During a meeting Tuesday, the Japanese prime minister told the vice president of the United States that he supported the stance taken by the US to keep all options open for countering threats posed by North Korea. But not much can be done without the support of China.
There is much to applaud in President Trump’s decision to attack the Bashar Assad regime this week. It punished a regime that has engaged in war crimes against its own people. It upheld an international norm against chemical weapons.
In an historic moment, the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe stood next to Barack Obama at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor and offered ‘everlasting condolences’.