Поворот Синдзо Абэ в сторону Азии

ЛОНДОН – В течение прошлого года, отношения между тремя наиболее успешными экономиками Восточной Азии, то есть Японией, Южной Кореей и Китаем, постепенно, но неуклонно улучшались. Это очень примечательно, потому что их отношения друг с другом никогда не были легкими и складными. Позаботились об этом история ХХ века и их долгосрочные соперничества.

В августе этого года, когда премьер-министр Японии Синдзо Абэ будет давать важную речь по случаю 70-й годовщины окончания Второй мировой войны, у него есть шанс либо ускорить сближение или привести его в тупик. Учитывая его родословную наклонность к правому политическому спектру и ревизионистские взгляды об истории военной Японии, регион готовится к новой дипломатической турбулентности, которая последует за его речью.

Абэ должны помнить, что способность добиться иного результата находится полностью в его власти. Хотя вовсе не выступать было бы наиболее разумным выходом, он все еще может использовать эту возможность, чтобы укрепить имидж своей страны как положительной силы в Азии. Он должен принять все усилия, чтобы представить Японию как сильную страну, которая смотрит вперед, а не назад, и которая хочет внести свой вклад в экономическое развитие, мир и безопасность во всем мире, а особенно в Азии.

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