AP Initiative Chairman Yoichi Funabashi wrote an op-ed, “How Japan Might Lose Out in the Korea Talks” for The New York Times, published on June 11, 2018.
In this article, Dr. Funabashi analyzes the risks to Japan and regional geopolitics from the summit meeting between Trump and Kim, which will be held on the day following the release of the op-ed. He underlines how Japan has been sidelined and its strategic imperatives are not taken seriously enough by President Trump. He identifies the dangerous impact upon the credibility of U.S. commitment to Japan’s security caused by a potential weakening of the U.S.-ROK alliance as an outcome of the summit.
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