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Japan’s diplomatic charm offensive in U.S. aims to keep Washington in committed relationship

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By Mary M McCarthy

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The 1960s were a long time ago, Kish.

Kishida hopes to assert Japan’s role as not just the U.S.’s strongest ally in East Asia, but also as co-steward of the “liberal international order” – that is, the global rules and agreements set up after World War II by leading economies.

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Japan still thinking they're relevant to global economy is so sad.

The only reason America humours them is that Japan is a convenient base to cover the threat of Russia and CCP in Pacific.

That's all nowadays.

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The only reason America humours them is that Japan is a convenient base to cover the threat of Russia and CCP in Pacific.

That's all nowadays.

Can't really argue that.

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As long as Biden is in the White House, the Japan-USA alliance is secure.

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Charm doesn't work on Trump. Money will up to a point. But when push comes to shove, American presidents will run with an America First policy regardless, as you might expect.

As with the Afghans, if America sees benefits in walking away, it will. So have a Plan B.

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GBR48May 2 11:02 pm JST

As with the Afghans, if America sees benefits in walking away, it will. So have a Plan B.

Japan is slightly more important in all respects than Afghanistan. Also a slightly more reasonable population.

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We spent trillions of dollars in Afghanistan, and much of that went into Swiss bank accounts. Our alliances with Japan and Ukraine do not compare.

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I am a 75 yr old American citizen. I am watching my government lie to the public. They are sending aid to Gaza while still giving billions of dollars to Israel. And weapons. Please Japan be careful with your alliance with the US. I am watching my country collapse.

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