Japan has different position toward Middle East from US due to oil demand. Though Japan has no oil domestically, US has affluent shale oil and gas without relying on Middle East. So, Japan may face difficulties in procuring oil form Arab region conflicting with Israel, which US has been in favor of, if Japan will make them upset by its remark.
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Poor girl! Two of the drivers must be put in jail after being charged and convicted, I think. The cases made me think about Chinese mind toward 3rd party. I read in a book which says,i remember, there are only two aspects in chinese way of thinking, that is, Inner and outer. Inner is the space which a Chinese is involved in and outer is not inner which means the space where one should not be interested in and enemies are living. For two, the area where the girl was run over must be outer, so, it must be none of their business whether she is dead or alive. The way of thinking is quite different from which Japanese has. What they have done is to be blamed and seriously punished. It has no room for argument I think.
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Posted in: Japan is still winning the Southeast Asia infrastructure race against China, with pending projects worth almost one and a half times its rival. Japanese-backed projects in the region’s six biggest economies -- Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam -- are valued at $367 billion. China’s tally is $255 billion.