apanese policy-makers have jumped at the Ukraine crisis as an opportunity to boost the country’s credentials as a reliable member of the Western alliance—a goal stated clearly at every juncture.
Japan, however, went one step further than most, banning not only foreign visitors, but even foreign residents from re-entering the country.
Created in 2007, it is an ongoing informal dialogue between Australia, India, Japan, and the United States.
Currently, in many economies, including Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Eurozone, and Japan, real wages are falling.
The project is one of the world's largest LNG projects with an output of 12 million tons and accounts for about 4% of the world's liquefied natural gas production, mainly supplying Asian countries such as Japan, India, China, and South Korea.
On the other hand, central banks in most DEs and even Japan focus on real targets such as encouraging growth and increasing employment.
Even though the Gulf state claims it wants to export greater quantities of gas to Europe, most of its long-term gas contracts are held by Asian countries such as Japan, South Korea, and China, which cover more than 70% of Qatar’s annual gas exports.
Seeking to add further wins to its “island hopping” campaign, one mirrored on the United States’ strategy to dislodge Imperial Japan from its territorial conquests during the Second World War, Beijing has launched a charm offensive in the region with the aim of cutting off the US from its allies in Indo Pacific, but without firing a shot.
Similarly, increasing the number of the UN Security Council permanent members by adding countries like India, Japan, and Germany, could only increase the risk of confronting more vetoes and further stack the system in favor of certain members.
Other major countries include Canada, India, Brazil, Turkey, Japan, and the European continent.
o liberate Asia Pacific from Japanese Imperialist Forces during the Second World War, the United States devised an “island hopping” strategy meant to secure as many islands as possible, with the aim of forcing the enemy back to its home soil.
Read: Ukraine: The Lesson Japanese Policy-Makers Won’t LearnChina is Myanmar’s top arms supplier, but it also provides support to armed militia groups along its border, and therefore Russia allows the Myanmar military to balance its reliance on China.
Read: Ukraine: The Lesson Japanese Policy-Makers Won’t LearnUkraine started a massive reorganization and modernization process of its armed forces in late 2014.
” The rising defense budget trend all over Europe has also become a source of inspiration for Japan.
Foreign fighters reportedly came from 52 countries including the United States, France, and Japan.
, the UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, and Taiwan have also backed the case.
Some middle powers such as Turkey are traditionally seen as key military allies by the West, while others such as Canada and Japan are considered major trade partners.
The Belarusian regime was condemned for its decision to support Russia, eventually becoming the target of further sanctions due to the “support for, and facilitation of, the invasion” of Ukraine by Russia, which were introduced by the United States on February 24, and followed by the UK and Japan shortly after.
, Australia, India and Japan, is another example of the way in which the Biden administration has prioritized international alliances in the face of Chinese imperialist ambitions, a move that now looks ever more salient in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.