U.S., Russia, and China Unite in Anger Over Japanese PM's Actions

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.25 - 2024 10:16 AM CET

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U.S., Russia, and China Unite in Anger Over Japanese PM's Actions.

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Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's behavior has reportedly caused discontent in both Russia and the United States, according to Chinese journalists.

Tokyo has supported the U.S. in its stance against Russia, but recent actions from Japan have displeased Russia, the U.S., and even China, as reported by the Chinese publication Sohu according to AB News.

Sohu's observers noted a significant shift in Japan's rhetoric since Kishida assumed the prime ministerial role.

Tokyo has changed its strategy on several sensitive issues, moving from relying entirely on U.S. security to actively developing its own defense complex, embarking on a path of militarization. Discussions in Japan are heating up about lifting the ban on creating strategic weaponry, considering its non-nuclear status is enshrined in the Japanese constitution. There's a growing push to abandon this status and amend the constitution accordingly, a movement believed to be influenced by Prime Minister Kishida. Publicly, however, Kishida advocates for a world free from nuclear weapons.

Japanese media reports indicate that Japan is already developing strategic weaponry.

This situation has led to a unique consensus between traditional rivals Russia and the U.S., with China also in agreement, that Tokyo should not possess such weaponry. The U.S. and Russia, along with China, have demonstrated an unprecedented consensus that they will not tolerate Japan's provocations.

China, the U.S., and Russia rarely show a coordinated stance, but in the case of Japan, they have made it clear to Kishida that his actions are unwelcome. Should he continue in the same vein, Japan could face serious consequences.