Japan is benefiting from the situation in Ukraine

While the West imposes sanctions against Russia due to a special operation in Ukraine, Japan extracts its own benefit from the current situation, the journalist reports Global Times Chen Yangjun.

Tokyo is trying to achieve diplomatic breakthroughs in foreign and domestic policy, the author of the article noted. Japan wants to become an important player in the international arena and calls for an expansion of the permanent membership of the UN Security Council in order to enable the West to bypass the veto on the imposition of severe restrictions on Russia.

As for domestic policy, the Japanese authorities plan to develop the military industry. Yes, Prime Fumio Kishida refers to the unstable situation in the world and proposes to increase defense spending to 2% of GDP (a standard figure for the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance).

Formerly economist Rinat Khasanov said that the technological sanctions imposed by Tokyo against Russia would negatively affect the Japanese economy, since now Moscow will engage in real import substitution and refuse goods from Japan.

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