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Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics

In response to the Chinese human rights violations in Xinjiang, the United States White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki released a statement on December 6, 2021, that the United States will move forward on their diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Following the lead of the United States, other countries includingContinue reading “Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics”

10 Chinese and Russian Naval Vessels Circumnavigate Japan

Just 8 days before the Japanese national election took place, on October 23, 2021, the Chinese and Russian naval vessels crossed the Osumi Strait. In effect, the 5 Chinese and 5 Russian naval vessels circumnavigated the island of Japan, starting from the Tsugaru Strait and ending in Osumi Strait. The annual provocation from the ChineseContinue reading “10 Chinese and Russian Naval Vessels Circumnavigate Japan”

Japanese LDP Victorious in the General Election

The general election of the lower house of the Japanese parliament convened on October 31, 2021. Even though the result of the election portrayed another strong performance by the governing Liberal Democratic Party, the majority of the media have been depicting a grim election result for the LDP running up to the election. Major JapaneseContinue reading “Japanese LDP Victorious in the General Election”

New 100th Prime Minister of Japan

The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (自由民主党) commonly referred to as “Jiminto” in Japanese, held their party leader election on September 29, 2021. The party leader election chooses their party president for the next 4 years, while presidents who’ve won the election held between periodic 4-year elections only serving the remainder of their predecessor. TheContinue reading “New 100th Prime Minister of Japan”

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to Resign

The Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on September 3 announced that he would not be running in the upcoming Liberal Democratic Party “Jiminto” presidential election. His decision to refrain from running in the next presidential election came days after the speculation into decisions he will have to make for the House of Representatives election. WithContinue reading “Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to Resign”

France and Japan: COVID-19 Vaccine

In France, the parliament passed a bill requiring vaccine proof or negative COVID-19 tests in order to enter restaurants or domestic travel. President Emmanuel Macron visited health centers as he condemned the anti-vax protestors for their lack of responsibility, “That is not freedom, that is called irresponsibility, that is called selfishness.” President Macron then wentContinue reading “France and Japan: COVID-19 Vaccine”

2020 Tokyo Olympics and COVID-19 Measures

While the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have been widely contested, principally in Japan amongst the citizens fearing for the further COVID-19 spread, the Japanese Government has displayed an eagerness to open the festivity with a numbered spectators or no spectators depending on the conditions. At this moment in time, the Olympics committee in Japan determinedContinue reading “2020 Tokyo Olympics and COVID-19 Measures”

G7 Summit: Build Back Better

On June 11, 2021, 7 heads of state arrived in the United Kingdom for the G7 summit held in Cornwall. 7 attending nations for the first round of the summit are the United Kingdom as the host nation, the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan. Along with the 7 heads of state (PrimeContinue reading “G7 Summit: Build Back Better”

Japan Donates COVID-19 Vaccines to Taiwan

On June 4, 2021, Taiwan received 1.24 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from Japan for free of charge. As a result, Taiwan was able to double their amount of COVID-19 vaccine stock. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi gave a statement over the vaccine donations to Taiwan in his press conference, where he stated theContinue reading “Japan Donates COVID-19 Vaccines to Taiwan”