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Japan’s military, the oddly named Self Defense Forces, is extremely powerful. While it flies under the radar – intentionally so – if a shooting war were to break out in East Asia, Japan would hold its own against South Korea and maybe even China for now.
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A Japanese generic company, Sawai Pharmaceutical Co. is planning to actively work on lawsuits in the US in cooperation with its US subsidiary, Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc., the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (the Daily Industrial News) reported on August 25. Sawai acquired Upsher-Smith for $1,050 million on May 31 this year.
Source: East Asia Forum
Author: Vinod Saighal, New Delhi
Analysts across the world have begun to justify North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s brinkmanship on the grounds that he is securing the longevity of his regime against any action that the United States might take. As long as Kim knows that China will not join hands with the United States in taking him out, he will keep upping the ante — thumbing his nose, so to say, at the United States.
Missiles are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of North Korea’s founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, 15 April 2017. (Photo: Reuters/Sue-Lin Wong).
US President Donald Trump may threaten fire and fury and an unimaginable scale of destruction, but he knows that the United States is on the horns of a dilemma. And now Russia too has come out in opposition to unilateral US action, insisting that dialogue is the only way out.
By the looks of it, Kim is not likely to stop his brinkmanship. But provoking the United States beyond a certain …continue reading