Japan

| JAPAN

The prime minister urged ministers to review their ties with the Unification Church after the attack on Shinzo Abe. The new cabinet is designed to balance the various factions within the Liberal Democratic Party. Approval rating drops to around 50 per cent, the lowest point recorded by the current administration.


At the end of last year, most of the world’s 53 new nuclear reactor projects concerned Asia. Construction time is decreasing. Growth is driven by China, followed by India, Japan and South Korea.

| 27/07/2022
| ASIA
by Guido Alberto Casanova

A US State Department report reveals poor preformance. A controversial apprenticeship programme set up in 1993 continues to allow the exploitation of migrant workers. The efforts of the organisation that is supposed to oversee the initiative are insufficient.

 

 

| 27/07/2022
| JAPAN

With its anti-globalisation and anti-immigration stance, Sanseito won 5.9 per cent of the vote among the twentysomethings while support for the Liberal Democratic Party in the same age group dropped below 40 per cent, the first time in years. The new party also wants to boost military spending and change the country’s "pacifist" Constitution.

| 25/07/2022
| JAPAN

According to the Chinese, the document denigrates their government's military policy. Japan aims for growth in military spending to 2 percent of GDP. Kishida administration: Russian attack on Ukraine risks becoming a precedent for Chinese aggression against Taiwan.

| 23/07/2022
| CHINA - JAPAN
by Guido Alberto Casanova

Investigators increasingly see a connection between the former Japanese leader’s murder and the resentment his assassin, Tetsuya Yamagami, felt towards the religious sect for getting his mother to squander the family’s assets. In a letter he describes Abe as one the “influential sympathizers of the Unification Church” even though the link did not go beyond political considerations.

| 18/07/2022
| JAPAN

On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.

| 27/10/2020
| VATICAN
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