Mutual Goodwill: Japanese-Russian Relations Led by Shinzo Abe, the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP) recently won elections to the Diet’s lower house and returned to power, following its drawn out defeat in 2009 at the hands of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ). After maverick party leader ...


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