Sunday, January 31, 2010

Stronger alliance is on the way

The Japan Times published an op-ed written by Hisahiko Okazaki, a former Japanese diplomat, on January 31, 2010.

“The relationship of trust between Japan and the United States is in its worst state ever,” said Okazaki.

He compared the current situation to the Nixon Shocks. That comparison seems very ironic given that Japan and America were working very closely together back then.

Okazaki said that Japan would deal with important alliance issues, including Article 9, once a conservative government assumed power.

“The relationship of trust between Japan and the U.S. will eventually be restored and the tim
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e will come when the alliance relationship will be strengthened,” said Okazaki. “Until then I do hope the U.S. side will be patient.”

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