Thursday, December 14, 2006

A son also rises

For the collectors of Jun-chan memorabilia, I believe the below to be a first briefing paper from the second chip off the old block (currently doing an internship at CSIS in Washington):

The U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement Tests Japan's Proactive Diplomacy
Shinjiro Koizumi

India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, will visit Tokyo from December 13 to 16 for a summit meeting with his counterpart, Shinzo Abe. The two are expected to discuss many issues, including an economic partnership agreement (EPA), Abe's interest in promoting four-party talks among Japan, the United States, India, and Australia, and even the U.S.-India nuclear agreement approved recently by the U.S. Congress. This agreement has attracted little public attention despite the fact that Japan will have to take a clear stand on the issue as a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Will Japan support the deal or veto it? The more accurate question appears to be when Japan will declare its support, given Abe’s proactive diplomatic agenda...

Yes, they are everywhere...the probing, internationalist, incipient, English-speaking elite...

Be afraid for your beautiful Japan, Minister Ibuki.

Be very, very afraid.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is actually his second piece! Co-authored his first with Mike Green. I really don't think there is much to be afraid of in Jr's English skills, however.

A Washington discontent