Shinzo Abe: Diplomacy and scandals heap pressure on Japan's PM

Shinzo Abe: Diplomacy and scandals heap pressure on Japan's PM
 

It is no exaggeration to say that the bolt out of the blue commitment by US President Donald Trump to sit down for talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has had a severe impact on Japan's government.
A carefully crafted, US-Japan co-ordinated strategy - of unremitting political and economic pressure on North Korea - has been a replaced by a new unilateral US policy of (albeit perhaps temporary) moderation.
The shift is informed by Mr Trump's confident optimism that he will be able to reach a deal to negotiate away the North's nuclear weapons and advanced missile programme.
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14 March 2018 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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