Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Japan's new diplomacy

Battle-scarred Tallinn smiles on Japan's imperial gue.......Faced with diplomatic pressure from a country almost exactly 100 times the size of their own, many Estonians have seized on the Japanese emperor's visit as a confirmation of the fact that they have not lost their international friends.

'To give it the (Estonian) foreign ministry's spin, the visit is a nice example of the fact that the spat with Russia hasn't diminished Estonia's image,' Andres Kasekamp, head of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.By Ben Nimmo May 24, 2007,

via Meine Sache
A Japanese blogger says visiting a geopoliticalyl essential country like Estonia amid her conflict with Russia is a clear sign of Japan's new diplomacy;it is not just friendly diplomacy as it used to be but it is also aggressive diplomacy to show Japan's commitment to the new strategy.

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