Japan pushes new diplomatic profile

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The Bangkok Post

During Golden Week, around the first week of May, Japanese politicians will usually spend time at home with their constituencies and families. Not the prime minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, however. He knows full well that as the world’s third-largest economy, Japan’s wider diplomatic and security profile in the era of great disruption with the Russia-Ukraine war must be underlined. No time to waste. His five-nation tour will take him to the UK, Italy, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. During his visit to Bangkok from May 1-2, he has two main objectives: to highlight the importance of Thai-Jap…

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