A. Japan’s chief economic adviser to the prime minister says Tokyo should prepare for a “leaderless age” as US global leadership grows and more strategic ties are strengthened while strengthening its security alliance with Washington. Should be expanded.
Despite Donald Trump’s refusal to accept, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who was elected president last week, wasted no time in congratulating Biden, saying he wanted to strengthen the alliance and the Indo-Pacific. Want to ensure peace and prosperity in the region.
But in Japan, concerns about US internal turmoil have been growing over the years, given China’s growing military and economic resilience, which has persisted under Trump’s presidency.
Suga consultant Takeshi Ninami, chief executive of Drinks Giant Sentry Holdings Limited and a well-known member of the international trade circuit, welcomed the promise to restore relations with international organizations and partners.
But Ninemi hopes that US influence will continue to wane compared to China’s, as Biden faces deep domestic divisions in the United States after the election, so Japan will have to step up pressure on a number of partnerships.
“We need to have a foothold in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries and in India,” he said.
In a separate statement issued shortly after Biden’s election victory, Nyanami said, “I believe that the US global leadership must wither in the long run.
“Japan must continue to deepen the US-Japan alliance but at the same time engage with the world to prepare itself for a leaderless era.”