Volume 2, Issue 4

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October - December 2000 · Published: Jan 2001

Daily Digest

The Diplomat – The Elephant in the Room: An Imminent Danger to the Japan-US Alliance

On April 11, Prime Minister Kishida Fumio became only the second Japanese prime minister to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress.

The Diplomat – Deeper and Wider Defense Integration Tops Japan-US Summit Agenda

After wide-ranging talks on bilateral, regional, and international issues in Washington, U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio have agreed to deepen and widen defense and security cooperation as “Global Partners for the Future.”

South China Morning Post – South China Sea: Philippines, US, Japan to step up maritime cooperation to deter Beijing’s aggression

The trilateral summit in Washington between the leaders of the Philippines, United States and Japan saw a number of announcements focused on strengthening maritime defence cooperation in the South China Sea to counter Beijing’s increasingly aggressive actions in the disputed waters.

South China Morning Post – How could an Aukus role for Tokyo affect China’s ties with Japan?

With Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Washington this week, the talk on both sides of the Pacific was of a potential tie-up between Tokyo and Aukus.

Associated Press – US, Japan and South Korea hold drills in disputed sea as Biden hosts leaders of Japan, Philippines

A U.S. carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has held a two-day joint exercise with its allies Japan and South Korea as U.S. President Joe Biden met for talks with leaders from Japan and the Philippines at the White House.

Nikkei Asia – Japan’s Kishida says U.S. not alone in upholding world order

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told U.S. legislators Thursday that Washington does not have to single-handedly shoulder the responsibility of upholding the international order — and that Japan is ready to be a “shipmate” in that endeavor.