Search: Shinzo Abe,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 Russia–Japan 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

... Russian culture and, given a goal-orientated policy, it will improve Russia’s image. Russian businesspersons said that the Russia–Japan investment fund had received more applications than it could cope with financially. *** Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Russia on May 25–26; his visit should be treated as another working one intended to put into practice previously achieved arrangements and promote further development of relations in the economy and energy, as well as cultural and humanitarian cooperation....


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 ... ... 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

... United States and France, and the establishment of this format with India is in the making. Shinzo Abe was the only leader of the then-G8, who attended the opening of the Olympics in Sochi. In addition to interest in natural resource cooperation with Russia, Shinzo Abe and his National Security Advisor Shotaro Yachi were guided by realpolitik considerations, in particular the desire to counterbalance the rise of China and to promote the settlement of the North Korean nuclear issue. This has laid an unprecedented ...


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

... Japan’s national security; second, Japan concentrates its effort on economic growth, out of which American military 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 against his teacher. The only issue is when and how. For Japan, the time is now, at least in part. As the Ukrainian crisis ...


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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