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Articles and essays of island country situations and perspectives on international relations are shared here.


Island Country Situations
[Reprinted Article] History, Culture, Humanity

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[Reprinted Article] History, Culture, Humanity

Previous Japanese Ambassador to the Independent State of Samoa Mr. Shinya Aoki's article appeared in Sakuya Volume 31 (Originally published in Japanese in the Sakuyakai (Alumni Association of Osaka University School of Foreign Studies/Osaka University of Foreign Studies) Newsletter Sakuya, Volume 31. Translated by APIC. Permitted to reprint).

[Reprinted Article] Tonga: Blue Open Seas and Rugby- A Proud and Kind People

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[Reprinted Article] Tonga: Blue Open Seas and Rugby- A Proud and Kind People

Japanese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Tonga, Mr. Tetsuya Ishii, gives his personal reflections on the Kingdom of Tonga (Originally published in Japanese in the September 2020 edition of the Kasumigasekikai Monthly Bulletin. Translated by APIC. Permitted to reprint).

[Reprinted Article] The Voice of the Ambassador to Micronesia

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[Reprinted Article] The Voice of the Ambassador to Micronesia

Japanese Ambassador to Micronesia Mr. Ryoichi Horie's article appeared in the Yomiuri newspaper (Originally published in Japanese in the Yomiuri newspaper of July 20, 2018. Translated by APIC. Permitted to reprint).

Perspectives on International Relations
[Reprinted Article] 〈160 Years of the US-Japan Relationship〉
What Really Makes America Great: From a Personal Perspective

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[Reprinted Article] 〈160 Years of the US-Japan Relationship〉 What Really Makes America Great: From a Personal Perspective

Author: Ken Shimanouchi, former Japanese Ambassador to Brazil (Originally published in the Kasumigaseki Foreign Service Association website. Permitted to reprint).

[Reprinted Article] How to Diminish Fear? The International Problems that Pandemics Give Rise to

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[Reprinted Article] How to Diminish Fear? The International Problems that Pandemics Give Rise to

Author: Katow Shigetaka Ph.D., Former Team Leader of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases / Former Visiting Researcher at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA (Originally published in Japanese in the INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS No.698 - January & February, 2021 (Combined Issue). Translated by APIC. Permitted to reprint).

[Reprinted Article] The “Key” to Japanese Diplomacy Lies in Overcoming Current Challenges in Diversifying Values

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[Reprinted Article] The “Key” to Japanese Diplomacy Lies in Overcoming Current Challenges in Diversifying Values

Participants: Former Diplomat & Japan Rugby Football Union Director Naoko Saiki and Bank of Japan Policy Board Member Takako Masai
(The original article in Japanese was published in the Bank of Japan’s public relations magazine, Nichigin, no. 64 (Winter 2020). APIC is responsible for the English translation.)

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