After that, Abe may not be able to interpret the same message.
Russian Kremlin spokesman: Putin has a very good working relationship with Abe;
German Chancellor Angela Merkel: our cooperation is very good. Abe has always been committed to multilateralism;
British Prime Minister Johnson: Abe has achieved many great things for Japan and the world;
Very good, good, successful, meaningful
Its not just because he has been in office for 2803 days. The key is Abes diplomatic philosophy.
For example, although there is a territorial dispute over the four northern islands with Russia, one of the leaders Abe sees most is Putin.
Lu Yaodong, director of the Foreign Affairs Research Office of the Japanese Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, told Tan
But Abe proposed overlooking the earth diplomacy. Apart from the US Japan alliance, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa have also developed in an all-round way.
Abe announced his resignation at 4:00 a.m. Washington time on the 28th. U.S. President trump has just formally accepted the Republican presidential nomination the night before, the last day of the Republican National Congress.
Then he gave an hour long speech on the lawn outside the White House. Japan is not mentioned.
Another detail is that on the 28th of Washington time, Abes resignation was fermented for a day. But trump has been busy touting his achievements on social media and canvassing for himself.
He didnt think of Abe until 10:00 p.m. Washington time on the 28th and asked by a Reuters reporter.
I have great respect for Abe. He is a good friend of mine Im very upset about his situation.
Compared with good friends, there are more important things.
Giving up face and self degradation will not bring about equal response.
The relationship between Japan and the United States is a relationship of US Masters and Japanese subordinates. If the United States wants to show such a position, it can not express sympathy so quickly.
In contrast, other friends are more sincere.
Two kinds of mentality, how come?
Just one day after Abes resignation, Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono went to Guam to hold talks with US Defense Secretary esper.
One of the topics discussed by both sides is the land Aegis missile interception system to be deployed by the United States in two places in Japan, Akita Prefecture in the northeast and Yamaguchi in the southwest.
The two systems are the agreements negotiated last year. However, Japan has been dragging on until June this year. Finally, Japan made clear its attitude: stop the deployment.
The first thing that makes Japan unhappy is money.
Japan will spend US $4 billion on two systems, from armament to training and maintenance.
In addition, if the original plan is followed, Tokyo and Osaka, Japans most important cities, will not be protected at all. However, the United States territory of Hawaii and Guam are.
You have to pay yourself to be a bodyguard for others.
At the request of the United States, in the seven years from 2011 to 2018, Japans annual expenditure on us armaments has increased almost seven times.
First buy military aircraft, and then buy various supporting services.
By 2020, Japan has directly set two new records:
The balance of Japans arms loans to the United States reached 5.49 trillion yen, which is also the highest in history.
Japan may even need to use its supplementary budget to cope with major disasters or economic downturn to repay its loans.
Yang BOJIANG, director of the Institute of Japanese studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, summed up the following:
The contradictions between the United States and Japan can be summed up as economic exploitation and anti extraction, and political control and anti control.
The second half of the sentence is exactly the second reason why Japan is not willing to deploy the ABM system.
Japans security is basically dependent on the United States. MacArthur, the famous general of the United States, even directly said: Japan is the Western outpost of Chinas national defense..
If the United States wants to be the Asian police, Japan is the auxiliary police in the heart of the United States. The United States deployed the anti missile system to tie Japan more firmly to its chariot.
In July, Japans Ministry of economy, industry and Industry released Japans GDP data for the second quarter of 2020, with an annualized growth rate of - 27.8%, the worst performance after World War II.
Unfortunately, the trade friction between the United States and Japan began in the 1960s and 1970s. Until last year, the United States was threatening Japan with a 25% tariff on the auto industry.
Many people should remember the shock that the United States brought to Japan in 2017.
At that time, the new president of the United States signed his first presidential decree: withdrawal from the TPP (trans Pacific Partnership Agreement).
After painstaking efforts to reach a consensus, the United States, the largest economy in the TPP, exited after more than a year of operation.
Considering the policy of the U.S. government, it is hoped that Japan and China will cooperate to deal with trade protectionism.
How close can such distant relatives have?
Da Zhigang, director of Northeast Asia Research Institute of Heilongjiang Academy of Social Sciences, shared a data with Tan Zhu
During his term of office, Abe visited more than 80 countries, making him the most visited prime minister in Japans history.
It can be called flying man in the air.
Merkels praise of Abes commitment to multilateralism is not empty talk.
With this concept, Japan began to find friends all over the world.
In July 2017, the EU and Japan reached an agreement in principle on the economic partnership agreement. After the agreement comes into effect, 90% of the goods imported and exported by both sides will be exempted from tariff.
In February 2019, the agreement was formally implemented, and the worlds largest free trade zone was born.
According to the Japanese governments calculation, the free trade zone will boost Japans GDP by about 5.1 trillion yen a year and provide 290000 new jobs.
Britain and Japan, which are flying alone, have also paid a lot of attention.
As early as the UK was still arguing about brexit, Abe called on Britain to welcome it to join the TPP after its brexit.
Just this month, the trade talks between Britain and Japan have made substantial progress. According to both sides, the free trade agreement between Japan and Britain will come into force at the end of this year.
This is also the first trade agreement signed by Britain after its formal brexit. After the agreement, Britains imports from Japan will increase by 79%.
In addition to yuanjiao, Abe has been actively approaching in the Asia Pacific region.
Just two days before Abes resignation, Japan, together with many other countries, participated in the RCEP (regional comprehensive economic partnership agreement) ministerial video conference, promising to make efforts to sign the agreement as scheduled within this year.
This agreement is related to regional integration in the Asia Pacific region.
Xiang Haoyu, an expert on Japan at the Asia Pacific Institute of the Chinese Academy of international studies, told Tan
Distant relatives are better than near neighbors, the fate of all countries in Northeast Asia is the same. Japan attaches great importance to the regional cooperation in Northeast Asia mainly through the cooperation between China, Japan and South Korea. After all, Northeast Asia is the place for Japan to settle down.
In particular, focus on relations with China.
First, we have one positive attitude towards the one belt, one road initiative.
In 2018, one belt, one road initiative, proposed 5th anniversary. During the fourth Oriental Economic Forum held in the same year, when President Xi Jinping met with Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, he pointed out:
The one belt, one road initiative has provided new platforms and experimental fields for deepening Sino Japanese mutually beneficial cooperation.
One belt, one road one belt, one road, has been actively made public in recent years by Abe Shinzo. We look forward to the one belt and one road initiative to contribute to the prosperity and stability of the region and the world.
During the Spring Festival in 2019, Abe delivered a video address to the Chinese people directly in Chinese.
On August 29, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian also responded to the official resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, understands the principle of making more friends and achieving win-win cooperation, but some people pretend not to understand.
On the one hand, there are more and more familiar neighbors and on the other are distant relatives who only want to collect wool.
For the sake of Japans development and prosperity, it is the general trend to have a good relationship with neighbors. In the face of such a situation, Abe may have no choice but to withdraw.
There is a detail, Tan Zhu is very impressed.
In November 2016, US President trump was elected. Japanese Prime Minister Abe went to New York for his first meeting.
Knowing that U.S. President trump likes to play golf, Japanese Prime Minister Abe bought a set of Japans most advanced clubs for him.
This club, used to maintain relations with the United States, is a Japanese brand, but it is made by a Chinese enterprise.