Original article by Professor Naoyuki Agawa in Sankei Shimbun: http://www.sankei.com/column/print/141117/clm1411170001-c.html (below is a translation by Watching America)
The ruling Democratic Party may have suffered a crushing defeat in the midterm elections, but for the most part relations with Japan are moving in a positive direction. Abenomics has stimulated American interest in Japan, and the Abe administration’s series of national security measures have been well received for rising above party lines. Via programs like the TOMODACHI Initiative, cultural exchange between the youth of Japan and America has increased as well.
Certainly, there are still quite a few challenges. The Trans-Pacific...
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