Dr Yoichi Funabashi, RJIF Chairman was interviewed by Mr Greg Sheridan, a foreign affairs journalist and commentator for ‘The Australian’ who specialises in Asian politics. Dr Funabashi’s comments appeared in the article, “Japan sees Chinese hand in decision to overlook Soryu”, that analyses the Japanese reactions towards the Australian government’s decision to reject Japan’s submarine bid.
He introduced Dr Funabashi as “the most influential foreign affairs commentator in modern Japan, now head of a prestigious think tank and a former newspaper editor, a widely read columnist and author of countless internationally acclaimed books on Asian politics, geo-strategic issues, regional co-operation and the US alliance system”.
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