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Blinken to pay Abe condolence visit to Japan

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By MATTHEW LEE

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On the international stage, Abe will be remembered for "A free and open Indo-Pacific".

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Peace and stability in the indo-pacific has never been stronger

Ned Price obviously doesn't have a clue whats happening in the Indo-Pacific if he thinks the stability has never been stronger !

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'Blinken to pay Abe condolence visit to Japan'......... Er, why? I don't quite understand the point of it.

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Can anyone explain why Blinken has to personally come to Japan to express his condolences for a non-sitting PM whose assassination was purely a domestic affair? If he is coming to discuss other matters then it is quite understandable, but if the main purpose of his visit is to extend his sympathies (which he already has done in a few statements) then surely given the current state of geopolitics his time would be better spent elsewhere.

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bo …. It’s called respect…

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A sincere statement, of which he has already made a few, would amply extend an appropriate level of respect.

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No need to come here.

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He is in the region anyway. He can discuss some other political issues while in Japan, so it makes sense.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

It’s ok thanks

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