Abe and trump Putonghua after his resignation: the importance of the Japan US alliance remains unchanged

 Abe and trump Putonghua after his resignation: the importance of the Japan US alliance remains unchanged

Previously reported:

Before he leaves office, Abe has to make an important phone call to trump, the closest person

Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to hold telephone talks with U.S. President trump on May 31, and coordination has started, Kyodo news agency quoted sources as saying.

Abe is expected to directly inform him that he has to resign in the middle of his term because of the recurrence of his chronic disease ulcerative colitis, the report said. In addition, Abe intends to point out in the telephone conversation that the importance of the Japan US alliance will remain unchanged after the new prime minister takes office, and seeks understanding on strengthening the relations between the two countries.

In view of Japans abandonment of the land-based Aegis system for its land-based missile interception system, he may explain the discussion on the new missile defense system.

NHK reported that Abe plans to speed up the discussion process within the government on the new security strategy including the missile defense system, and strive to work out the general direction before officially leaving office.

After Abe announced that he would resign due to illness, former US national security adviser Bolton wrote an article in the Washington Post praising Abe as the most important leader of postwar Japan. Under Abes government, Japan US alliance has been obviously strengthened.. (resignation) is a great loss to both countries. .

Bolton pointed out that, on the one hand, Abe did not like other US allies to deaden the trade issues with the United States, but constantly played down these conflicts. On the other hand, for trump, who is easy to lose his way in response to the denuclearization of North Korea, Abe is like a heavy metal chain, tying the president closer to reality..

Bolton had previously disclosed in his book the room where the incident happened: A Memoir of the White House that trump listed British Prime Minister Johnson and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the most intimate leaders. Among the countries in the world, the leaders with the best personal relationship with trump are Abe.

In an interview with Kyodo News Agency on the 28th, senior officials of the trump government also praised: Abes idea of free and open India Pacific is closely coordinated with Trumps idea, and has achieved a leap forward development through Japan us cooperation. The United States will join hands with Prime Minister Abes successor to further strengthen ties between the two countries and promote common goals.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Biden also made a statement on twitter on the 28th, saying thanks for the friendship and (Abes) leadership. Biden met with Abe many times during his tenure as vice president of the former Obama administration.

But Trumps reaction to plastic friendship was not as strong as he thought.

On the evening of 28th local time, trump said on Air Force One: I would like to pay my highest respect to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe... (he is) my good friend, and I feel very sorry for that. Trump also praised Abe for loving his country and said he would talk to Abe.

In contrast, trump obviously did not invest Abe in this friendship. When trump won the presidential election in 2016, but before he officially took office in the White House, Abe, as the Japanese Prime Minister, flew to the United States in person, had a close interaction with the future president of the United States, and gave trump a golf club.

Bolton also describes a funny story: trump is interested in Abes father, who served in the Japanese kamikaze forces (a series of suicide attack forces in late World War II), and often mentions it to show the strength of the Japanese and Abe family.

However, it is embarrassing that trump once mentioned Abes father and said that he regretted not being able to participate in the suicide attack of the Kobe special attack team and his failure to be loyal to the emperor of Japan.

He didnt seem to realize that if Abes father did commit that suicide attack, there would be no Abe (born in 1954), he quipped.

According to the latest news from Kyodo news agency, Japanese Chief Housing Minister Kan Yiwei decided to run for president of the Liberal Democratic Party. It is reported that Kan Yiwei has told the LDP Secretary General Erjie Junbo that he plans to run for the LDP president election.

Born in 1948, Mr. Kan is now Japans chief Housing Minister and a right-hand man for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Abe joined the cabinet for the first time in September 2006.

Abe repeatedly stressed before his resignation that a policy should not be changed and that his successor must strictly abide by it

Shinzo Abe, the former Prime Minister of Japan, is considered to be a very tough leader in diplomacy. During his term of office, he preferred to develop Japans military strength. Strengthening the construction of Japans national defense force is his important measure. With Abes resignation, it is still uncertain whether his policy will be extended in the next term. However, before leaving his post, Abe specifically appealed to his next term to abide by a principle and not to change it.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who announced his resignation, said that the abolition of nuclear weapons is an unshakable policy of the Japanese government, and the next Japanese government must adhere to this policy as an important task and must never give up this point, China daily.com reported on Aug. Abe, who was troubled by his illness, did not forget to remind his successors of this issue before leaving office, and repeatedly stressed that it was a very important event in his mind to abolish the nuclear weapons policy.

Although Abe is very complicated and can not be evaluated in a few words, stupidity obviously does not apply to him. This politician is very smart and calculating, otherwise he will not become the longest serving prime minister in Japanese history. Abe has been in power for nine years, and has made remarkable achievements. Abe may also be the most successful and popular prime minister in postwar Japan.

The reason why Abe adopted this attitude should be the conclusion drawn after sufficient consideration. First of all, from a purely military point of view, Japan is not suitable for nuclear war with other countries. As an island country, Japan is narrow and densely populated. If the main population gathering area is hit by a nuclear bomb, the losses will be very heavy, and there is not much place to escape. Secondly, Japan is close to the two big powers in East Asia, so it is very disadvantageous for Japan to confront these two big powers with nuclear bombs, especially against Russia. Russias core region is in Europe, far from Japan, but Tokyo is too close to the east of Russia. Thirdly, Japan lacks the most concealed nuclear submarine among its nuclear forces, while the safety and reliability of air-based and land-based nuclear forces are insufficient. Even if Japan develops nuclear weapons, it will not gain advantages.

Whats more, as a defeated country in World War II, Japan itself is not allowed to develop offensive military weapons. If it openly develops nuclear weapons against the world trend, Japan will never have a good end. Therefore, even Abe, who hopes to boost Japans military strength, knows that Japan must not possess nuclear weapons. Although exaggerated, there is a saying that basically accurately describes the fact that the day Japan possesses nuclear weapons, it will be Japans last day. Therefore, even if Abe resigned, he did not forget to remind future generations that Japan must not cross this red line. It can be seen that his mind is still very clear.

However, for the world powers, the pursuit is different from that of other countries, and the consideration of absolute security is also different from that of other countries. The nuclear weapons of the five permanent members are still necessary. Otherwise, the party with the absolute advantage of conventional military forces will probably not let other countries develop peacefully. In the 1990s, there was no essential gap between Chinas military technology and Iraqs. If we didnt have a nuclear bomb, we could imagine what we would have been bullied into. Nuclear deterrence is a double-edged sword. It can not only maintain peace, but also destroy peace, depending on whose hands it is in.

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